Retail

Funko is relocating its operational base to ‘state of the art’ centre in Coventry

Funko is relocating its operational base to a new ‘state of the art’ distribution centre located in Coventry, in the Midlands, in a move prompted by the firm’s continued ‘exceptional growth’ across the UK and Europe. Since it began trading in January 2017, Funko EMEA has seen significant expansion, with …

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The Pokémon Company launches half term pop-up at Harrods

The Pokémon Company International has launched a month-long pop-up in Harrods’ famed Knightsbridge store in London, featuring a host of special Pokémon activities for fans and families his half term. The pop-up opened on Friday, February 14th, with a special area in Harrods themed after the Galar region, which is …

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BuzzFeed’s Tasty brand launches kitchen and cookware ranges through Haven Global deal

Haven Global has detailed the launch of a new range of cookware and kitchenware inspired by and themed around BuzzFeed’s own popular food brand, Tasty into Big W stores from today. The line of kitchen products aims to bring the fun, ease and accessibility of Tasty’s signature recipe videos to …

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Mr Men Little Miss launches into McDonald’s Happy Meals with reusable cup collection

Sanrio’s iconic Mr Men Little Miss brand has partnered with McDonald’s for a new Happy Meal promotion across the UK and Ireland, that brings its cast of characters to a line of reusable cups, tapping into the global sustainability movement. This isn’t the first move from Sanrio to align itself …

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Pokémon soars at UK and German retail as both toys and trading cards ‘enjoy best year ever’

Sales of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and toys from Wicked Cool Toys soared at retail across the UK and Germany throughout 2019, according to the latest figures revealed by NPD. The Pokémon Company has reported year on year sales that ‘continue to be substantially above the market average’ …

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Brand Licensing Europe opens applications for 2020’s Retail Mentoring Programme

Brand Licensing Europe has opened applications for this year’s Retail Mentoring Programme, marking the tenth year of the initiative that helps introduce UK retailers to the licensing scene. To date, the programme has seen over 300 industry professionals take part since its launch in 2011, with a record-breaking 80 participants …

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MyProtein partnerships and print on demand furniture: The Hut Group is building on a record year in licensing

There’s certainly been a shift of gear surrounding recent licensing developments for the British e-commerce specialist, The Hut Group, who not only quadrupled its licensing team in 2019, but has since expanded its facilities in preparation for further growth in the space this year. Across health and beauty, lifestyle, and …

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Kellogg’s launches pop-up cereal café to celebrate new W.K. Kellogg by Kids

Kellogg’s has launched an official Kellogg’s cereal café for kids, run by kids, as part of a launch campaign around the breakfast brand’s first new cereal launch in over 20 years. To celebrate the launch of its new W.K. Kellogg by Kids, the first children’s product to include fruit and …

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The Harry Potter store magics £20m retail revenue as it plans world’s largest shop in New York

Harry Potter is continuing to cast its magic upon the UK retail space, having generated £20.1 million of revenue over the 15 months to the end of February last year. Financial statements have revealed that through a chain of just three stores located within the UK – two in the …

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BBC Studios and Forbidden Planet celebrate Doctor Who with exclusive t-shirt partnership

BBC Studios and Forbidden Planet have devised an initiative to release a new and exclusive line of Doctor Who T-shirts throughout the current twelfth series of the popular sci-fi TV show. The newest season started airing on January 1s this year. A range of 10 Doctor Who T-shirts will launch …

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