Thursday, August 22, 2019
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 Entertainer Christmas

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.

HMV administrators confirm a number of “proposals”

HMV administrators have revealed a number of "proposals" have been put forward for the music retailer which went into administration last month.
Game Christmas

Game posts 2% boost in like-for-likes over Christmas

Game has posted growth in overall like-for-likes during the crucial Christmas trading season, despite a drop in sales in the UK.

Build-A-Bear warns of “significant” UK challenges amid Brexit uncertainty

US toy retailer Build-A-Bear has lowered expectations for its fiscal-year revenue due to Brexit fears, it was reported on Monday.

Feature Resource

Guide to international expansion in retail

Think Big. Think Global. That's the Key Message for Retailers Today The current retail market in the UK is challenging but some retailers are still managing...