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University Games appoints new national account manager to build on continued UK growth

The games and puzzles specialist, University Games has appointed a new national accounts manager in the form of Chris Maker as it positions itself for continues growth in the UK market. Maker brings with him over two decades of retail expertise as well as national account experience to the role, …

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UK government considering plans to increase business rates revaluations

The UK government has launched a consultation to consider plans to increase the frequency of business rates revaluations that could see them take place every three years rather than the current five year period. The consultation has been launched by the HM Treasury as part of the government’s wider review …

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Golden Bear supports UK children’s charity Little Rascals Foundation with £850 donation

The UK toy firm, Golden Bear has handed over a cheque for £850 to the British children’s charity, the Little Rascals Foundation, donating money raised during its annual Christmas Quiz event last year to support children with disabilities across the country. The Little Rascals Foundation is a charity set up …

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Funko brings FunKon to Hollywood with three-day virtual and in-person fan event

The pop culture and consumer products company, Funko is bringing its fan-facing virtual FunKon to Hollywood with a three day event featuring celebrity appearances, behind the scenes content from Funko’s Hollywood store, a host of giveaways, and more. Following on from the success of its other recent virtual events like …

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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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Hasbro and Universal partner to launch Transformers x Jurassic Park mash-up… proving that life does find a way

Even if you could never have imagined it, life… (you’ve guessed it), finds a way. Hasbro has finally partnered up with Universal Brand Development and Amblin Entertainment to create the DNA mash-up we’ve all been waiting for; bringing Jurassic Park and the Transformers franchise together for the first time. Under …

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Melissa & Doug details global launch of PAW Patrol and Blue’s Clues & You toy ranges

The global toy brand Melissa & Doug has detailed a new range of co-branded PAW Patrol and Blue’s Clues & You toys, developed in partnership with Nickelodeon, to be made available at retailers across the globe. The multi-year partnership launches with 50 items in the line-up for 2021, including the …

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UK retail profits could shrink by £8bn in next four years, says research

UK retailers could see profits fall by £8bn in the next four years, according to a new report from Alvarez & Marshal in partnership with Retail Economics, a direct result of the ‘seismic shift’ to ecommerce fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the report issued by the global services firm, …

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Hasbro and eOne’s new comedy series Ninja Express to launch on CBBC this July

Hasbro’s global entertainment studio, eOne, has launched a new kids’ animated series to the global stage, an ‘absurd 2D and 3D mix of animated comedy’ for six to 11 year old kids, titled Ninja Express. The series – c0-produced with Creative Conspiracy and Frogbox – follows the antics of a …

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