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Thames & Kosmos adds a little Magic to Independent’s Day UK next month

Thames & Kosmos is looking to add a little bit of magic to this year’s Independent’s Day UK, showing its support of the country’s independent toy retailers with a special deal on its popular magic trick ranges. On Saturday, 3rd and Sunday 4th July independent retailers across the UK are …

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Independents’ Day UK to culminate with weekend of celebrating Britain’s local and indie retailers

Independent retailers across the UK will be the focus of a full weekend of celebration next month, when the 2021 Independents’ Day UK campaign culminates to elevate the local trader as the country looks towards leaving the pandemic behind it. Independents’ Day UK is an initiative that emphasises driving footfall …

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Up the local | Toy shops rejoice at re-opening ‘buzz’ as shoppers go loco for local

Months of pent up spending, Christmas hangover, and consumers looking for friendly, non-digital interaction with their local retail scene spilled out onto High Streets across the UK on Monday, April 12th as the country took its next step forwards in the easing of lockdown. Queues for barber shops extended around …

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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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Rise in shoppers planning to stay local this year, as “support for indies has never been so important”

With the Prime Minister’s confirmation that all non-essential shops will be able to reopen across England when the nation-wide lockdown lifts on December 2nd playing like music to many a retailer’s ears amid the essential Christmas shopping period, independent toy shops are rallying the message that ‘shopping local has never …

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One in four British shoppers avoid Amazon Prime Day to shop locally and support small businesses

New research has found that online events like Amazon Prime Day have encouraged as many as a quarter of Britons to keep as much spending as possible contained to small and local businesses negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a study undertaken by the team behind the global …

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