Monday, September 25, 2017
Smyths Toys

Smyths Toys almost doubles mainland UK profits

Toy retailer Smyths almost doubled pre-tax profits in its UK operations last year, thanks to sales of Star Wars Lego, Power Rangers and Hatchimal.

Toys R Us falls into bankruptcy

Toys R Us has officially filed for bankruptcy protection just days after suppliers began halting deliveries to the retailer.

Suppliers halt shipments to Toys R Us as it teeters on bankruptcy

Toys R Us has seen numerous suppliers scale back shipments while it struggles to stay out of bankruptcy, according to Bloomberg.

Hobbycraft CEO John Colley resigns after just two months

Hobbycraft chief executive John Colley has stepped down after just eight weeks in the role, citing that it wasn't "the right fit" him.
The Entertainer

The Entertainer’s store expansion & finger spinners boosts sales

The Entertainer recorded an uplift in sales in its half-year report, attributing it to growth in its own-label products and significant store expansion.
The Entertainment Shop

Ebay launches dedicated physical media hub “The Entertainment Shop”

Ebay has launched a new platform dedicated to physical media called “The Entertainment Shop” selling music, books, films and videogames.
Games Workshop continues growth

Games Workshop continues stellar growth in Q1

UK miniature war-game retailer Games Workshop continues growth it saw in its last financial year through its first quarter.
Lego is set to axe 1400

Lego to axe 1400 jobs after first sales decline in a decade

Danish toy giant Lego is set to axe 1400 jobs as part of a financial overhaul following news that its revenues declined for the first time on over 10 yea

Gear4Music half-year sales skyrocket 44%

Gear4music's total revenue surged by 44 per cent to £31.219 million in the first half of its financial year.

WHSmith annual figures boosted by travel stores

WHSmith expects its full-year results will be in line with expectations, boosted by continued “strong” performance in its travel arm, while its high street business continues to make cost savings.

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