Tag Archives: arts & crafts

The Toy Retailers Association reveals its Toy of the Year award winners

The Toy Retailers Association’s Toy of the Year Award winners have been revealed following a selection process reflective of the change of pace of the past year and the impact that the pandemic has had on the overall retail landscape. Yet, while online sales have accounted for just under half …

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Indie Insight: Carddies calls for UK’s retailers to work better and more closely with the country’s indie businesses

The independent arts & crafts-toy hybrid, Carddies, has called on the UK’s big name retailers to work more closely and better with small, home grown, and independent brands, in its bid to encourage more shelf space for the UK’s creative businesses. The London-based company behind the award-winning range of boxed …

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TOMY celebrates surge in sales as UK families embrace arts & crafts ahead of National Doodle Day

The international toy firm, TOMY, is preparing to celebrate National Doodle Day in style this September 25th, highlighting the products that it believes will be topping the wish lists of kids and families taking part in the artistic action this year. The firm believes that National Doodle Day, a day …

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Craft Buddy bolsters sales team to meet demand surge for arts and crafts line Crystal Art

The arts and crafts specialist, Craft Buddy has maintained ‘an impressive trajectory of growth’ over the last few months, despite the uncertainty surrounding Coronavirus and lockdown measures that have dogged the industry. During the period, the firm has found particular stand out in its Crystal Art product range. Making use …

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Craft Buddy lays out ‘ambitious plans’ for toy industry in 2020 following bumper year

The UK arts and craft maker and distributor, Craft Buddy is ‘bucking the national trend,’ that has made for a tricky 2019 for many, citing a 95 per cent growth in sales throughout the year to date. With an expanded focus in the toy industry and an increased presence at …

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Craft Buddy sees ‘upbeat retailer reaction’ at UK trade open days event

Craft Buddy is celebrating the success of its sell-out trade open days event; a three day event that saw UK retailers flock to the company’s Buckinghamshire headquarters to get a first look at the firm’s newest ranges. According to Craft Buddy, visitors to the open days were “full of praise” …

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