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. Lego hit record sales last year, but could not dislodge Barbie maker Mattel as the world's best-selling toy maker. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Lego misses out on top toy maker slot image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:51:17 PM
. Lego hit record sales last year, but could not dislodge Barbie maker Mattel as the world's best-selling toy maker. ...
Lego appoints British boss in brand expansion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 11:10:19 AM
.... In 2015 the company posted revenues of $5. 2bn (£4bn), meaning it the world's second-largest toy company after Mattel, the Barbie and Hotwheels maker. ...
The grim truth of Chinese factories producing the west’s Christmas toys image
. Xiao Fang thinks she’s one of the luckier workers making Barbie dolls for the Christmas market at the Mattel toy factory in Chang’an. ...
Stocking fillers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 11:46:25 AM
....The dozen items represent the Toy Retailers Association's pick of what they think will be the most coveted items this Christmas. Lego's Star Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter features, as does a Thomas and Friends train set from Mattel, but self-styled "toyologist" Peter Jenkinson says that not everyone's Christmas purchases will be geared towards film and TV shows. ...
You sent how much?! image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 11:04:27 PM
....But this message has all the hallmarks of CEO fraud, one of the most common forms of business email fraud targeting thousands of companies around the world every day. Last year, Barbie manufacturer Mattel sent more than $3m (£2. ...
Sindy doll revamped and back in the shops at Tesco image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 03:21:39 PM
....Sindy's popularity declined in the second half of the 1980s as more Barbie dolls began to be sold. After a makeover made Sindy look more like her American rival, there were legal battles with Mattel, the makers of Barbie, who felt their product was being copied. ...
Star Wars and Frozen help Lego to £1bn profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of March 2016 12:50:06 PM
....2bn krone (£958m). Lego has increased its sales for 10 consecutive years, with 2015 another record year, putting it ahead of rival toymakers Hasbro and Mattel. ...
Is the Internet of Things putting your child's privacy at risk? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 12:13:07 PM
....Indeed, there have been multiple reports of baby monitors being hacked and of cyber attacks on toy software that has led to sensitive data – including photos of children – being stolen. Hong Kong toymaker, VTech is one recent example of this, while Hello Barbie herself has been at the centre of controversy over whether or not she can also be hacked (ToyTalk and Mattel say not). ...
Star Wars toys fuel Hasbro revenue surge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 02:00:55 PM
....Industry-wide sales of Star Wars-licensed merchandise totalled about $700m in the US in 2015, according to retail researchers NPD Group. Larger rival Mattel reported a surprise rise in quarterly net sales this month as sales of Barbie dolls recovered and demand rose for Hot Wheels toys, driven by Star-Wars-licensed items such as the Millennium Falcon Starship. ...
Mattel shares jump on merger report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 07:57:41 PM
. Shares in Mattel, the maker of Barbie dolls, jumped 8% on Thursday following a report it had discussed a merger with rival Hasbro. ...
Hasbro 'holds talks with Barbie maker Mattel' to create global toy giant image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 06:22:46 PM
. Hasbro has held talks with Mattel about a merger that would create one of the largest toy makers in the world, according to reports. ...
Barbie now in 'curvy, tall and petite' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 05:10:48 PM
....Barbie, the iconic plastic toy doll model, is getting three new body types this year. The US company behind the famous toy, Mattel, is adding "tall, curvy and petite" body shapes to its line-up of the fashion dolls. ...
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Lego fined for stopping stores giving customers discounts on its sets image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of January 2016 07:15:30 PM
.... . Lego is the world’s largest toy maker by sales, having recently overtaken US Barbie maker Mattel and Monopoly maker Hasbro. ...
End of boys and girls products at Toys R Us as it rebrands items 'gender-free' image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 23rd of November 2015 06:30:00 PM
....Toys R Us, WH Smith and The Early Learning Centre have been contacted for comment. It comes after Mattel recently released an advertisement for the new Barbie doll featuring a boy playing with the doll for the first time ever. ...
