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Indie Insight: Wigwam Toys talks the consumers’ rediscovery of community on the high street

Having met at college through a shared love of Fine Art, the Wigwam Toys team comprises collectors, crafts-people, bibliophiles, and big kids at heart, all of whom have their own role to play in the eclectic mix that this little Brighton independent toy shop has to offer. Times were, Wigwam …

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Hamleys lands in Bluewater and Trinity Leeds as it continues UK expansion plans

The iconic toy store, Hamleys is continuing with its expansion plans across the UK this year, with confirmation that the retailer is opening two new sites at popular shopping destinations in the north and south of England. The UK’s oldest toy shop has now landed in Kent’s Bluewater shopping centre, …

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Epoch launches new Sylvanian Families campaigns to support indie retailers on the high street this Q4

Epoch Making Toys is updating the loyalty scheme for its flagship brand Sylvanian Families in a move to ramp up its support of its independent retailer network in the run up to the October half term and Christmas shopping period. As part of its efforts, Epoch is launching two in-store …

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Hamleys expansion and investment ‘will be significant and worthy of a 260 year old brand’

Hamleys is pushing forward with expansion plans for its 260 year old toy selling business which includes a refurbishment of its iconic London store on Regent Street and the potential to open new stores across the UK. The toy retailer’s current owner Reliance Brands has underlined its plans to for …

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Fears surrounding pensions surface as Debenhams puts administrators on standby

With the accountancy firm KPMG on standby to handle an insolvency process, Debenhams has reportedly failed to make a top-up payment to its pensions scheme this month, meaning that around 10,000 members could be worse off if the company enters administration. On Friday, April 3rd, news emerged that the 242-year-old …

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Smyths Toys to take up former Mothercare location in Chester

Toy store giant, Smyths Toys has found a means for expansion amid the ongoing pandemic, with confirmation that the retailer will be opening a new store in Chester. The family-run toy retailer is set to move into a unit previously occupied by Mothercare at Chester’s Greyhound Retail Park, building on …

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Devon toy shop dedicated to sustainable products named among UK’s most exciting start-ups

A Devonshire toy shop that specialises in selling only sustainable and ethical toys and gifts from around the world has been named among the UK’s most exciting start-ups. Good Things – based in Totnes in Devon – was among the finalists gathered at an event at the House of Parliament …

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Designer of handmade soft toys eyes business expansion with first brick and mortar

A toy designer recognised for her handmade range of Fairtrade and organic material toys is eyeing expansion from online to a brick and mortar workshop and toy store in Woodbridge. Kerry Ferrar, the name behind Ferrar Design, has submitted proposals for a new shop in the historic market town, where …

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Indie toy retailer Langleys to open second store in Chapelfield

The independent toy retailer, Langleys is opening a new store in the Chapelfield shopping centre this year, with the promise of ‘rivalling deals available on the internet.’ This will mark the second shop location for Langleys, an independent toy store that opened in Norwich some 140 years ago. Langleys currently …

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