BTHA reveals Toy Retailer of the Year finalists

Panel of suppliers, agents, distributors and trade press met yesterday to decide upon the shortlisted entries.
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Nominations for the awards were invited from BTHA members’ toy agents and toy retailers were also able to self nominate. Shortlisting was led by the BTHA council.

The winners of the Toy Retailer Awards will be announced at the annual Toy Industry Awards at Banqueting House in London on January 24th 2012.

The gala dinner is held each year to coincide with Toy Fair. It is organised by the BTHA in association with the TRA (Toy Retailers Association), which will present its Toy Supplier Awards 2011 on the same evening.

After much deliberation and hours of consideration of all the entries, the judges decided on the following shortlist:

Independent Toy Retailer of the Year
• Boswells
• Cuthberts
• Melton Toys
• W J Daniel

* Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year:
• SMF Toys t/a Toytown
• Smyths
• The Entertainer
• Toys R Us

* Online Toy Retailer of the Year:
• Asda
• John Lewis
• Shop Direct
• The Entertainer

* Toy Catalogue of the Year:
• Argos
• John Lewis
• Smyths
• Toymaster

* Toy Retailer (Grocer) of the Year
• Asda
• Sainsburys
• Tesco

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