Tag Archives: indie retail

FCA called to regulate Buy Now Pay Later platforms after transactions triple in 2020

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has been called in to regulate the agreements used by buy-now-pay-later companies like Klarna and Clearpay, after a government review found potential for consumer harm. Earlier this month, the Treasury declared that fintech lenders using these channels would be required to carry out affordability checks …

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Homegrown | No monkeying around: The right royal welcome of Laurence King

The next in a series of articles exploring and celebrating the homegrown British toy design and production scene across all stages of its development, ToyNews catches up with the British born publishing house Laurence King to talk about its successful move into children’s toys, games, and activity kits, and how …

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UK government urges shoppers to help small business throughout Shop Local Week

UK shoppers are being urged to help out local businesses rebuild after the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of the lockdown measures by participating in a Government initiative called Shop Local Week. The campaign has been launched as part of the Enjoy Summer Safely message that encourages people to get …

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Tactic Games to grow UK indies and garden centre business with Inside Out Toys

Tactic Games UK has partnered with Inside Out Toys in a distribution deal to grow the Tactic brand here in the UK and strengthen relationships with independent toy, gift and garden centre customers. Effective as of August 1st, Inside Out Toys will focus on promoting a selection of Tactic’s made-in-Finland …

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Britain’s Best Small Shops 2020 adds new category for retailers innovating amid COVID-19

The Independent Retailers’ Confederation, a group of multi-sector trade organisations representing over 100,000 indie retailers throughout the UK, has announced a special category in its search to find Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2020. The Best Small Shops Competition relaunches post lockdown on Independents’ Day, Saturday 4th July, celebrating the …

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