The Entertainer confirms record breaking financials for 2013/14.

Fifth year of top line and like for like growth for toy retailer.
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0
ENTERTAINER.png

The Entertainer has experienced its fifth year of top line and like for like growth for 2013/14, recording a pre-tax profit of £5.96 million - up 16 per cent from 2012/13.

The retailer credits strong like for like sales growth across its network of 89 stores, combined with careful cost control and a drive for efficiency, for achieving another year of record profit.

The Entertainer's margin also increased against a backdrop of intense discounting during the important peak trading season. Its in-store performance was matched by strong online sales. Click and Collect orders were up 93 per cent in the five weeks leading to Christmas 2013.

14 new stores were opened across the UK during the period, as well as the relocation or refitting of four existing outlets. It also made its first foray into international markets through its partnership with franchisee Al Owais Enterprises in the GCC region.

"2013 has been a momentus year for The Entertainer; these strong financial results mean we have achieved five years of continuous growth, which is something I am very proud of considering the retail landscape over the last few years," said Gary Grant, founder and MD. "2014 will be another important year for us with the planned opening of 12 stores throughout the UK and further international expansion."

The Entertainer was also recently honoured at the Oracle Retail Week awards, picking up the Zolfo Cooper Growth Retailer of the Year 2014 accolade.

Related

Featured Jobs

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.

Liberty

UK Sales Agents

Liberty House Toys have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the BiOBUDDi brand, and we are pleased to introduce this new unique, innovative and exciting range of 100% environmentally-friendly toy building blocks. We are seeking experienced sales agents with existing network in the toy retail market.

Gameplan Job Logo 620 x 349

Head of Product Development & Marketing

Our client is a privately owned French toy and games manufacturer which sells through distributors in forty countries. The company develops and sells innovative electronic interactive toys and games for the educational and gaming markets, and also takes suitable licenses. To progress its successful business development a Head of Product Development & Marketing is to to recruited.

HIT Entertainment Job Logo 620 x 349

Licensing Systems Administrator

The Contract System Coordinator is a newly created role to support the deal term entry process into Mattel’s new Contract Management System for its Licensing business. The role will support the Business Teams at the Deal & Amendment phase of the contracting process and act in conjunction with the System Administration team.