In any industry, a continuous supply of news is essential for all businesses to have as much information as possible upon which they can make decisions for their company. One source of all these vital facts and figures is regular publications focussing on the particular trade.
In the toy and nursery business, they will contain articles on companies, personnel changes, details of new products, sales data, seasonal variations and often a section devoted to views or comments by major companies or retailers.
The magazines are also a great place for companies to advertise to the toy or nursery trade and give details of product launches together with advertising plans. All of these publications have an online presence with regular email bulletins to give timely news.
This is the monthly trade magazine for the toy business and is owned by Intent Media.
The business magazine with a passion for toys. Headed by the toy publishing veteran, John Baulch.
This publication has been providing invaluable advice to the toy trade since 1981, and is one of the leading magazines for the UK toy industry.
Nursery World describes itself as being the leading title for childcare - with news, jobs and resources for anyone working in the nursery industry.
This is the UK's only monthly nursery trade publication that provides its readers with news on industry legislation, developments and new product information.
This is a publication for anyone involved in the licensing industry. It is designed to join the dots between licensors, licensees and retailers.
This specialist licensing publication delivers trade information to the licensing community. Many of their articles relate to entertainment properties that go on to influence what we see on the shelves of toy shops.