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Gifts & toys

Experts weigh in: how economic conditions will impact retailers in 2023
Experts weigh in on how the economy will impact retailers in Australia in 2023. Bigstock.

Experts weigh in: how economic conditions will impact retailers in 2023

Coming out of (or still in) the Covid-19 pandemic, experts are forecasting turbulent times for Australia’s retail industry, as it grapples with – among other factors – the effects of rising interest and inflat...
How Two Good Co is “fighting the good fight” this Christmas
Five retailers share their expectations for peak season
Pop Mart pops up in Sydney as collectible toy brand takes off Down Under
Exclusive: The Party People makes acquisition, prepares for more

Gifts & toys Archives

Mecca for mums: How The Memo is disrupting the baby goods market

The Memo was founded to take the pain out of shopping for baby goods, an experience that can often be overwhelming for f...

From click to brick in minutes: How Lego is tapping into “quick commerce”

Foodpanda, Asia’s quick commerce pioneer, has introduced a partnership with Lego Group to offer delivery services for Le...

Queen Victoria Market to ban sale of inauthentic Indigenous products

CEO Stan Liacos said the management will take a “collaborative approach” to phase out the sale of inauthentic goods inst...

German toy brand Haba just opened its first store in China. Here’s why

The Haba brand from Germany is synonymous with unique wooden toys, furniture and even digital workshops for children. It...

Why Malaysian florist Flower Chimp is embracing commercial drone delivery

Flower Chimp, one of Malaysia’s online flower and gifting retailers, is currently prototyping commercial drone delivery ...

Online sales drive profits for Toy ‘R’ Us

Toys ‘R’ Us ANZ CEO and MD, Dr Louis Mittoni, said this is a “positive organic growth” against a backdrop of decreased A...

More stores and AR activations: Toys ‘R’ Us looks to grow in Asia

Toys ‘R’ Us is going from strength to strength in the Singapore marketplace, with the recent unveiling of its 11th store...

Retail roleplay: How Good Games creates community from dice and dungeons

If you're into board games, tabletop games or trading card games like Magic: The Gathering, Good Games is a go-to destin...

ToyWorld, Paw Patrol and TerraCycle expand toy recycling program

The new initiative aims to change people's attitudes on toy waste, which will benefit the environment.

Pop Mart opens first store in Melbourne

The shop is located at Chadstone mall, and features a locally-inspired selfie site.

Analysis: Why Asia’s collectable toy market is only getting started

Statista estimates China’s collectible toys market was worth around US$1.4 billion last year and predicts it will surpas...

“Innovation becomes even more important”: How Bloomthis creates joy

Founded in 2015, Bloomthis is an online florist in Malaysia specialising in handcrafted designer flowers, artisanal gift...

Australian gift-delivery retailer LVLY names new CEO

The new CEO joined the company in 2016 as an advisory board member.

How Chinese toy giant Pop Mart thinks local, dominates global

Chinese toy giant Pop Mart has built a successful empire with a keen understanding of the cultural differences among the...

Melbourne flower delivery service Lvly snapped up by Malaysian investor

Established in 2015, the Melbourne-based startup offers a same-day flower delivery service.