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Epoch Making Toys launches The Gift of Family Sylvanian Families influencer campaign

Epoch Making Toys is celebrating the importance of family throughout these turbulent times with the launch of its The Gift of Family Sylvanian Families influencer campaign. Through the campaign, the toy firm will work with celebrity and high-profile Instagram creators to promote its seasonal sets and family collection. Building UGC …

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UPDATED: Debenhams to close all 124 stores as JD Sports rescue talks are terminated

Debenhams is to wind down the business and close all 124 stores after JD Sports ended discussions over a rescue deal for the struggling department store chain. Rescue talks ended between the two companies following the collapse of Arcadia Group yesterday afternoon. The latest developments now puts 12,000 high street …

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Toy & Edu China reports first signs of a recovering Chinese toy market as sector spies growth

Toy & Edu China, Baby & Stroller China, and Licensing China are each reporting the first signs of recovery for a strong Chinese toy market that was hit at the start of the year, along with the rest of the world, by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. A leading …

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Stand out next year and get involved in the ToyNews 2021 Showcase special issue

Toy Fair season may not be taking on its usual form next year, with the traditional roster of shows now either moved to the summer months or cancelled until 2022, but that hasn’t stopped the need to showcase your newest product releases to the industry. Which is why ToyNews will …

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The Good Retail Awards 2021 are now open for entry

The Good Retail Awards 2021 is now open for entry, encouraging retailers to celebrate their triumphs over the course of a difficult 12 months. This year’s edition of the awards will take place in virtual form and as part of Hyve’s Spring Fair @ Home in February next year. The …

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OnBuy named eCommerce Company of the Year at 2020 UK Business Tech Awards

The online marketplace, OnBuy.com has been named eCommerce Company of the Year in the 2020 UK Business Tech Awards. The awards were created to celebrate the best tech businesses from around the UK, with awards being presented to the most innovative and exceptional. The accolade is another landmark in the rise …

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Local shops will be able to trade 24/7 over Christmas and January, says government minister

The government is to allow local shops to trade around the clock in a move to support the retail industry and its bid to recoup some of the losses it has suffered during the pandemic, a cabinet minister has said. Communities secretary, Robert Jenrick has said he wanted to remove …

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Micro launches new ECO range of children’s scooters made from recycled fishing nets

The international toy company Micro Mobility and its Micro Kickboard business has sourced materials from the maritime industry for the launch of its latest range of children’s scooters constructed from recycled fishing nets. Headquartered in Switzerland, Micro Mobility has launched several pro-environmental projects since setting up business in 1999 to …

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BBC One embraces Zog, The Gruffalo, and the animated worlds of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler this Christmas

The Oscar-nominated production company, Magic Light Pictures is bringing the animated worlds of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler to BBC One in a series of exclusive idents this Christmas. The festive collaboration will feature idents of Zog, Princess Pearl, and Sir Gadabout, as well as The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s …

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Flair Just Play extends pocket.watch partnership for Kids Diana Show role-play range

Flair Just Play has extended its licensing partnership with pocket.watch, the studio behind the Ryan’s World franchise, to launch a range of role-play items inspired by the YouTube sensation, Kids Diana Show. The new range will launch across the UK and Ireland from spring next year. According to Tubefilter, the …

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