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The ideal toy for our youngest retailers

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  • April 19, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
The ideal toy for our youngest retailers


Those of you juggling a retail career with parenting are likely to be well aware of ‘Shopkins’, but for the rest of us, the existence of collectible anthropomorphic stock units may come as a surprise. The Australian-made toys are based on grocery and department store items and include everything from a manga-eyed box of chocolates to ‘Flushes’ the toilet.

Shopkins are made by Moose Toys. They’re angled towards collectibility and come designated as ‘common’, ‘rare’ and ‘ultra rare’ depending on availability – as of early this year, more than 240 million Shopkins had been sold worldwide. The line entered the US and UK in 2014 and in January this year, the ‘Shopkins 12-pack’ was named in the US as the best-selling toy of 2015.

The toys are also supported by a video series released on YouTube. It’s definitely a new take on retail!

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The new Apple Mac is out, good thing I have a spare 35k to spend

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  • June 5, 2019
  • Courtney Devereux
The new Apple Mac is out, good thing I have a spare 35k to spend

Apple’s products likely lead the way in design, but the point they seem to get across each release is that they also lead the way in price.

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Hell Pizza challenges Valentine’s Day tradition

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  • February 19, 2019
  • StopPress Team
Hell Pizza challenges Valentine’s Day tradition

Yesterday, Hell Pizza challenged the idea of Valentine’s Day with a campaign promoting a night for one, rather than a night out with the masses at a restaurant or bar.

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Just in Valen-time: Krispy Kreme shows its love

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  • February 14, 2019
  • Courtney Devereux
Just in Valen-time: Krispy Kreme shows its love

Where there is a gap in the market, it will eventually be filled. So, has reigned true for the poorly timed disappearance of Candy Hearts and Krispy Kreme’s new ‘Conversation Doughnuts’ which have seemed to take the place of the classic Valentine’s Day candy.

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Real Groovy record store moves location, again.

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  • January 31, 2019
Real Groovy record store moves location, again.

Popular record store Real Groovy is moving for the sixth time in 30 years, this time only making a small hike up Queen Street where it will resettle.

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Hell launches ‘unruly tourist’ pizza

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  • January 24, 2019
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Hell launches ‘unruly tourist’ pizza

As the unruly tourists saga continues, Hell Pizza decided to join the conversation with a billboard 'launching' a limited edition pizza.

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Magnum’s new vegan approach

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Magnum’s new vegan approach

Magnum ice cream has announced the new introduction of its latest initiative, a vegan version of its classic bar.

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