BTHA announces 2012 Toy Retailers of the Year finalists

Published on: 18th December 2012

The British Toy & Hobby Association (BTHA) has announced the finalists for the Toy Retailer of the Year Awards 2012.

The shortlist is:

Independent Toy Retailer of the Year:

  • Melton Toys
  • Midco Toymaster
  • Ramsdens Superstore

Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year:

  • Smyths Toys
  • The Entertainer
  • Toy Barnhaus

General Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year:

  • Argos
  • ASDA
  • Bentalls (Fenwick Group)

Online Toy Retailer of the Year:

  • Shop Direct
  • Smyths Toys
  • The Entertainer

Nominations were invited from BTHA members’ toy agents and national account managers and toy stores were also invited to self-nominate. Shortlisting was led by a selection of members of the BTHA Council, strategically based toy agents and national account managers from around the UK, and representatives from toy trade magazines Toy World and Toy News.

The winners of the prestigious Toy Retailer Awards will be announced at the annual Toy Industry Awards at the new Upper West Hall in Olympia exhibition centre, London on 22 January 2013. The gala event is held each year to coincide with Toy Fair. It is organised by the BTHA in association with the TRA (Toy Retailers Association), which will also present its Toy Supplier Awards 2012 on the same evening.


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