Monthly Archives: May 2019

Tribute to famous toy store owner and avid musician Gene Jarred

His trumpet playing was legendary, and his shop has delighted children for decades. Today a tribute was paid to Guisborough musician and store owner Gene Jarred after his death at the age of 87. Before the toy section closed in 2014, Stokelds Toy Center, Nursery and Stationery had been trading …

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Mukesh Ambani takes over Hamleys, the world’s oldest toy store: 7 facts you probably didn’t know

On Thursday, Reliance Industries, at the head of Mukesh Ambani, announced that it will acquire iconic toy maker Hamleys for around Rs 620 crore. Hamleys is currently owned by Chinese fashion conglomerate C Banner International which bought the toy company in 2015. “Reliance Brands Ltd, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, …

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Why Barbie, Lego and Hamleys are fighting in the Indian toy market – Quartz India

From stuffed dolls to toy soldiers, there is a common thread running through almost all toys sold around the world: the “Made in China” label. Relaxed manufacturing standards have makes China the base from which nearly three quarters of the toys of the world originate. In India, the threat is …

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