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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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September retail sales lift indicates earlier Christmas shopping as British shops show ‘remarkable resilience’

The KPMG’s UK head of retail, Paul Martin has praised the resilience of the British retailer as ‘nothing shy of remarkable’ over recent months, as September witnessed retail sales increase 6.1 per cent on a like for like basis on the same period one year ago, in what analysts have …

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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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Trend Bible’s CEO signals strength of local shopping as the pandemic shifts consumer habits

Two decades on from the rise and dominance of the large-scale retail, supermarkets and the promise of ‘everything under one roof,’ the independent retail scene could be about to have its moment in the sun again. These are the sentiments of Trend Bible’s CEO, Joanna Feeley who, having observed a …

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Toymaster: “Indies are poised for a strong Christmas and we have a chance to listen to our members more”

With the cancellation of the Toymaster May Show, a structural change up among its company directors, and now the group’s first leap into the virtual space as it hosts its own virtual tours in place of the usual physical FOB meetings in October, the year has been unlike any other …

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UK retail sees shopper numbers increase after ‘significant acceleration in activity’

Shopper numbers across the UK are on the increase, according to the latest research from Springboard this week, who has cited a 4.1 per cent rise in numbers across all retail destinations. In London and the south East, the increase has hit a near 7 per cent, marking a ‘significant …

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