Flair triumphs in ToyNews survey

Flair has been voted the most important supplier by retailers in the ToyNews annual survey
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The firm was also deemed to offer the best customer service and had the top girls toy with Sylvanian Families. Character Options Doctor Who range was considered to be the best boys range.

Asked about their prospects for Christmas the majority of retailers expect it to be either down or the same as the year before. Conversely the majority are confident of having a good 2008.

The UK Toy Retail Survey has been split into four parts online.

To see Part 1, which includes feedback on suppliers and important products and sectors, click here.

To see Part 2, which covers margins, customer service and marketing, click here.

To see Part 3, which rates the best selling toys in each of the main sectors, click here.

To see Part 4, which talks about business trends in the sector, click here.


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ToyNews Retail Survey 2017

It’s that time of year again, and it’s our fifth annual retail survey. Yes, we poked our noses into your business to ask a cross section of the UK’s independent toy retailer population to find out just how 2016 performed for you, what products triumphed and what struggles you faced through one of recent history’s strangest 12 months.

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