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Gibsons celebrates 100th birthday with major sale on its puzzles

Marking 100 years of trading as a British, family business this year, Gibsons is offering puzzlers 15 per cent off any Gibsons jigsaw, spreading those birthday celebrations far and wide. The story of Gibsons began in 1919, when founder, Harry Percy Gibson, brought a raft of indoor games such as …

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Ravensburger to launch Tetris themed puzzles this autumn in new licensing deal

Ravensburger is to launch a range of new puzzles themed on the iconic video game Tetris across the UK and Ireland this autumn, following a new licensing agreement with the popular Tetris brand. It’s just part of a sweep of recent partner signings for the Tetris brand, marking its 35th …

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“Unsustainable” business rates system needs reform, says Tesco boss Dave Lewis

The boss of Tesco has called on internet retail giants like Amazon to pay new sales tax to support shops on the British high street, warning that the current business rates system is ‘unsustainable.’ Dave Lewis, who has been the CEO of Tesco since 2014, suggested in a piece written …

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MV Sports among award winning partners at first PAW Patrol Summit

Licensed and outdoor toys specialist, MV Sports has been named among Nickelodeon and Spin Master’s award-winning partners at the pair’s first PAW Patrol Summit. Last week, Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products and Spin Master held the first summit of its kind, recognising the accomplishments of retail and licensing partners with the …

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Craft Buddy to host trade open day and workshops for newest arts and crafts lines

The art and craft specialist, Craft Buddy is opening its doors and inviting trade customers, existing and new, to open days on June 28, 29, and Monday July 1 this year. The event – taking place at the firm’s Buckinghamshire headquarters – will offer visitors exclusive viewings of its newest …

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Hasbro to makes a splash with first themed water park in Malaysia

Hasbro has detailed plans to launch a new themed water park, featuring brands such as NERF, Monopoly and My Little Pony. The project will be the result of a new partnership with the Malaysia-based real estate company, Meridian Berhad. It is slated to cover 20 acres and will form part …

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More LEGO Harry Potter sets revealed with Buckbeak, Hagrid and Cedric Diggory minifigures

The LEGO Group has revealed yet a further swathe of sets based on the global Harry Potter franchise, with five new sets joining its LEGO Wizarding World range. The new collection features additional scenes from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and the Goblet of Fire. Available from June …

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Universal and LEGO detail new DreamWorks Trolls construction sets

Universal Brand Development and the LEGO Group have forged a new agreement to launch a range of construction sets based on the DreamWorks Animation film franchise, Trolls. The new range is inspired by characters and scenes from the forthcoming feature film Trolls World Tour. “We are excited to build upon …

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Trump raises tariffs on Chinese imports to 25 per cent as trade war escalates

The US has doubled tariffs tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese products, escalating the ongoing trade war to a whole new level. Tariffs on affected Chinese goods have risen to 25 per cent from 10 per cent, while Beijing has vowed to retaliate, China has said it “deeply regrets” the …

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Reliance Brands has acquired Hamleys from China’s C. Banner

Reliance Brands Limited has signed an agreement to buy the toy retail brand Hamleys from China’s C. banner International. According to reports, the ink is now drying on the deal that was secured for an undisclosed sum. Reliance Industries already operates 88 Hamleys stores across 29 Indian cities. The new …

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