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Online shopping I How retail delivery can help Britain meet its net zero target

Hassle-free and convenient, online deliveries have surged over the last 18 months or so, incentivised by lockdowns and unsettling times. However, there is growing awareness over the damage this is doing to our environment, and with the UK having committed to a legally binding net-zero target that needs to be …

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Strong sales and profit growth for Golden Bear

Golden Bear reported a growth in sales of 9.5% to £25.1 million in the 15-month period ending 31 March 2021.  Operating profit grew to £2.3 million compared to the previous figure of £1.2 million in the calendar year 2019. In the UK market, the company saw dynamic growth in the …

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Rubies extends Fireman Sam license

Costume manufacturer Rubies has announced the continuation of its successful partnership with leading global toy company, Mattel, Inc., with the extension of the Fireman Sam license. The new deal signifies the strong relationship built over the years between Rubies and Mattel, as they look to expand their dress-up portfolio across …

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The Toy Trust spreads much-needed cheer

The Toy Trust, the charity founded by the British Toy & Hobby Association to help disabled and disadvantaged children, has released details of some of its latest charity initiatives, made possible thanks to the generous support of the UK toy industry. Friends of ‘Holcot’ The Toy Trust supported this well-run …

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WarnerMedia Global Brands and Experiences launches ‘The Batman’ toys and collectibles

To mark the cinematic release of The Batman this March, WarnerMedia Global Brands and Experiences has launched its most robust Batman film product collection in over a decade – including a raft of licensed toys and collectables.  Collectable manufacturer McFarlane is offering The Batman, The Riddler and Catwoman figures, all …

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MGA and Zapf part ways with Neil Bandtock

MGA Entertainment and Zapf Creation has today announced that Neil Bandtock has resigned to seek new opportunities, following 15 months as the Managing Director for UK and Ireland. The company is thankful to Neil for his hard work over the past year, under extremely challenging circumstances for the industry, and …

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PMI to launch Brawl Stars toy line in summer 2022

Gaming-sector toy manufacturer and distributor PMI is to release a multi-territory toy line based on the hit gaming IP Brawl Stars, which will include collectibles, action figures, plush, stampers and more. The deal was agreed with Helsinki-based Supercell, makers of the Brawl Stars brand, and LINE FRIENDS, a global consumer …

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Wow! Stuff to debut ‘biggest blockbusters to date’ at London Toy Fair

Toy innovation company Wow! Stuff has confirmed its attendance at London Toy Fair, Olympia 25–27 January, and is set to unveil its ‘biggest blockbuster(s) to date’ at the show. Dawn Lavalette, Commercial Director, Wow! Stuff, announced: “We are supportive of the London Toy Fair. It’s the perfect platform to reveal to our …

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Toys and Games market to grow by USD 50.73bn, report predicts

The potential growth difference for the toys and games market between 2020 and 2025 is USD 50.73 billion, according to a report by global technology research and advisory company Technavio. The growth will mainly be driven by a rising middle class population with greater personal disposable income.  “Toys And Games Market by …

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5 e-commerce trends for 2022

E-commerce has had to change and grow to meet the demands of the new Covid-19 world, and it’s vital that online sellers look ahead and plan for what is to come. According to e-commerce experts Optiseller, there are five new e-commerce trends that will affect all online sellers in 2022, no …

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