Retail

The Oddbods are coming to a fish and chip shop near you, thanks to Keco Ltd partnership

The cast of the popular animated pre-school series, Oddbods, will be coming to a fish and chip shop near you. The content creation and licensing studio, One Animation, has secured a new partnership with the packaging manufacturer Keco Ltd to the launch of bespoke, sustainable, and responsibly sourced children’s meal …

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Debenhams to close all 124 stores as JD Sports rescue talks are terminated

Debenhams is to wind down the business and close all 124 stores after JD Sports ended discussions over a rescue deal for the struggling department store chain. Rescue talks ended between the two companies following the collapse of Arcadia Group yesterday afternoon. The latest developments now puts 12,000 high street …

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Local shops will be able to trade 24/7 over Christmas and January to recoup lockdown losses

The government is to allow local shops to trade around the clock in a move to support the retail industry and its bid to recoup some of the losses it has suffered during the pandemic, a cabinet minister has said. Communities secretary, Robert Jenrick has said he wanted to remove …

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Classic greetings brand Holly Hobbie secures Truffle Shuffle deal through Bulldog Licensing

Truffle Shuffle has been confirmed as the latest retail partner for the vintage Holly Hobbie brand and a recently launched collection that spans limited edition t-shirts, mugs, and tote bags all based on the classic greetings card characters of the 1960s. Illustrated by the artist of the same name, the …

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The Rolling Stones launch virtual RS No.9 Carnaby store for social-distancing shoppers

The Rolling Stones have followed up on the launch of the band – and brand’s – world first flagship store in London’s Soho, with the introduction of a new, global e-commerce shop featuring virtual experiences that allow customers to shop ‘inside the store’ from anywhere in the world. The launch …

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Rise in shoppers planning to stay local this year, as “support for indies has never been so important”

With the Prime Minister’s confirmation that all non-essential shops will be able to reopen across England when the nation-wide lockdown lifts on December 2nd playing like music to many a retailer’s ears amid the essential Christmas shopping period, independent toy shops are rallying the message that ‘shopping local has never …

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Funko’s Loungefly brand sees sales surge and global growth of 25 per cent

While it’s true enough that the world’s pandemic crisis saw some of the biggest forms of live entertainment hit the pause button for the best part of the year, the likes of Disney’s portfolio of theme parks that draw all manner of pop culture enthusiasts year on year, the desire …

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Early Learning Centre partners with Poetic Brands for baby, children’s wear and accessories

The Early Learning Centre brand is expanding into baby, children’s wear and accessories, thanks to a new licensing partnership with the clothing specialist, Poetic Brands. The partnership has been brokered by the Early Learning Centre’s licensing agency, Riverside Brands. The new ELC collection will incorporate baby and children’s wear products, …

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The Pokémon Company marks first Zavvi partnership with new capsule collection for the online retailer

The Pokémon Company International is partnering with the online retailer Zavvi to launch a special European Pokémon capsule collection across adult apparel, footwear and accessories. Launching on November 30th, the collection marks the first collaboration between the two, with a range that comprises 19 items including sweatshirts, T-shirts and hoodies …

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Katie Piper launches her own collection at Superdrug to inspire confidence and kindness this Christmas

The TV presenter and philanthropist, Katie Piper, has launched her own product range exclusively with Superdrug. Arriving in time for Christmas, the collection features a line of fragrances, candles, diffusers, and skin balm sets. Piper’s debut collection includes; Confidence by Day, Confidence by Night, and Courage – Perfect Little Perfumes. …

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