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Toy Retailer of the Year Award

The winners of the prestigious 2018 Toy Retailer Awards will be announced at the annual Toy Industry Awards held at Olympia, London on Tuesday 22 January 2019.

The 2017 Toy Retailer of the Year awards were announced on January 23rd 2018 at the London Toy Fair and the coverted "Overall Toy Retailer of the Year" went to Toytown.

The full line-up winners:
Small Independent Toy Retailer of the Year: Just Williams Toys
Large Independent Toy Retailer of the Year: Toymaster Cavan
Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year: Toy Galaxy
Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year: Kids Stuff Toys
Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year: Toytown
General Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year: Argos
Department Store Toy Retailer of the Year: Jarrold
Online Toy Retailer of the Year: Smyths

During the London Toy Fair at the end of January each year, the toy trade celebrates the previous year’s achievements at a glittering awards ceremony and dinner attended by manufacturers, suppliers and retailers.

The Toy Retailers Association makes a series of category awards to the suppliers for the best performing toys, which culminates in the prestigious Toy of The Year award. The British Toy and Hobby Association which organises the event, returns the compliments by presenting awards to the best toy retailers.

The application process allows self-nomination although additional nominations are taken from a panel of nationwide industry experts. Retailers are judged on a variety of factors such as eye-catching window displays, presentation of stock, depth of ranges and knowledge of staff.

An important factor is that the store must ooze a child-friendly atmosphere. This includes everything from play areas to the ability of customers to easily wheel prams and pushchairs around the shop.

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