OPINION: How to help your independent toy retailer

Why should suppliers care about local toy stores?
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No doubt you’ve heard it all before.

‘Save the independents’. ‘What do you want the High Street to look like?’ ‘Shop local’. Well, call me old fashioned and quaint but I want to be able to walk to my local shops, recognise who is serving me and to have some level of relationship with them. It is a crucial part of being in a community.

Is that the same for kids? I’d say yes. Interaction with different people on different levels is an important learning experience. Certainly economically everyone wins if you shop at independents.

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