International Track 200

Britain’s biggest independent toy retailer was founded in 1981 by husband-and-wife team Gary and Catherine Grant, 62 and 67. It has more than 160 UK stores, plus franchises overseas. It acquired Poly, the 50-store Spanish chain, in 2018, and the Early Learning Centre and its 520 international stores in 2019. That year its Addo Play division began supplying Toys ‘R’ Us Canada. Overseas sales hit £27.5 million in the year to January 2020. As shops closed during lockdowns, it invested in e-commerce.

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Company details
Year2021
Rank14
CompanyThe Entertainer
ActivityToy retailer
LocationBuckinghamshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa123.79%
International sales £000s27,454
Total sales £000s236,312
Staff2,348
Founded1981
Websitewww.thetoyshop.com

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