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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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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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Opinion | Foundation of success: What can retailers learn from the LEGO approach?

As global pandemics go, the onset of Coronavirus, while forcing many to navigate a treacherously rocky road to begin with, hasn’t fared too badly for the toy industry; a global business that has provided support and entertainment to families and children worldwide. Among some of the last year’s biggest successes …

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John Lewis confirms eight stores will not reopen after lockdown lifts in April

The department store chain, John Lewis has confirmed plans to not reopen eight of its 42 UK stores when the current lockdown lifts on April 12th this year. The move will put more than 1,400 jobs at risk. The retailer’s stores in Aberdeen, Sheffield, Peterborough, and York will remain closed, …

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British lifestyle brand Joules to open stores across all of the UK and Ireland’s Center Parcs

The British lifestyle brand, Joules, has struck up a partnership with the short break specialist, Center Parcs to open a slate of six stores at all of the Parcs’ villages across the UK and Ireland this spring. The roll-out will commence with the opening of a Joules store at Center …

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WHP Global takes controlling stake in Tru Kids with expansion plans for Toys R Us, Babies R Us

The New York brand acquisition and management firm, WHP Global has taken a controlling interest in Tru Kids Inc, the parent company to Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Geoffrey the Giraffe brands, and more than 20 established consumer toy and baby brands. Under the acquisition, WHP will now manage …

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Spring budget | Retail restart support, extended furlough, and £300m more for the Culture Recovery Fund

A restart programme to support retailers reopening next month and a £300 million culture recovery fund have been announced in a budget described as the Government’s “use of the full fiscal firepower of the country,” by Chancellor Rishi Sunak this afternoon. Among the first issues addressed by Sunak as he …

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Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown lays out non-essential retail’s spring time reopening

Boris Johnson’s roadmap for lifting lockdown restrictions across England have offered the light at the end of a long tunnel for non-essential retailers, and the suggestion that doors will be reopening from no sooner than April 12th this year. The plans were detailed amid a roadmap out of lockdown delivered …

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Condé Nast to open first immersive beauty specialist Allure Store in New York City

Condé Nast has detailed the upcoming launch of its first Allure Store to New York City’s Lafayette Street, billing the concept store as an immersive shopping experience that will feature a curated selection of the world’s best beauty products, led by Allure’s own trusted editorial voice. The Allure Store will …

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Viewpoint | WildBrain CPLG’s John Taylor explores the global shift and trends for 2021

Major changes are taking place across both the licensing and retail landscapes, and it’s not all driven by the pandemic. Yes, the arrival of the coronavirus on a global scale has influenced some sweeping evolutionary moves for businesses the world over, but it has only acted as a facilitator of …

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