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Gifts & toys

Gifts & toys Archives

Chinese mystery box retailer Pop Mart rakes in millions from millennials

Newly listed Chinese toy retailer Pop Mart is now estimated to be worth US$7 billion.

Why forward-thinking retailers are finally becoming more inclusive

Kmart has just joined a growing list of retailers offering products for people with disabilities.

What Kiwi kids want for Christmas…

Animal toys are expected to dominate this Christmas season, according to Trade Me’s top toy picks.

How one Kiwi couple turned good design into big business

Wishbone Design is a family business in Wellington punching well above its weight in the global toy market.

Wellington retail store Tip Shop saves landfill space

Wellington retail store Tip Shop is proving the old adage that one person's trash is another's treasure by giving rubbis...

Michael Hill’s branded-product sales deliver strong first quarter

Jewelry business Michael Hill has maintained strong growth into the first quarter of FY21, with growth margin up and gro...
Courtroom and gavel

Toy importers fined for wholesaling retailers unsafe goods

Two toy importers have been fined a combined $118,000 for supplying unsafe goods to retailers in New Zealand.
Cranfields interior

Cranfields doubles down, as Wellington emerges from Covid-19 crisis

Wellington giftware retailer Cranfields has opened its second store despite the challenging current economic environment...

VIDEO: How Lego is killing it after almost 90 years

Clever brand collaborations and innovative stores help keep this brand alive after almost 90 years.

Alceon Group in talks to bring more international brands to Australia

Investment firm executive director on new opportunities, Australian retail, and how Alceon gauges an investment.

Last-minute Christmas gift ideas from innovative retailers

Contributor Nathan Bush has got your Christmas shopping all wrapped up.

Alceon to open first certified Lego store in New Zealand

NZ’s first certified Lego store will open in Auckland on October 31.

Alceon rolling out more Lego stores

Company announces expansion plans for Lego in the region.

Lego opening first New Zealand store in Westfield Newmarket

The store will open in late 2019, and feature Lego-built NZ landmarks.

Toys ‘R’ Us launches on eBay

New store adds more than 4000 items to the online marketplace.

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