Retail

WOW! PODS triumph in Amazon UK collectable categories

WOW! PODS, dubbed ‘the collectable for fans of character brands’ by their maker, toy innovation company Wow! Stuff, have made a near perfect clean sweep in all measures used by Amazon UK to denote sales and other consumer demand metrics. From BSR (Best Seller Ranking) at number 1 in both …

Read More »

“Bring Home the Bounty” week 2: new Star Wars products dropping now

It’s the second week of ‘Bring Home the Bounty’, the global consumer products, games and publishing campaign to debut new Star Wars products every Tuesday through 21 December across the UK and EMEA. Aimed at helping fans find the perfect bounty for their family, friends and themselves this Christmas, the eight-week programme …

Read More »

Panini to launch Road to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Sticker Collection on 4 November

Panini has announced the launch of its Road to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Sticker Collection, which hits the shelves on 4 November. The new and exclusive official sticker collection covers 40 of the nations looking to book their ticket to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. “We are excited …

Read More »

FAO Schwarz opens in Milan with dedicated FUNKO space

The first continental-European store of FAO Schwarz has opened in Piazza Cordusio, in the heart of Milan. Funko Europe has collaborated with FAO Schwarz to create a 14 sq m space within the store with iconic Funko touches and exclusive products. The Funko offering will be dialling up its endless categories …

Read More »

The Entertainer announces its biggest ever Santa’s Grotto for 2021

The UK’s fastest-growing, family-owned high street toy retailer, The Entertainer, has teamed up with Mattel to deliver its biggest ever Santa’s grotto experience this Christmas. Groups will be invited to Santa’s grotto digitally and will be given a virtual tour of his North Pole home. This will include the kitchen …

Read More »

Cartamundi seals WH Smith Travel deal for iconic Bicycle playing cards

The Bicycle brand of playing cards is now available in WHSmith Travel stores, highlighting the brand’s rapid expansion in the UK and putting the brand firmly on track to become the number-one playing card in the UK as well as the USA. Bicycle playing cards are the most widely used …

Read More »

Spin Master set to make waves with new Mermaid High fashion dolls and content series

Global children’s entertainment company Spin Master is making a splash with the debut of Mermaid High, a collection of fashion dolls with accompanying animated digital content and a vlog-style series. To introduce Mermaid High, Californian singer-songwriter Claire Rosinkranz will perform the Mermaid High theme song plus four of her own original songs on …

Read More »

Walmart Announces 2021 return of ‘Black Friday Deals for Days’

US retail giant Walmart has announced the return of its month-long savings event, Black Friday Deals for Days. This year, paying Walmart+ members will receive early access to online Black Friday events throughout November – an opportunity to shop all the same deals four hours earlier than the scheduled start times for all three events. “We continue …

Read More »

E-commerce platform OnBuy announces strategic partnership with Hermes

Online marketplace OnBuy.com has partnered with Hermes to offer both vendors and customers “seamless and trusted end to end service”. Founded in the UK in 2016 by Cas Paton, OnBuy has established itself in the eCommerce sector as a pure online marketplace that doesn’t compete with retailers, offering a “fair …

Read More »