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FCA called to regulate Buy Now Pay Later platforms after transactions triple in 2020

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has been called in to regulate the agreements used by buy-now-pay-later companies like Klarna and Clearpay, after a government review found potential for consumer harm. Earlier this month, the Treasury declared that fintech lenders using these channels would be required to carry out affordability checks …

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Toys R Us comeback hits US roadblock as Tru Kids shuts its two toy shops

Plans for a Toys R Us comeback in the US have hit a roadblock as the retailer shut the doors of its only two physical stores, citing the impact of the coronavirus for the drop off in footfall. Owned by Tru Kids Inc which bought to the toy retailer in …

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Debenhams’ co-CEO exits the business following winding-up orders after Boohoo deal

Debenhams’ co-CEO is leaving the business following the issuance of court orders to wind up its operations after the acquisition deal with online retailer Boohoo was struck this week. The co-chief executive, Steven Cook, will be exiting the Debenhams business following a four year stint with the department store chain …

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Ravensburger appoints Adam Sheppard to role of eCommerce Analyst

The UK’s games and puzzles specialist, Ravensburger, has appointed a new eCommerce Analyst in the form of Adam Sheppard. He brings with him a wealth of eCommerce experience. Sheppard previously held a position with Profitero, an eCommerce analytics company specialising in working with brands, manufacturers, and agencies to support growth …

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The BTHA reveals its Retailer of the Year and Superhero Award winners

Community spirit, providing toys and packages to local food banks and providing online resources and toys throughout a year plighted by the pandemic are just some of the values being celebrated among the winners of this year’s Retailer of the Year awards. Taking on a different approach to its awards …

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High Streets in England receive £255 million in Future High Streets Funding to help business ‘bounce back’ in 2021

High Streets across 15 areas in England have been allocated £255 million of the £830 million Future High Streets Fund in a bid by the government to help them ‘bounce back’ following what was a particularly tough year on retail throughout 2020. The funding is aimed at helping to regenerate …

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Indie Insight: Carddies calls for UK’s retailers to work better and more closely with the country’s indie businesses

The independent arts & crafts-toy hybrid, Carddies, has called on the UK’s big name retailers to work more closely and better with small, home grown, and independent brands, in its bid to encourage more shelf space for the UK’s creative businesses. The London-based company behind the award-winning range of boxed …

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The Koyo Store lands Games Workshop deal to launch Warhammer 40,000 collectables

The entertainment merchandise specialist, The Koyo Store, has secured the global rights to create a range of officially licensed Warhammer 40,000 collectables through a new partnership with Games Workshop. The deal marks a major success for The Koyo Store as the range will not only be sold through Games Workshop’s …

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LEGO opens its first airport LEGO Store in the US in Marshall Retail Group partnership

The LEGO Group has opened its first airport LEGO Store in the US, having partnered with The Marshall Retail Group – a WHSmith Company – to set up shop inside Salt Lake City International Airport. The all-new LEGO store allows visitors the opportunity to shop for hard-to-find products from the …

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Hamleys opens latest pop-up shop in Milton Keynes’ Centre:MK

Hamleys is continuing to ramp up its UK-wide network of pop-up retail concepts, with the latest to have opened up at Milton Keynes’ Centre:MK. The iconic toy shop will occupy its new address for the next four months, tapping into the key Christmas shopping period. The store’s opening coincides with …

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