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Nottingham shop owner left triumphant after switching to toy retail

A Nottingham shop owner has been left feeling triumphant following the decision to switch to toy retail and re-establish itself as the high street destination for the latest in on-trend gifts and gadgets for children. Co-owner of the rebranded Trendz R Us store, Kevin Mcfarlane has been left feeling surprised …

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Retail Spotlight | Imagine Toy Shop: “Sometimes instead of waiting for customers, you have to go out and get them”

With a bright green car used to make free deliveries as far as an hour away or to travel to local fairs where she sets up shop, Maggie Tibbenham has become a fixture of the local community, while her toy shop has become a central part of the Holmfirth village …

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Epoch making toys launches first Aquabeads loyalty scheme in support of indie retailers

Epoch making toys has launched its first loyalty scheme for its arts and crafts brand, Aquabeads, with a ‘Bonus Beads’ loyalty campaign that will earn customers a free ‘Fantastic Starter Set’ worth £9.99. The initiative aims to demonstrate the importance of shopping locally, supporting independent retailers, while also recognising the …

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Small Business Britain urges UK toy shops and companies to enter Small Business Awards

The UK’s small businesses are being urged to get involved with this year’s Small Awards, a nationwide search for the best small firms the country has to offer, conducted by the team behind Small Business Britain. First launched in 2017, the annual awards have 11 unique categories across everything from …

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Indie Insight: Wigwam Toys talks the consumers’ rediscovery of community on the high street

Having met at college through a shared love of Fine Art, the Wigwam Toys team comprises collectors, crafts-people, bibliophiles, and big kids at heart, all of whom have their own role to play in the eclectic mix that this little Brighton independent toy shop has to offer. Times were, Wigwam …

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Indie retailer ToysARoo opens first physical store as it brings toys to Rochdale’s high street

An independent toy shop specialising in wooden and plush products is moving into Rochdale, marking the first time the area has had a local toy shop in the last 15 years. ToysARoo will be opening the doors of its first brick and mortar store this weekend as it takes up …

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