Retail

Tonies to open exclusive pop-up in Harrods’ Fourth Floor Toy Department

An exclusive Tonies pop-up is preparing to open at the world-renowned department store, Harrods and its Fourth Floor Toy Department this May 29th, welcoming kids and families to the world of the popular children’s audio player. The pop-up will feature best-selling Tonies from the company’s collection of over 100 characters, …

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Pop culture retailer Geek Retreat marks Star Wars Day and its eighth anniversary with National Autistic Society donation

The UK’s geek culture retailer, Geek Retreat, combined its Star Wars Day celebrations earlier this week with its eighth anniversary by donating eight per cent of its turnover generated on the day (Tuesday, May the Fourth) to the National Autistic Society. Geek Retreat , which opened its first store on …

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Toy shop The Entertainer raises £650,000 for Bristol Children’s Hospital charity The Grand Appeal

The family-owned toy retailer, The Entertainer has raised an impressive £650,000 for the dedicated charity of the Bristol Children’s Hospital, The Grand Appeal, just two weeks after reopening the doors of its high street stores. The Entertainer has been raising money for the sick children at Bristol Children’s Hospital by …

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Next gen home and lifestyle platform Fy! partners with Mercis for official Miffy collection

The next gen home, living, and lifestyle retail platform, Fy!, has detailed a new collaboration with Mercis BV to launch an official Miffy collection this week, spanning wall art, textiles, and tech accessories. The collection will land on the platform on Wednesday, April 28th. Molly Pusey, Fy! VP of supply, …

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Mad Beauty become year-round gifting partner for Boots with Never Too Old For range

The health and beauty outfit, Mad Beauty has become a year-round gifting partner for the high street retailer, Boots, thanks to the launch of its Never Too Old For range of fully licensed products. Under the new deal, Mad Beauty’s range of bath and body creations – which feature classic …

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Team GB partners with Moonpig for greetings and gifts lines ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Team GB has landed a new partnership with the greetings card and gifting platform, Moonpig in a deal that will witness the launch of multiple new product lines, including cards, e-cards, mugs and t-shirts featuring designs focused on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and birthdays. The range has been developed to …

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Brand Licensing Europe opens applications and extends Retail Mentoring Programme to Europe

Retailers are being invited to apply for a place on Brand Licensing Europe’s 2021 Retail Mentoring Programme, with the offer of participation in the free-to-attend course being extended to retailers from Europe as well as the UK, for the first time. Made possibly by the organiser’s adoption of a fully …

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Mary Portas and Charlotte Tilbury appeal for Shop Out to Help Out scheme to support indie retailers next month

The High Street hero, Mary Portas has issued a plea to the government to support family-run stores with a Shop Out to Help Out scheme upon the lifting of restrictions on non essential retailers this April 12th. Portas has joined major high street names in fashion and beauty, Henry Holland …

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Forbidden Planet and ViacomCBS launch Paramount Pictures partnership for Top Gun, Forrest Gump, and cult classic Galaxy Quest

The pop culture retailer, Forbidden Planet ha partnered with ViacomCBS to launch a new line of direct to retail branded merchandise featuring some of the most classic Paramount Pictures properties, including Top Gun, and Galaxy Quest. The online retailer is launching a new range of apparel and giftware based on …

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Disney, John Lewis, and Argos join BRC charter of 55 retailers with pledge for better diversity and inclusion

More than 50 major retailers, including The Disney Store, John Lewis, Argos, and The Very Group have signed to a new charter to take ‘decisive action’ to improve their diversity and inclusion practices. It follows research from the British Retail Consortium that discovered that seven out of ten (around 69 …

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