Tag Archives: the entertainer

Early Learning Centre launches content and resource hub for home-schooling parents and carers

The Early Learning Centre has partnered with experts from across the educational sector to launch a new hub of content aimed at helping families throughout the lockdown period. With schools closed for a second time in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, and with parents and carers home schooling once …

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Toy sales rocket by 58 per cent on eBay this Black Friday as marketplace cites ‘unprecedented shift to online’

The online marketplace, eBay UK saw toy sales rocket by 58 per cent over this year’s Black Friday period, compared to the same time last year, as housebound shoppers fueled what the platform has cited as ‘an unprecedented shift to online,’ due to the government restrictions throughout lockdown. Among the …

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The Entertainer re-introduces its Christmas Quiet Hours at stores across the UK

In a move to make Christmas shopping accessible for everyone, The Entertainer has re-introduced its Christmas Quiet Hours, an initiative that will take place every day throughout December across its 171 UK stores. The campaign aims to create a calmer shopping environment for autistic people and for any shoppers who …

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The Entertainer helps generate 22,000 toy donations for The Big Toy Appeal with The Salvation Army

The Entertainer has helped to generate a mighty 22,000 toy donations for The Big Toy Appeal in partnership with the Salvation Army.  Following a difficult year for many families due to Covid-19 and the financial impacts of the virus, The Entertainer asked customers shopping online, and in store (where open), …

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The Early Learning Centre brand launches into baby and children’s wear and accessories

The Early Learning Centre brand is expanding into baby, children’s wear and accessories, thanks to a new licensing partnership with the clothing specialist, Poetic Brands. The partnership has been brokered by the Early Learning Centre’s licensing agency, Riverside Brands. The new ELC collection will incorporate baby and children’s wear products, …

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Early Learning Centre ties up partnership with M&S.com to sell toys online in time for Christmas

M&S.com has signed a new partnership with Early Learning Centre to start selling its toys and products via its online platform in time for the Christmas shopping season. The tie-up with The Entertainer-owned pre-school and baby brand arrives as the second guest brand under M&S’ Never the Same Again programme …

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Mattel and The Entertainer partner to create a virtual Christmas grotto experience for children

The global toy maker and children’s entertainment unit, Mattel, has partnered with the UK high street toy retailer, The Entertainer, to create a virtual grotto experience for children missing out this Christmas due to the coronavirus pandemic. With government restrictions, lockdowns, and social distancing measures taking experiences and events off the …

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The Entertainer and The Salvation Army partner for the 2020 Big Toy Appeal

The Entertainer has reaffirmed its partnership with the Salvation Army to launch this year’s Big Toy Appeal, an initiative that asks customers to consider donating a toy or toys to a family in need this Christmas. For every toy donated, The Entertainer will also donate a toy, helping to increase …

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‘Buy now, pay later’ option brought into The Entertainer and ELC as toy shop becomes among the first to adopt Klarna

The UK family owned high street toy retailer, The Entertainer, has become the first major toy retailer to offer Klarna as a payment option to all online consumers shopping across its thetoyshop.com and elc.co.uk platforms, allowing customers to buy now and pay later in regular installments. The payment option has …

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The Entertainer is moving into Asda as part of the grocer’s ‘test and learn’ partnership strategy

The UK toy retail chain, The Entertainer is moving into the supermarket giant, Asda, as part of the grocer’s ‘test and learn’ partnership strategy. The move will see The Entertainer turn the toy aisles of five of Asda’s UK stores into branded concessions from early next year. Under the terms …

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