Tag Archives: Christmas

China Shipping Crisis | The Entertainer urges consumers to get their Christmas shopping early

With shipping from China reaching a crisis point that has seen costs skyrocket to all time highs amid a shortage of containers within the global supply chain, the UK’s independent toy retailer, The Entertainer is making its message to the consumer clear. Costs, shortages, and delays have hamstrung companies across …

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Online retailer Very.co.uk sees record-breaking Christmas trading period

The multi-category online retailer, Very.co.uk, has posted record-breaking Christmas and Black Friday results, having increased retail sales by 25.8 per cent year on year in the seven weeks up and including December 25th 2020. The Group has cited the results as its ‘best ever Christmas trading period’ following strong trading …

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Christmas container chaos is global as Greek toy retailer Jumbo sees major shipment delays

The Greek toy and gift retailer, Jumbo, has revealed that some 6,000 containers of the some of the best-selling toys this year, are stuck on cargo ships and shipping containers around the world, in an echo of the current chaos being experienced at UK ports. The firm, which operates stores …

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Hamleys launches its first eBay shop as the retailer broadens its online shopping capabilities

The iconic toy retailer, Hamleys, has launched its first eBay shop as part of the company’s plans to expand its online presence in the midst of an exodus to digital consumerism. Founded in 1760, Hamleys is famed worldwide for in-store experience and eye-catching window displays and its flagship Regent Street …

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Epoch Making Toys launches its Aquabeads CreateChristmas campaign across the UK

Epoch Making Toys Ltd has launched its new, festive Aquabeads CreateChristmas campaign across the UK, a seasonal initiative that aims to celebrate the power of creativity and family traditions during the holidays. To bring the campaign to life, Aquabeads has turned to a group of high-profile Instagram parent creators, tasking …

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Exploding Kittens and Pandemic among Black Friday board games sales surge at OnBuy

Sales of the popular Elan Lee board game, Exploding Kittens, surged by an impressive 511 per cent on the UK marketplace, OnBuy, who has since reported a record-breaking Black Friday that saw sales across the board total nearly £2.5 million in one day alone. According to the platform – established …

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Indie Insight at Heffers Games: “Shoppers tells us there is a joy and satisfaction in shopping in person”

Over the course of the last six years, Cambridge bookshop, Heffers has transformed its prime Trinity Street location into a haven of the local board gaming community, with an offering and insight so revered, that even the year’s instability around the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped it winning retail awards. A …

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TKC Sales sees Stomp Rocket awareness on the rise with TV, national media, and awards coverage

Television airtime, national media Christmas Gift Guide coverage, and a social media family influencer campaign, has helped to take the consumer awareness of TKC Sales’ multi award-winning Stomp Rocket ‘to new heights’ this season, as the firm expects to see momentum continue into spring 2021. Not only did the Original …

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Hamleys opens latest pop-up shop in Milton Keynes’ Centre:MK

Hamleys is continuing to ramp up its UK-wide network of pop-up retail concepts, with the latest to have opened up at Milton Keynes’ Centre:MK. The iconic toy shop will occupy its new address for the next four months, tapping into the key Christmas shopping period. The store’s opening coincides with …

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Local shops will be able to trade 24/7 over Christmas and January, says government minister

The government is to allow local shops to trade around the clock in a move to support the retail industry and its bid to recoup some of the losses it has suffered during the pandemic, a cabinet minister has said. Communities secretary, Robert Jenrick has said he wanted to remove …

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