All Hamleys articles – Page 6

  • Hamleys
    News

    In Focus: Hamleys versus The Entertainer

    2011-02-11T00:00:00Z

    Hamleys is a British retailing enigma. The best-known name in toy retailing, its iconic Regent Street store is an international tourist destination to rival Harrods.

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    Debenhams opens first pop-up shop

    2011-02-11T00:00:00Z

    Debenhams has opened its first pop-up shop, timed to coincide with London Fashion Week and featuring the department store’s newest designer collaboration, Edition.

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    Analysis

    Going, going... gone

    2011-02-07T00:00:00Z

    As Icelandic investors consider exiting high-profile retailers, George MacDonald asks whether the stores sector can look forward to a raft of deals in the year to come

  • Qatari's thought to value the 65% stake at £70m
    News

    Qataris in talks to buy Hamleys

    2011-01-31T11:05:00Z

    Talks are at an advanced stage between Landsbanki and the Qatari royal family over the sale of the collapsed Iceland bank’s majority stake in toy store Hamleys according to reports.

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    Hamleys up for sale

    2011-01-28T00:00:00Z

    Frozen food chain Iceland also up for sale as Landsbanki sells off assets as part of winding up process

  • Hamleys have sparked outrage over plans to have live penguins and reindeer in its famous Regent Street branch
    News

    Hamleys blasted over penguin and reindeer show

    2010-12-01T09:46:00Z

    Updated: Toy shop Hamleys has pulled its plans to have live penguins and reindeer in its famous Regent Street branch, after animal welfare experts and animal lovers reacted angrily to the news.

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    Hamleys opens pop-up shops to maximise Christmas sales

    2010-11-26T00:00:00Z

    Temporary stores in shopping centres will extend the retailer’s reach in key toy-selling period.

  • Panasonic, Currys Megastore
    Analysis

    In-store branded areas: In the zone

    August 6, 2010

    Branded areas have many benefits, introducing real theatre and increasing sales, but how can retailers make the most of them, asks Joanne Ellul

  • Former Baugur boss Jon Asgeir Johannesson transferred more than half a million pounds out of his accounts after the High Court issued a worldwide freezing order on his assets, according to reports.
    News

    Baugur boss transfers assets after freezing order

    2010-08-02T10:09:00Z

    Former Baugur boss Jon Asgeir Johannesson transferred more than half a million pounds out of his accounts after the High Court issued a worldwide freezing order on his assets, according to reports.

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    News

    Cost cutting and tourist numbers put Hamleys back in the black

    2010-07-09T00:00:00Z

    Iconic toy store Hamleys has edged back into the black for the first time in six years as cost reduction measures last year paid off.

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    News

    Age of austerity?

    2010-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Hamleys has unveiled its predictions of what will be on kids’ Christmas wish lists this year.

  • Shoppers at Christmas in London
    News

    West End retailers call for longer Boxing Day trading hours

    2010-04-03T09:00:00Z

    Retailers including Arcadia, Debenhams and Selfridges have backed a campaign to allow stores to open for a full trading day on Boxing Day, which this year falls on a Sunday.

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    News

    Hamleys kicks off overseas growth drive

    2010-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Toy retailer Hamleys has kick-started its international expansion after signing a franchise agreement to open in the Balkans. Hamleys is targeting nine markets in the Balkans, and this month will open franchise shops in the Middle East and India.

  • Games retailer Game Group is to shut 18 stores and all its 25 Debenhams concessions
    News

    Game to close 43 outlets

    2010-02-26T12:08:00Z

    Video game retailer Game is to shut 18 stores and all its 25 Debenhams concessions as it reviews its property portfolio in the face of “tough market conditions in 2010”.

  • Sigurdsson
    News

    Gunnar Sigurdsson defends Baugur

    2010-02-05T00:00:00Z

    Former Baugur chief executive Gunnar Sigurdsson has defended the Icelandic investor’s strategy one year on from the group’s spectacular collapse.

  • Hamleys
    Analysis

    Life after Baugur

    February 5, 2010

    One year on, Amy Shields assesses the impact of the Icelandic investment giant’s collapse on UK retail and the chains it owned

  • The Entertainer
    News

    Traditional toys secure best ever sales for The Entertainer

    2010-01-15T00:00:00Z

    Toys retailer The Entertainer is to steam ahead with expansion after recording its “strongest trading in the company’s history” in 2009.

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    News

    Hamleys toasts Christmas cheer

    2010-01-11T15:48:00Z

    Toy retailer Hamleys has reported record Christmas trading, with like-for-like sales up 11.6% in the six week period to January 2, 2010 compared with the same period the previous year.

  • Hamleys said they do not expect any significant stock shortages
    News

    Toy shortages predicted this Christmas

    2009-12-02T10:45:00Z

    Toys shortages are likely this Christmas, according to a major toymaker and distributor.

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    News

    Glasgow extension opens

    2009-11-27T00:00:00Z

    Hamleys and H M were among the first stores to open their doors in the new £100m extension to Ivanhoe Cambridge’s St Enoch shopping centre in Glasgow yesterday.