Tag Archives: independent retailer

Retail Spotlight | Cachao Toys talks reopening, local support and why toy shops are about making memories

A family-started business that opened its doors in 1996 as a chocolate shop, Cachao’s winding journey into toys has cemented its place among London locals. We catch up with Cachao’s owner, Jennie Hogg, to find out how business has been for this retailer of the weird and wonderful, since doors …

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Playmobil supports the indie retail scene with new customer loyalty scheme

Playmobil has committed further to its support of independent retailers across the country with the launch of a new loyalty scheme in which customers can collect stickers with every brand purchase to exchange for a gift from the popular toy maker. The initiative is part of Playmobil’s ongoing commitment to …

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Government plans for further financial support to Covid-hit retailers

Government ministers are in talks with the Treasury to extend financial support for Covid-19 hit businesses and the current business rates holiday for a retail and hospitality sector that has endured a year of upheaval at the hands of the pandemic. Following warnings from the Labour party of a £50 …

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View from the indie toy shops: “We’re not out of the woods yet, but adaptability and local support is getting us through”

In early March this year, Peter Allinson, owner of Whirligig Toys had around 100 of the ‘make and do’ products he stocks in his four brick and mortar stores in the South of England listed on his online platform. As the coronavirus outbreak neared its peak here in the UK, …

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Moo Like A Monkey: “To succeed on the high street we need to be more than a shop”

Charlotte Khan may be relatively new to the toy scene, having been operating her high street independent children’s shop, Moo Like a Monkey for little over 18 months now, but in that time, Khan and her shop have certainly made an impression on the independent retail scene. Just this month, …

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