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The Independent Toy and Gift Show explores September dates for its 2020 return

Following its announcement last week that this year’s The Independent Toy and Gift Show which was to be cancelled, organisers are now exploring the opportunity to host the show later this year, in September. Originally scheduled for its usual April slot on Tuesday, 21st and Wednesday 22nd next month, the …

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The Independent Toy and Gift Show cancelled over coronavirus outbreak advice

The Independent Toy and Gift Show, scheduled to have taken place on April 21 to 22 has been cancelled due to the escalating coronavirus outbreak, the show’s organisers confirmed this morning. The move to cancel the show follows the latest Government advice surrounding travel, public gatherings, and social distancing issued …

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The Independent Toy and Gift Show champions sustainability with Wooden Toys theme for 2020

Indie retailers with a love of toys are being encouraged to “join the independent revolution” by joining the industry for the sustainability-focused Independent Toy and Gift Show taking place in April 2020. Renowned for being a ‘trade show with a difference,” the Independent Toy and Gift Show will once again …

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The Independent Toy & Gift Show returns for 2020 with dates and sponsors revealed

The Independent Toy & Gift Show is making its return for 2020, once again with its emphasis on keeping the independent retailer at the heart of what it does, and the promise of a slap-up lunch thrown in as standard. From bespoke offers, to unique merchandising solutions and access to …

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Playmobil takes Best Stand award at Independent Toy and Gift Show

Among a hall of strong contenders, it was Playmobil that took home the coveted Best Stand award at last week’s popular Independent Toy and Gift Show, facing down competition from the likes of Juratoys, Tinc and Professor Puzzle. The event, which took place on Monday, 29 and Tuesday, 30 April …

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Independent Toy & Gift Show visitor numbers grow 15 per cent

The AIS Independent Toy and Gift Show is celebrating a record attendance for this year’s event, having seen second day visitor numbers increase by 15 per cent on last year’s show. The show kicked off last Monday, April 29th when it saw visitor numbers match the previous year’s first day …

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Gibsons out in force at Independent Toy & Gift Show as it celebrates 100 years of trading

The British jigsaw puzzle and games company Gibsons was out in force at this week’s Independent Toy & Gift Show where it commemorated 100 years of trading by taking headline sponsorship of the show. The firm led the AIS-run show’s Jigsaws & Puzzles theme from the front, outfitting the show’s …

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There’s still time to register for this year’s Independent Toy and Gift Show

With a mere six days to go until it and its magnificent lunch menu returns, it is still not too late to register for this year’s Independent Toy and Gift Show, taking place on Monday, April 29th and Tuesday, April 30th. The show’s organisers have once again made every effort …

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Independent’s Day: Miles Penhallow talks AIS 2018

As the industry mourns the loss of Toys R Us, the Associated Independent Stores group readies another morale-boosting gathering of brands with their yearly Spring trade show. Here, Robert Hutchins catches up with the organisation's head of toys, Miles Penhallow.

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