Monthly Archives: February 2018

Kidscreen » Archive » Hasbro and Mattel Win Multiple US Toy Industry Awards

Toy giants Hasbro and Mattel have each won a trio of US Toy Industry Awards, which were determined by the NPD Group’s retail tracking service of the top-selling toys of 2017 in the United States. Hasbro took home the top-selling property of the year for its iconic Nerf brand. The …

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More insolvent borrowers use payday loans in Ontario: study

TORONTO – A study by a Toronto-based company indicates that the rate of insolvent borrowers using payday loans in Ontario has increased for the sixth consecutive year. According to insolvency trustee firm Hoyes Michalos & Associates, 31% of insolvent borrowers used the loans in 2017, up from 27% the previous …

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Circularity and sustainability take hold in the toy industry

The closed-loop conversation is often one that focuses on e-waste, fashion and single-use plastics, but LEGO Group and Antwerp designer furniture brand ecoBirdy aim to change that by bringing the concept of circularity and sustainability to the toy front. Supported by the EU Program for the Competitiveness of SMEs (COSME), …

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