Retail

Moo Like A Monkey: “To succeed on the high street we need to be more than a shop”

Charlotte Khan may be relatively new to the toy scene, having been operating her high street independent children’s shop, Moo Like a Monkey for little over 18 months now, but in that time, Khan and her shop have certainly made an impression on the independent retail scene. Just this month, …

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Mothercare to implement phased closure of all 79 UK stores

Mothercare made it official last night that administrators have been appointed to implement a phased closure of the retailer’s 79 UK stores, in a move that puts at risk some 2,500 jobs. A statement released just after close of business yesterday confirmed that Zelf Hussain, Toby Banfield and David Baxendale …

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Forbidden Planet to open Europe’s largest comic book and pop culture store in Glasgow

Forbidden Planet is to open the UK and Europe’s largest comic book and pop culture store when it opens the doors to its new Glasgow location this week. Following a successful 31 years on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street, the pop culture and collectables specialist is relocating to Sauchiehall Street, where it …

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Mothercare to appoint administrators for UK business putting 2,500 jobs at risk

Mothercare has detailed its intentions to appoint administrators for its UK high street business of 79 stores, after the troubled retailer lost £36.3 million last year. Conceding that its UK operation would not return to profitability, the move will now put some 2,500 jobs at risk. Administration of its UK …

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The Entertainer partners with Buckinghamshire College Group to nurture young business talent

The family owned toy retail chain, The Entertainer has launched a partnership with Buckinghamshire College Group to nurture young talent with a view to change the lives of youngsters across the county. The toy retailer will be taking 11 students into its workplace at its head office in Amersham to …

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US: Fart Ninjas land at retailers nationwide courtesy of Funrise

Fart Ninjas, the latest ‘silent but deadly’ action figure line has finally landed at retailers across the US courtesy of the global toymaker, Funrise. The new line packs electronic features that triggers fart sounds and surprises unsuspecting individuals, with Fart Ninja characters arriving in two different sizes, with a variety …

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Smyths Toys brings Oscar back in new brand ad for 2019

Smyths Toys Superstores has unveiled its new brand ad for 2019, bringing Oscar back in a brand new story, three years on from the mascot’s first introduction. In the latest campaign, Oscar’s imagination has made the toy store his theatre, with a whole cast of iconic performers, from Barbie to …

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Schleich sets up major displays in FAO Schwarz

Schleich has further expanded its brand presence in two prestigious department store locations, with new life size lion and tiger displays taking centre stage at FAO Schwarz and Arnotts in Dublin. FAO Schwarz’s long-awaited entry to the European market began on Tuesday, October 22 with the opening of a new …

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Argos Catalogue plays starring role in retailer’s 2019 Christmas campaign

The Argos Catalogue is to take centre stage of the retailer’s 2019 Christmas advertising campaign, launching to TV viewers across the UK this evening. Argos has been shy in shouting about the launch event, with expectations for it to be “the first blockbuster Christmas commercial from a major British retailer …

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