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“If you build it, they will come”: Fiesta Craft’s Rob Trup on the retail experience

Retail can be tough at the moment. Customers are stepping less often into shops and their minds progressively retrained by the net sellers to think primarily about online shopping. Even if they do show up, some cheekily use you as a showroom simply to go away and order products on …

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Amazon to downsize operations in China as Alibaba and JD.com strengthen hold

Amazon is downsizing its operations in China with plans to shut the online platform it hosts that allows shoppers to buy from local sellers. The online giant has stated that it would no longer run the domestic marketplace from July this year, but added that Chinese shoppers will still be …

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Reliance Retail in talks to acquire Hamleys

Reliance Retail is in talks to acquire the iconic Hamleys to shop brand. The purchase of the global toy retailer would mark a major boost for Reliance Retail’s global ambitions and its annual growth target of 30 per cent. Hamleys – the globally famed 259 year old toy store brand, …

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Preschool market is stronghold amid economic strife, says Le Toy Van

Le Toy Van is enjoying a flying start to the year in the stronghold preschool market that ‘has not yet been impacted’ by any kind of economic situation. Speaking to ToyNews, the preschool specialist has reported on items from its 2019 portfolio selling out, even before entering the country,’ and …

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New Fortnite Battle Royale collectables to be unveiled at Birmingham’s Insomnia Gaming Event

A swathe of new mini-figures and play-sets in the Fortnite Battle Royale Collection will be revealed to the public with a Battle Bus “airdrop” experience at the Insomnia Gaming Event in Birmingham this week. Visitors to the Fortnite Battle Royale Collection stand on Friday, April 19th will be the first …

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UK’s OnBuy sees toy orders surge 270% year on year

The UK-owned marketplace, OnBuy.com has seen toy orders increase 270 per cent this year on the same Q1 period in the year prior. The surge in numbers of toy orders highlights the platform’s growing success on the online scene, with year to date sales now 13 per cent higher in …

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Smyths Toys launches free Egg Hunt this Easter

Smyths Toys Superstores has detailed its Easter initiative that offers children the chance to take part in a free Easter Egg Hunt in all of its stores nationwide. The event will take place on Saturday, April 20th from 9am. Kids will be able join the hunt with a variety of …

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Debenhams boss expected to step down now refinancing is in place

The boss of Debenhams, Sergio Bucher, is expected to step down, having played his role in refinancing the struggling department chain at the hands of its lenders. A source close to the Bucher has suggested that ‘having stayed on to get the refinancing in place,’ he thinks now would be …

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UK sales surge 35 per cent for Bananagrams under Asmodee UK watch

The fast thinking word game, Bananagrams has seen an impressive year-on-year growth for Q1 in the UK of 34.8 per cent, according to the latest NPD data. This increase in sales arrives exactly one year since Asmodee became the official UK supplier for the popular tile-placing tabletop game, which according …

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Little Tikes celebrates early success for Play Big tour with kids and families

Little Tikes is celebrating the success of its first two stops of the Play Big UK tour this spring, having already seen around 5,000 adults and children engage with the brand in its milestone anniversary campaign. Families at intu Lakeside and Westfield White City shopping centres were welcomed to the …

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