NEWS ANALYSIS: Retail Christmas lists

We look at the retailer Christmas lists and ask indies about their predictions for festive sales.
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And 2011’s must-have toy is…. Well, it seems that this year there isn’t just one, but a whole raft of products which are going to boost retailers’ coffers throughout the festive season.

This year Tesco started the predictions a little prematurely with its Christmas top ten on June 6th – a whole month earlier than we’re traditionally used to. At the top of its ranked list was Mattel’s Fijit Friends, which at the time Tesco senior buying manager John Stanhope described as ‘this year’s must-have gadget.’

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