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TikTok makes major move into ecommerce with Shopify partnership

The social media giant, TikTok is making its biggest push into e-commerce to date thanks to a new partnership with Shopify that will allow its retailers to begin advertising and selling goods through the platform. Shopify, which already provides the e-commerce platform for over 800,000 brands, will allow its merchants …

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AIS buying group names Sue Kemp its new MD as Sheila Cooper retires after 40 years

Associated Independent Stores has appointed Sue Kemp to the role of managing director as part of the buying group’s wider transformational agenda, and following the retirement of its former MD, Sheila Cooper, who leaves after 40 years with the company. AIS is recognised as the largest independent non-food buying group …

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Licensing special – Selling Magic: How Oliver’s Brighton is evolving the high street indie scene

Oliver Dall, owner of Oliver’s Brighton, a Harry Potter-themed toy and gift shop situated along one of Brighton’s most popular shopping streets, finds itself in the unique position that it no longer needs a front door. In fact, such is the nature of the business that takes place within the …

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Toymaster: “Indies are poised for a strong Christmas and we have a chance to listen to our members more”

With the cancellation of the Toymaster May Show, a structural change up among its company directors, and now the group’s first leap into the virtual space as it hosts its own virtual tours in place of the usual physical FOB meetings in October, the year has been unlike any other …

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B&M to open up to 45 new stores in the UK following ‘strong growth’ in sales

B&M has detailed its plans to open between 40 and 45 new stores across the UK following a recorded ‘strong growth’ in sales that has encouraged the retailer to raise its half-year profit guidance as a result. The chain now expects to post an adjusted EBITDA of £285 million for …

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Next boss warns that traditional retail employment has ‘become unviable’ in wake of Covid-19

The chief executive of the department store, Next, Lord Wolfson has issued a warning to the traditional retail sector that employment has ‘become unviable’ in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic that has accelerated a change in the way consumers shop. The retail boss has expressed concern that thousands of …

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Menkind to open concessions within select Debenhams stores across the UK

The gifts and gadgets retailer, Menkind has detailed its plans to open a series of 23 concessions within selected Debenhams stores across the UK. The retail brand is kicking off the plans from the start of this October. With all Menkind stores having recently reopened after the lockdown period, the …

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We’re back, now to the future: Read the new Sept/Oct issue of ToyNews online now

Eyes right – yep, if you’re reading this on your desktop device then that moving image right there in the corner, that’s the digital September/October edition of ToyNews all ready for you to read online, on your desktop or mobile device by clicking here. (If you’re currently on you’re mobile, …

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Online marketplace OnBuy sets new growth record of 24,000 per cent

The online marketplace, OnBuy has revealed record growth figures of 24,000 per cent GMV growth for the end of this fiscal year. The firm has landed the impressive result just four years after first launching onto the scene. The latest figures cement OnBuy’s strong market position. The marketplace also announced …

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Debenhams puts liquidation firm on standby despite insisting it is “trading strongly”

Debenhams has put a liquidation firm on standby to draw up contingency plans for the department store chain should it not find a solution to its current financial crisis. The company, which is now in administration, has hired Hilco Capital to undertake the task should an answer not be found. …

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