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Playing At Business - toy & game business podcast with Steve Reece

Jul 23, 2021

The Puzzles category has had a great time during the pandemic, new generations of puzzlers have been 'born' out of all the lockdowns around the world. In this episode of our Playing At Business podcast we talk to Amanda Chaplin of Gibsons Games to delve deeper into the world of puzzles and to discuss Gibsons' perennial...


Jul 13, 2021

In this episode, Steve Reece shares 7 key learnings from his time working in the toy & seasonal department of a major retailer. This episode looks at the importance taking  a practical approach to  merchandising, takes a look inside a decision by a retail buyer to delist a brand, and outlines key timeless learnings from...


Jul 7, 2021

Peter Jenkinson is Mr. Toys, a man who is well known to those within the European as one of the most passionate advocates for toys & games, both on an individual product basis and for the industry overall. We discuss what is going on with the toy trade nowadays and get Peter's insights into major trends...