Interview: The Entertainer confronts challenging Christmas in Toytown

Gary Grant

Gary Grant, the retail industry’s Santa Claus, tells Retail Week that he is doing his best to have a merry Christmas despite enduring the most challenging year of the past decade.

Gary Grant is used to playing Santa with parents flocking to his toys stores every December. This year, Christmas couldn’t come soon enough after “one of the more challenging years in the last 10”.

However, he believes the certainty that the new majority government brings bodes well for another good Christmas at the nation’s largest toy retailer and will finally get shoppers that have been “sitting on their hands” this year spending.

“The uncertainty about will we, won’t we, possibly has gone away, ” he says

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