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Guy Rooney tapped for newly created Zapf Creation sales director role

The former Character Group executive and retail industry stalwart, Guy Rooney has been appointed to the newly created role of Zapf Creation sales director, where he will oversee the portfolio’s of Zapf’s award-winning brands, including Baby Annabell, Baby Born, and Baby Born Surprise. Reporting to UK managing director of MGA …

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Jazwares continues its ambitious European growth strategy with key new hires

As part of the company’s ambitious and ongoing growth strategy for the European market, toy maker and licensing specialist, Jazwares, has appointed a new European Commercial Director and European Licensing Director. After almost two decades at Argos and Sainsburys, most recently as the Buying Manager for Sports, Leisure, Outdoor Toys …

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Character Options bolsters sales division in preparation for continued growth

High profile changes to the company’s sales structure are afoot at Character Options, as the toy firm positions itself for further market growth with a double promotion and a new hire. Both Richard Dinham and Anthony Thorpe have been promoted to the roles of senior national account managers in recognition …

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Hasbro promotes Kim Boyd to Head of Global Brands and Consumer Innovation

Hasbro has promoted its senior vice president and general manager of global brands, Kim Boyd to the role of head of global brands and consumer innovation within its newly created Global Consumer Innovation Organisation. In her new role, Boyd will be responsible for driving Hasbro’s brands cohesively, consistently, and globally …

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Toynamics UK and Ireland taps Nick Rushton as new area sales manager

Toynamics UK and Ireland has bolstered its sales team with the appointment of Nick Rushton as area sales manager for the North. Rushton’s role will be to focus on driving sales forward with independent accounts and growing and developing business across the Toynamics’ toy and nursery brand portfolio, including the …

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Amazon reveals plans to hire 10,000 UK employees as it grows operations across Britain

The online behemoth, Amazon has revealed plans to hire some 10,000 UK employees as it looks to open more warehouses in the north and south of England. The move arrives as online shopping continues to surge amid the pandemic. The tech giant will also be looking to create a number …

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Sainsbury’s to close 420 Argos stores amid plans to save £600 million by 2024

A total of 420 standalone Argos stores are to be closed by March 2024, the super market giant and owner of the Argos store brand, Sainsbury’s has confirmed, amid news that it is to cut 3,500 jobs across its portfolio. The retail giant’s boss Simon Roberts said that the move …

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