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Hamleys to cut jobs at its iconic London store by a quarter as trade slump hits Regent Street

Hamleys has confirmed that it is cutting more than a quarter of its workforce in London as part of a redundancy programme draw up over the continued slump in footfall and trade at the hands of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The absence of tourists and holidaymakers coupled with the tightening …

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Hamleys reveals its Top Toy Picks for Christmas 2020

Classic brands such as Monopoly, Cluedo, Super Mario, and Play-Doh are tipped to cause a stir this Christmas, according to iconic British toy retailer Hamleys, who has today, unveiled its Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2020. While this year’s list is peppered with new interactive and educational tech toys, including …

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Hamleys owner Reliance Industries drops out of the race for UK department chain Debenhams

The Reliance Industries owner and richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani, has dropped out of the race to buy Debenhams, the Sunday Times has reported over the weekend, having emerged only last month as one of the possible suitors for the UK department store chain. At the time, the Reliance …

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Hamleys lands in Bluewater and Trinity Leeds as it continues UK expansion plans

The iconic toy store, Hamleys is continuing with its expansion plans across the UK this year, with confirmation that the retailer is opening two new sites at popular shopping destinations in the north and south of England. The UK’s oldest toy shop has now landed in Kent’s Bluewater shopping centre, …

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Hamleys to open new shop within Liverpool ONE shopping destination

The iconic toy retailer Hamleys is landing in Liverpool this month, setting up shop within Liverpool ONE in time for the Q4 Christmas shopping surge. The news was first reported this morning by The Liverpool Echo. Last month, the 260 year old toy retailer insisted it was pushing forward with …

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Schleich UK’s life-sized Golden Lion takes pride of place at Hamleys’ London

Schleich UK has created a stir at Hamleys’ London store with the arrival of its life sized Golden Lion, a model that has taken pride of place on the iconic store’s third floor in celebration of the firm’s 85th anniversary.    Shoppers who venture to Hamleys in coming months will come …

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Hamleys expansion and investment ‘will be significant and worthy of a 260 year old brand’

Hamleys is pushing forward with expansion plans for its 260 year old toy selling business which includes a refurbishment of its iconic London store on Regent Street and the potential to open new stores across the UK. The toy retailer’s current owner Reliance Brands has underlined its plans to for …

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Hamleys’ CEO is to step down just seven months after being appointed to the role

The chief executive of Hamleys is to step down, just seven months after being appointed to head up the iconic toy retailer. David Smith, the former Debenhams and the Body Shop executive was named Hamleys CEO in January this year and will be leaving the company at the end of …

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Funko makes toy push with new line Snapsies, launches shop-in-shop with Hamleys and debuts new board game titles

Funko has now partnered with Hamleys Russia to launch a new Funko shop-in-shop in the toy retailer’s flagship Moscow store – helping the firm step its international efforts up a level. The partnership between the two titans kicked off with a launch party to amplify the shop within a shop …

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Little Tikes launches Little Baby Bum toy range with exclusive Hamleys event

Little Tikes welcomed media, influencers and Strictly Come Dancing celebrities Gemma Atkinson, Gorka Marquez, and their daughter Mia, to an exclusive breakfast event to celebrate the launch of the brand-new Little Baby Bum range of toys. Guests were invited for a first look at the full range of toys on …

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