Monthly Archives: October 2018

Trump tariffs ‘will impact the entire toy industry,’ says Mattel

Toy maker Mattel warned on Friday that President Donald Trump’s tariffs “will impact the entire toy industry.” The industry’s toys are not yet on Trump’s tariff schedules, but some raw materials are. The company reported third-quarter earnings that missed both revenue and profit. Watch Mattel trade live here. Loading Something …

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Aldi opens a Christmas toy store and predicts the wooden kitchen will be the best buy this year

If you’re wondering what to get the little ones for Christmas, fear not. Aldi has opened an online toy store full of affordable gift ideas. In what seems like a smart business move after Toys R Us stores closed this year, Aldi has launched a temporary online toy store selling …

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Wage increase in China could benefit Indian toy industry: DIPP report

According to a report by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, only 20% of the Indian market is served by Indian toy manufacturers while the rest is served by imported toys from different countries, mainly China and Italy. Over the past three to four years, the Chinese market has …

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How a revived Toys R Us can take over the toy market

Toys are back in town. Major lenders to bankrupt retailer Toys R Us have canceled plans to auction the chain’s intellectual property, name and other remaining assets. Now the company’s creditors plan to open a new company that will leverage the licensing of the Toys R Us name globally, expand …

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The toy industry is not thrilled with the idea of ​​the return of Toys ‘R’ Us

The toy industry thinks Geoffrey’s nerve is as long as his neck. Just months after toy makers were burnt by the Toys ‘R’ Us bankruptcy, the soon-to-be-reborn chain’s mascot pranced around a toy show in Dallas this week promoting a new business plan that could ignite these same businesses. The …

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Nostalgia: How an iconic Barrow book and toy store emerged from a market stall

The story of how a family business of books, stationery and toys on Dalton Road emerged from a stall in Barrow Market has fascinated members of the Barrow Civic and Local History Society. Phil Heath said his father, Joe, moved to Barrow after the Second World War and repaired typewriters …

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