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Electronic bike and scooter sales surge 230 per cent at Halfords

Sales of electronic bikes and scooters at the outdooring specialist, Halfords, have surged by 230 per cent year on year, while overall like-for-like cycling sales have increased 59.1 per cent. These are the latest results to emerge as the retailer posts its trading update for the 20 week period to …

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Into the wild: How The Den Kit Company is taking us all back to nature

Given nothing but a tarpaulin, some rope, and a billhook, Kay Miller – one half of the founding duo of the Den Kit Company – didn’t just McGuyver her way to creating shelter for the night during her Forest School teacher-training, but lit the spark of the inspiration that has …

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Wicked Vision: “We’re much more than a toy company, we’re a true lifestyle brand”

Wicked Vision is so much more than a toy company. The words spoken to ToyNews from across a Zoom chat blighted by lawnmowers passing by an open window one end of the conversation, and a WiFi that had all but given up on the other. It wasn’t just for emphasis …

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Outdoor specialist John appoints Kids International Marketing as its UK and Ireland agency

The sports and outdoor toys specialist, John GmbH has appointed Kids International Marketing as its exclusive agent for the UK and Ireland for the firm’s full range, excluding its inflatable ball business which will remain with it long standing UK partner, John Leisure Ltd. The John GmbH portfolio covers lines …

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Indie Insight: The Toy Centre talks the current spike in traditional and outdoor toys

The Toy Centre is a family-run online retailer that believes in the power of traditional toys. When lockdown first hit the UK, it was a belief system that paid dividends; a combination of the hot spell that baked the country and the closure of schools across the UK, drove sales …

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Global skate brand Micro Skate speeds into the UK with a bolstered kids range

The global inline skate brand, Micro Skate has officially launched into the UK, following a significant investment into its operations that will see a new bolstered kids’ range land with retailer, buyers, and stockists this year. The company has picked up a substantial following among urban skaters worldwide with its …

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EOLO Toys enjoys 32 per cent growth thanks to successful international expansion

International expansion for the outdoor toys specialist, EOLO Toys has helped the company to a 32 per cent growth over the course of the last year, setting the firm up for what it believes will be a promising 2020. The company has cited that among the common trends running through …

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It’s time to get involved with the March 2020 issue of ToyNews

The dust has (almost) settled over another Toy Fair season, meaning it’s time to get involved in the March 2020 issue of ToyNews. ToyNews is accepting copy submissions for this month’s run of product sector guides, including Collectables and Pocket Money Toys, Outdoor Toys, and RC Toys, so don’t miss …

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