Tag Archives: Gary Grant

The Entertainer confirms Quiet Hours shopping when its stores re-open on April 12th

With lockdown restrictions easing further and retailers oiling up the door hinges for the nation’s re-opening on April 12th, The Entertainer has made a move to extend its Quiet Hours shopping in a bid to make the return to shops accessible for everyone. For the first week of re-opening, April …

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The Entertainer offers support to kids and families through Play is Never Cancelled campaign

The Entertainer has unveiled its Play is Never Cancelled campaign, a new programme of home-friendly, social activities to keep children occupied and from feeling isolated as the country plots its slow route out of lockdown this year. Following months of lockdown and a year’s worth of social restrictions, research has …

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Early Learning Centre launches content and resource hub for home-schooling parents and carers

The Early Learning Centre has partnered with experts from across the educational sector to launch a new hub of content aimed at helping families throughout the lockdown period. With schools closed for a second time in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, and with parents and carers home schooling once …

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Toy sales rocket by 58 per cent on eBay this Black Friday as marketplace cites ‘unprecedented shift to online’

The online marketplace, eBay UK saw toy sales rocket by 58 per cent over this year’s Black Friday period, compared to the same time last year, as housebound shoppers fueled what the platform has cited as ‘an unprecedented shift to online,’ due to the government restrictions throughout lockdown. Among the …

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Early Learning Centre ties up partnership with M&S.com to sell toys online in time for Christmas

M&S.com has signed a new partnership with Early Learning Centre to start selling its toys and products via its online platform in time for the Christmas shopping season. The tie-up with The Entertainer-owned pre-school and baby brand arrives as the second guest brand under M&S’ Never the Same Again programme …

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Gary Grant’s call to UK shoppers: “Don’t leave Christmas shopping to final weeks”

DreamToys and the Toy Retailers Association has issued a call to action of the UK’s consumers to make sure they get their Christmas shopping in early in order to avoid disappointment owing to issues in supply and demand in a year fraught with uncertainty over the impact of the pandemic. …

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The Entertainer is moving into Asda as part of the grocer’s ‘test and learn’ partnership strategy

The UK toy retail chain, The Entertainer is moving into the supermarket giant, Asda, as part of the grocer’s ‘test and learn’ partnership strategy. The move will see The Entertainer turn the toy aisles of five of Asda’s UK stores into branded concessions from early next year. Under the terms …

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The Entertainer bucks high street trend to see profits soar 29 per cent

The family-run high street and online toy retailer, The Entertainer has recorded rising sales and profits last year, bucking the trend seen on a high street that continues to struggle. Earlier this month, it was reported that the high street had been hit with its worst figures in seven years, …

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The Entertainer grows year on year profits by 31 per cent

“Our ambitious growth agenda will continue after our exciting start to the year with the acquisition of ELC and we will continue to look at every opportunity to expand our presence both nationally and internationally.”

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