Toy industry weighs impact of coronavirus at New York toy show

Coronavirus and the toy factory closures it sparked in China are on the minds of toys … [+] toy manufacturers and retailers as they gathered for the 117th New York Toy Fair. Jeanne Verdon The coronavirus, which has closed factories and design offices across China, could mean fewer seasonal toys …

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Simplay3 founder inducted into Toy Industry Hall of Fame –

The Simplay3 Company, an Ohio-based manufacturer of children’s toys and home products, will be exhibiting at the 2020 Toy Show in New York City. Not only will Simplay3 be present, but its founder, Tom Murdough, will be inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Even though Simplay3 is only …

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Independent toy store to close after 30 years on city’s main street

A renowned independent toy store is about to close its doors after more than 30 years of activity. Toytown in Woodbridge is closing after 30 years Photo: CHARLOTTE BOND – Credit: Charlotte Bond Toytown on Church Street in Woodbridge will close at the end of the month after three decades. …

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Brazilian toy industry expected to grow 6% after 2019 success – ToyNews

While the tale of the UK toy scene sounds more like a Stephen King novel than a Mills & Boon, at the moment the international space is showing determination – and even growth – in the Brazilian market. . According to the Brazilian Toy Manufacturers Association – or ABRINQ – …

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Barnstaple toy store to close, accusing The Entertainer of “last nail in the coffin”

An independent Devon toy store has revealed it is shutting down, accusing competition from a national chain of “the last nail in the coffin”. Super Heroes was opened in 2017 by comic book fans Lisa and Andrew Roberts. The couple had been building the business since 2013 when it started …

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Toy industry hit by slump “due to Brexit and 2019 elections” | Retail business

The UK toy industry suffered from “difficult” trading conditions last year due to declining consumer confidence in the wake of Brexit and early parliamentary elections, manufacturers said. The British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) – which represents over 80% of the industry in the UK – released new figures showing …

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The Good Toy Shop announces decision to close

Canberra-based independent toy store The Good Toy Shop announced its final closure on February 14. Announcing the decision on its Facebook page, the store said that despite its love for customers and products, various factors, including digital disruption and rising costs, were behind the decision to close. However, it wasn’t …

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Tariffs, other unknowns keep the toy industry on edge

Bouncing back from the Toys R Us crash and fire last year, toy sales in the United States have increased slightly this year. But a host of challenges, driven by tariff threats, continue to disrupt executive suites. Sales in the first six months of the year fell 9% from the …

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‘Give the Kids Toys’: Annual Toy Race Helps Duncan’s Toy Store | Community

The engines roared loudly as Duncan’s police sirens sounded the start of the annual toy run for Duncan’s toy store. Nearly 200 participants, about two per motorbike and a few driving cars, lined up to take off from the theater located on Plato just before 1 p.m. on Sunday, December …

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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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