Cardiff-based distributor Stepping Stones Marketing is bringing a host of US toy lines to the UK.
It has become the sole UK distributor for US companies Galison Mudpuppy and eeBoo, supplying over 400 lines in the board games and gifts sector.
Products include magnetic dress-up and action sets, jigsaw puzzles, craft supplies, educational games and Scribble Down Transfer Activity Sets. Stepping Stones says these products have seen ‘tremendous success’ since launching in 2010.
From next month Stepping Stones will also become the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for US-based Peaceable Kingdom, which produces cooperative games (pictured), children’s stickers and greeting cards.
Stepping Stones Marketing MD Paul James said: “Despite a challenging economic outlook in the UK and Ireland, Stepping Stones Marketing has seen considerable growth in its business volumes in the last 12 months, with a rise of over 45 per cent, increasing the number of our stockists across the region.
"The addition of Peaceable Kingdom to our distribution offering now undoubtedly places Stepping Stones Marketing as the leading supplier of original design-led toys and gifts in the UK, and provides our sales team with an enviable, growing range of product lines. These include some excellent fast-selling lines that the independent toy and gift sector cannot get enough of."
David Gaines, director of sales at Peaceable Kingdom, added: "We are delighted to work with Stepping Stones Marketing by adding Peaceable Kingdom to their impressive portfolio of quality brands.
"Having considered a UK partner for some time, we were immediately impressed by the enthusiasm and professional attitude of the Stepping Stones Marketing sales and marketing team, and we look forward to seeing the development of our brand in the UK and Ireland over the coming years."
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