Tag Archives: Brexit

Toy and gift firm Rex London opens EU hub in Belgium in response to Brexit issues

The toy and gifting specialist, Rex London has responded to the increased red tape surrounding trade with European countries following Brexit by establishing a new distribution centre in Belgium. The move has been made, according to the London-headquartered company, to ‘better serve its customers in the European Union, without customs …

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UK fan focused merch specialist GB eye acquired by Europe’s Abysse Corp

The European fan-focused merchandise specialist, Abysse Corp has acquired the UK posters and fan merchandise specialist, GB eye in a multi-million pound deal. The move will combine Abysse Corp’s global presence with GB eye’s extensive local production, manufacturing expertise, and market knowledge, while strengthening the goal to create ‘the best …

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UK government launches Brexit Support Fund for small businesses and retailers

A Brexit Support Fund has been launched by the UK government to help small and medium-sized businesses, including retailers, adjust to the changes in trade rules with the EU. The new £20 million fund is aimed at helping businesses that are new to importing and exporting processes and require assistance …

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Are cardboard boxes this year’s toilet paper? Pandemic drives shortages in supplies UK-wide

Thanks to the ongoing surge in home deliveries driven by the pandemic and the world’s lockdown measures, cardboard boxes could very well be this year’s toilet paper. According to the Royal Mail, it is estimated that some 200 million more parcels went through the postal and courier system over the …

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Brexit: “No good news story here” for small business toy sellers hit by rising import charges

Online toy sellers are among the thousands of UK small businesses feeling the immediate sting of a Brexit trade deal that has shown early signs ‘of being no good for anyone in the business of selling to the EU.’ Retailers such as the online toy shop Kiddimax have been left …

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Orchard Toys appoints Banaghan & Co as exclusive distributor for Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Orchard Toys has appointed Banaghan & Co as its exclusive distributor for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in a partnership that came into effect as of January 1st this year. The pre-school games specialist took its time in making the appointment following the retirement of its Irish agent, …

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Hornby puts temporary halt on orders to non-UK customers due to Brexit and port delays

Hornby Hobbies has put a temporary freeze on all orders to customers outside of the UK, citing delays caused by the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and disruption at UK ports. The company released a social media statement earlier this week in which it said it would not accept any non-UK orders …

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OPINION: Out of the frying pan – Are we oven-ready or heading for the fire?

Covid-19 vaccines are beginning to be rolled-out, shops have re-opened, and Christmas shoppers continue to spend their money on toys. It really does look like there’s a light at the end of this long, winding tunnel. But, asks Kids Brand Insight’s Steve Reece, with chaos at the ports and Brexit …

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Import Services “has business expansion on the horizon” as it partners with University Games and Little Birdy

The consolidated business between University Games and Paul Lamond Games has turned to Import Services to handle the company’s logistics, providing the firm with the “optimum route to market for imported product to the UK and Ireland, as well as continental Europe.” On the day that Brexit is finally delivered, …

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BTHA secures big wins at Trade Association Forum’s Best Practice Awards

The British Toy and Hobby Association’s ongoing efforts to represent its members throughout the Brexit negotiations gained recognition in the form of the BEIS Sector Representation of the Year Award at the Trade Association Forum’s Best Practice Awards 2019 earlier this week. The BTHA has been praised for representing members …

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