Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Barbie Smyths Toys

Retail Gazette Loves: Smyths Toys celebrates Barbie’s 60th anniversary

The world-renowned doll Barbie turned 60 over the weekend and Smyths Toys celebrated her anniversary by hosting a "You Can Be....
Hamleys CEO

Hamleys CEO replaced by House of Fraser finance chief

Hamleys has announced that chief executive Ralph Cunningham has abruptly resigned and House of Fraser finance chief Yong Shen...
Game Argos

Blockbuster releases sees growth in Argos & Game’s market share

Shares in Game and Argos have increased in the 12 weeks to January 13, ahead of the rate of online retailers Amazon and Ebay.
Toys R Us

Toys R Us emerges from ashes as Tru Kids Brands

Toys R Us is making a comeback as a brand new company known as Tru Kids Brands, one year after the toy retailer went bust.
HMV Oxford Street

HMV Oxford Street flagship among 27 stores to shut down

The HMV flagship on London's Oxford Street is among the 27 under-performing stores that have closed with immediate effect.
HMV Sunrise Records

Sunrise Records boss Doug Putman joins battle for HMV

Sunrise Records president Doug Putman is interested in acquiring HMV, which is also being eyed by Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley.

Retail Gazette Loves: Smyths Toys’ generous £150K charity donation

In an effort to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, Smyths Toys sold the charity’s official mascot.
HMV Sunrise Records

Mike Ashley seeks 6-month rent holiday for HMV takeover deal

Mike Ashley is reportedly asking HMV landlords to grant him a “six-month rent holiday”.
HMV Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley eyes HMV takeover

Mike Ashley has reportedly been in talks with HMV’s suppliers in hopes of acquiring the collapsed retailer.
The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour has partnered with The Entertainer to launch Autism Hour 2019. Together they are encouraging other shops and businesses in the UK to hold Autism Hours from October 5-12.

The Entertainer posts 13% surge in Christmas like-for-likes

The Entertainer has revealed a strong like-for-likes in its Christmas sales with an increase of 22.4 per cent in total sales in the five weeks to December 29.

Feature Resource

A Day in the Life of an Effective Store Manager

Scheduling, finding fill-ins for last-minute shift changes, and distributing corporate memos. Store managers are forced to squander at least 25% of their time on...