The owner of a Notts toy store describes how the business is preparing for Christmas

A Nottinghamshire business owner has revealed what goes on behind the scenes at a toy store over Christmas. Matt Kirby, 43, and his wife Sian have been running their toy business since 2002, but decided to expand and open their own store, Crocodiles Stores, in October last year. Located at …

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Toy maker Mattel unveils “gender inclusive” dolls | London Evening Standard

T he maker of Barbie has launched a line of “gender inclusive” dolls that are “label free”. Mattel’s “Creatable World” toys come with clothing options, accessories and wigs for kids to style their dolls with short or long hair and dress them up with a skirt or pants or both. …

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Playmobil pledges to support retailers with Crumtons Toy Shop banner campaign – ToyNews

Playmobil has shown additional commitment in its 2019 advertising campaign to support retailers, this time with the sponsorship of three large banners displayed outside the Crumtons Toy Shop in Bangor. The Northern Ireland toy retailer will showcase the banners, each focusing on Playmobil: The Movie, ahead of the title’s cinematic …

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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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How the Accenture Luminaries program helped a toy maker discover breakthrough ideas

Sanjay Sarma, Vice President of Open Learning at MIT and Co-Founder of the Auto-ID Center at MIT There was a level of expectation in the room at the Accenture Innovation Hub in Boston when the CIO and senior management of a major toy maker, along with his Accenture team, gathered …

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Charleroi’s toy store looks like Christmas all year round | My Valley Magazine

Dean Helfer Jr., President and Founder of Channel Craft Channel Craft looks like Santa’s Workshop all year round. The 34-year-old Charleroi company makes and distributes authentic USA-made toys, games and puzzles, and as Christmas approaches, the merry gang of Channel Craft employees are hard at work to fill the boxes. …

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Haddonfield NJ adds an American Girl type doll store, a toy store; opening of new businesses

HADONFIELD – If you’re taking the kids on your next trip to Haddonfield, expect to be drawn to another store or two. Two recently opened businesses have bright and welcoming storefronts and plenty of toys inside that might prove to be irresistible to young customers. The stores, Stella & Toni …

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Shareholders agree to save Irish toy maker

A toy manufacturing company that employs 41 people in Ireland has left the review following an agreement between its shareholders that will ensure its survival. Last month, Judge Caroline Costello appointed Mr. Neil Hughes as Acting Examiner for Yvolve Sports Ltd, which manufactures the popular ‘Flicker’ scooter and other products …

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Celebrating Taunton’s Oldest Independent Toy Store: Watkin Toys

Mike replied Sloco-MBE and said it was the closest he would ever get to getting an MBE. Who said working in Taunton’s most famous toy store for 60 years didn’t give you a sense of humor? This would not only give you a sense of humor, but also a sense …

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