Tag Archives: Toy Shop

Selfridges lays on Summer of Fun campaign at London flagship toy department

Selfridges is hosting a ‘summer of fun’ within the toy department at its London flagship store, playing host to a line up of special character appearances, nature workshops, and piano lessons on the giant FAO Schwarz walk-on piano. Families paying a visit to the fourth floor Toy Department this summer …

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Nottingham shop owner left triumphant after switching to toy retail

A Nottingham shop owner has been left feeling triumphant following the decision to switch to toy retail and re-establish itself as the high street destination for the latest in on-trend gifts and gadgets for children. Co-owner of the rebranded Trendz R Us store, Kevin Mcfarlane has been left feeling surprised …

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Big Potato launches The Great Board Game Trade In to support indie retailers through July

The independent board games company, Big Potato, has launched a new initiative to help its UK customers recycle their old board games called The Great Board Game Trade In. The campaign, kicking off on Monday, July 5th, will reward customers who bring in any old board games they have gathering …

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The Entertainer opens first branded store in Spain with plans to grow across the region

The family-owned high street toy retailer, The Entertainer has opened its first The Entertainer branded store in Spain, following a rebrand of its Poly store in Valencia. After acquiring the Spanish toy retailer Poly in 2018, The Entertainer has rebranded the Poly store in Valencia with the full brand experience …

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The Entertainer celebrates child superheroes of the pandemic with £5,000 giveaway

The Entertainer has kicked off a new campaign to celebrate the as yet unsung heroes of the pandemic – children. The campaign launches in recognition of the character that UK kids have shown, from helping their siblings with school work, to running errands for the elderly neighbours. The initiative took …

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Playmobil supports the indie retail scene with new customer loyalty scheme

Playmobil has committed further to its support of independent retailers across the country with the launch of a new loyalty scheme in which customers can collect stickers with every brand purchase to exchange for a gift from the popular toy maker. The initiative is part of Playmobil’s ongoing commitment to …

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FAO Schwarz to open Italian flagship and plans European expansion in Prénatal Retail Group partnership

The New York toy store FAO Schwarz is making its move into Europe through a new partnership with Prénatal Retail Group that will bring the brand, retail store, and ecommerce concepts to Italy. Via a partnership brokered by ThreeSixty Group, the plan will then be for the FAO Schwarz brand …

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Small Business Britain urges UK toy shops and companies to enter Small Business Awards

The UK’s small businesses are being urged to get involved with this year’s Small Awards, a nationwide search for the best small firms the country has to offer, conducted by the team behind Small Business Britain. First launched in 2017, the annual awards have 11 unique categories across everything from …

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Whirli learning: Selling toys the Whirligig way – inside the UK’s independent ‘make and do’ retailer

A former teacher-turned-coffee shop owner-turned-managing director of the UK’s biggest independent toy retailer outside of a buying group, Whirligig Toys’ Peter Allinson is a champion of the ‘things to make and do’ toy space. ToyNews takes a look at the working parts to find out what makes this toy retailer …

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