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Gifts & toys

How Gen Y is fuelling a bougie baby boom
Premium baby products are in high demand. Image: Incy Interiors.

How Gen Y is fuelling a bougie baby boom

Almost a year after Covid-19 prompted stay-at-home orders globally, ‘lockdown babies’ are filling up maternity wards around the globe.  But retailers will be wondering whether the uncertain economic en...
Startup roundup: Sustainable and stylish gifts and homewares
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Gifts & toys Archives

Redbubble names new chief executive

Former Seek CEO Michael Ilczynski will step up to lead Redbubble.

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.

Funtastic acquires Toys ‘R’ Us Australia in recapitalisation play

Louis Mittoni, founder of Hobby Warehouse, is to be appointed CEO and managing director of the combined group.
Image of Mini Flip

The Kiwi brand, the Korean customer and the US$500,000 order

In 2015, Wishbone Design received a huge order from a single customer. Here’s what happened next.

Long distance adult toys boom for The Hot Spot during lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing couples to adapt to new technology and find innovative ways to keep the romance alive a...

Redbubble more than doubles revenue, profit in first quarter

During the first quarter Redbubble refocused on four key initiatives which were able to generate growth.

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

Though the business saw a double-digit decline in foot traffic, same-store sales rose 7.3 per cent.
A man at the beach made of Lego

VIDEO: How Lego is killing it after almost 90 years

Smart collaborations and innovative stores keep this brand alive.

Alceon to open new certified Lego store in NSW

The new store will include a wide selection of Lego sets, including regular limited editions, activities and events only...

From the source: Louis Mittoni, Toys ‘R’ Us, Babies ‘R’ Us

Hobby Warehouse owner on bringing the iconic retail brand back to life.

From the source: Dean Salakas, The Party People

The CEO of the specialist retailer shares the big wins and challenges he experienced last year.

The Party continues across Australia

The Party People is planning to expand its bricks-and-mortar presence this year.

Last-minute Christmas gift ideas from innovative retailers

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

How Toymate is taking up the mantle of Toys ‘R’ Us

The family-owned toy chain is creating new experiences for customers.

From the source: Ben Hare, Tinyme

The COO talks challenges and huge opportunities of customised kids' products.