The Entertainer has doubled the amount of containers it generally brings into the UK this time of year to make sure stock was in spot ahead of any no-deal Brexit.
The UK toy retailer has stockpiled one hundred container loads of paddling pools, slides, wheelbarrows and other toys to ensure there have been no shortages this summer time, need to hold-ups at ports happen following the country’s UK Brexit deadline.
There will be no shortage of toys in the UK,” mentioned Gary Grant, managing director and founder of The Entertainer. The things we ship from the far east, w have brought the containers forward to make sure we have adequate stocks. It might take 3 months for factors to settle down [soon after Brexit]. The second greatest time for getting toys is Easter.”
The Entertainer has shipped its own-label things early. Grant now expects toymakers with European distribution centres such as LEGO or Playmobil to present their personal plans.
Sales at The Entertainer have been up by a lot more than ten per cent over Christmas as it benefitted from the collapse of Toys R Us last year.
We have had a shiningly very good year,” he told the Guardian. We believe in the higher street and the higher street is nowhere close to dead. Our industry share is expanding and going into 2019 we are as optimistic as we can be with Brexit looming.”