Retail

Games Workshop sees £269m revenue in ‘best financial year in its history’

Games Workshop is celebrating what it has hailed ‘the best financial year in the company’s history,’ having reported a revenue of £269.7 million for the 12 months to May 31st 2020. That’s an increase of over £10 million on the £256.6 million it totalled for the same period in 2019. …

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JoJo Maman Bébé extends its Very Hungry Caterpillar clothing range in Rocket Licensing deal

Rocket Licensing has facilitated a renewed partnership between the leading nursery retailer JoJo Maman Bébé and the World of Eric Carle that will see the baby brand extend its successful Very Hungry Caterpillar range of children’s clothing. Launched on July 27th, the second phase of the JoJo Maman Bébé and …

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Brand Licensing Europe 2020 to be all-virtual event called Festival of Licensing

Brand Licensing Europe will not be taking place in its physical form this year, but has transitioned to an all-virtual, four-week long global event called Festival of Licensing. Running from October 6th to 29th this year, the large scale virtual gathering promises to be ‘the most inclusive global licensing event …

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Online shopping habits could be here to stay, says new research from DS Smith

The pandemic has accelerated consumers’ move to online shopping, with new research into consumer behaviour indicating that the majority of Brits now plan to stick to their lockdown online buying habits from here on out. According to a survey commissioned by DS Smith, the London-based packaging specialist, retailers have seen …

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Men’s Health launches toiletry gifting sets from Thumbs Up to UK retail

The leading lifestyle and fitness brand, Men’s Health has secured retail placement within two of the UK’s biggest retailers for its new toiletry and gifting collection developed by the brand’s most recent licensee, Thumbs Up UK. The new range consists of body washes, deodorants, and shower gels enhanced with accompanying …

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Boots to cut 4,000 jobs and John Lewis to close eight of its 50 stores in amid Covid-19 fallout

The UK retailer, Boots is to cut 4,000 jobs, its parent company Walgreen Boots Alliance has announced, having been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown measures. The company said it will cut around seven per cent of its UK workforce. According to Walgreens, sales at Boots have plunged …

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Emoji partners with 7-Eleven Malaysia to launch EmoBear loyalty programme

The international convenience store chain 7-Eleven has teamed up with Emoji to launch a new collectable premium loyalty programme to consumers across Malaysia. Called EmoBear TM, the collection features 27 different designs, each featuring a different emoji brand icon. Customers of 7-Eleven Malaysia will be rewarded with loyalty stickers anytime …

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H&M launches its Minions Kids Collection globally

Universal has launched its global partnership with the fashion retailer H&M to bring Minions back to the high street (and online) with a new apparel and accessories collection. The Minions x H&M Kids Collection has launched to the global stage, with a range that includes ‘mischievous and sweet graphic tees’, …

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The Entertainer partners with Riverside Brands for ELC brand extension programme

The UK’s family owned high street toy retailer, The Entertainer has partnered with Riverside Brands to lead its brand extension strategy for Early Learning Centre. Under the new partnership, both the Happyland and core ELC brand will look to build out wider brand extensions into categories such as apparel, nightwear, …

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Hyve confirms – Autumn Fair 2020 is cancelled

Hyve, the organising team behind Autumn Fair, has confirmed the cancellation of this year’s home and gift retail industry show. The announcement arrives following speculation that the show was to be called off owing to the ongoing situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and the social distancing measures and laws around …

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