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Gifts & toys

How Chinese toy giant Pop Mart thinks local, dominates global

How Chinese toy giant Pop Mart thinks local, dominates global

When Chinese collectables retailer Pop Mart launched a pop-up store at London Westfield in January of last year to test its concept in the UK, it expected the Asian diaspora to be its largest potential market ...
How toy giant Pop Mart thinks local, dominates global
Chinese retail unicorn Pop Mart opens first New Zealand store
Young at heart: Inside the reinvention of Lego
Lego Foundation launches US$143m fund for childhood development

Gifts & toys Archives

Can Hollywood star Margot Robbie make Barbie the next Lego?

The Australian actress is producing and starring in Barbie's first ever live-action movie. Will it do for Mattel what Th...

Child’s play: Inside Toys ‘R’ Us’ expansion strategy

After a major upgrade of its e-commerce operations, the toy retailer is now planning its return to the UK.

The largest Lego store in the southern hemisphere is coming to Australia

And it's bringing a slew of new features and experiences to local customers.

Toymate to open Australia’s ‘largest toy store’ in the run up to Christmas

Toymate is opening what it claims to be Australia’s largest toy store next week, the fourth to open in four weeks.

Beyond gender: How Lego’s push for ‘inclusive play’ reflects social change

The toy brand's promise to remove gender stereotypes from all its marketing going forward is likely to appeal to younger...

Colosseum kits and plastic flowers help Lego’s earnings double

Toymaker Lego doubled its earnings in the first six months of the year as customers flocked to its reopened stores to bu...

Bottles to bears: The Aussie toy company making Walmart more sustainable

Australian toy company Headstart is shaking up the category with an eco-friendly range of plush toys set to hit Walmart ...

Flowers and sex toys: How retailer LVLY does gifting differently

After LVLY co-founder Hannah Spilva came to Australia, she turned her desire to connect with her own friends and family ...

Why Toys ‘R’ Us is investing in robots for peak trading season

The company has made an initial investment of $2 million in robot technology at its new warehouse in Dandenong South.

Toys ‘R’ Us to open immersive experience centre in Australia next year

The experience centre will be co-located with a new office and state-of-the-art logistics hub to enable the retailer’s a...

Premier Retail sets record guidance as Covid strategies pay off

CEO Mark McInnes says Mother’s Day sales set a new record for the group, helping drive strong overall May sales.

An insider’s look into Lego’s digital strategy

After a rollercoaster year, Danish toy giant Lego’s online sales are now on par with its in-store sales,

VIDEO: ‘There was a turning point’: Julie Mathers on founding Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna CEO Julie Mathers talks responsible retailing with Afterpay's chief strategy officer Mark Teperson.

Mattel turning old Barbies, Matchbox cars and Mega Bloks into new toys

"Mattel's Playback program is a great step," said Jim Silver, CEO of TTPM, a toy industry research firm.

Here’s why Lego is the world’s most reputable brand

Danish toy giant Lego topped a list of 100 of the world’s most reputable companies, followed by Swiss luxury watch compa...