Barbie doll sales fall as girls turn to electronic toys and tablets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of October 2015 01:27:21 AM
....Related: Out of the toy box and on trend: Barbie gets a style reboot. Mattel, which is in the middle of a turnaround plan, has been struggling to revive sales of the 56-year-old doll, as young girls increasingly prefer technology. ...
Weak Barbie sales hit Mattel results image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of October 2015 12:42:24 AM
. A fall in the sales of the Barbie doll has hit earnings at the US toymaker Mattel. ...
A new recycling venture aims to eliminate virgin plastic image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of October 2015 03:10:44 PM
....”. Robert Goodwin, a co-founder of Executives Without Borders and director of philanthropy at Mattel, said he thinks the key to growth is to plan entry into each new region by following his group’s model: work with nonprofits to build relationships and infrastructure, and then create “the ability for companies to take over”. ...
New ranges send Lego sales soaring image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 09:31:50 AM
....". Lego's first-half revenues exceeded those of rival toymaker Mattel, which posted sales of $1. ...
What motivates CEOs to solve the world’s big social and environmental problems? image
....What turns a person into a sustainability crusader? Author and professor Steve Schein wanted to know, so he interviewed corporate sustainability executives – people who have dedicated their careers to doing business better – to find out what makes them tick. Many of these executives, from global companies including Nike, Sprint, Mattel, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Hewlett-Packard, Starbucks and Unilever, traced their commitments back to their childhood, talking about their families and teachers. ...
What we can all learn from Wall Street's quarterly earnings obsession image
....Then, too, what’s happening on the bottom line often isn’t the full story. Consider toymaker Mattel Corp, which analysts were expecting to report a loss of 4 cents a share. ...
Hasbro boosted by Jurassic World image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of July 2015 09:29:23 PM
....The company is valued at almost $10bn (£6. 4bn), meaning Hasbro is worth more than rival Mattel's $8. ...
Bratz are back after Barbie owner fails to kill franchise image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 18th of July 2015 06:05:35 PM
. Years before toys of Frozen characters knocked Barbie off her perennial perch, a gaggle of ethnically-diverse fashionistas known as Bratz temporarily toppled the word-famous doll – and now they’re back after winning a protracted legal battle with Barbie-owner Mattel. ...
Frozen and Lego help boost UK toy sales growth sixfold image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 18th of June 2015 04:00:37 AM
.... . Lego surpassed Mattel to become the world’s largest toymaker last year, after merchandise related to its blockbuster film led the Danish company to a record year. ...
Turning a bad reputation round can take years of good leadership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of June 2015 12:40:49 PM
.... Thanks to an aggressive Greenpeace campaign, the Indonesian business went from the world’s biggest pulp and paper company to a brand better known for destroying pristine rainforest and driving species to the brink of extinction. Mattel, Disney and Unilever were among the 130 major companies to sever ties with APP and the future looked uncertain for the beleaguered family firm. ...
Barbie to undergo ankle surgery so she can wear flats image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 5th of June 2015 03:38:06 PM
. After wearing heels for over 50 years, Mattel is finally going to let Barbie wear a nice comfortable pair of flats. ...
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The UK has the world's second highest spend-per child on toys image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of May 2015 06:04:27 PM
.... . The smash hit Disney film Frozen, which was released in the run up to Christmas 2013, gave a boon to the toy industry last year, as did The Lego Movie, which propelled the company ahead of Mattel to become the world’s largest toymaker. ...
Toca Boca: television children can touch image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 10th of May 2015 09:06:47 PM
.... . Björn Jeffery, co-founder and chief executive of Toca Boca, believes his company is succeeding because its bigger rivals – and here he name checks Nickelodeon, Fisher Price, Mattel and Hasbro – are missing a trick. ...
Poland demands Mattel axe game describing country as 'Nazi' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 24th of April 2015 05:04:05 PM
. The Polish government is demanding that toy producer Mattel recall a game and correct a card that refers to "Nazi Poland". ...
Barbie's 56th birthday party is on ice after Mattel posts sixth consecutive sales slump image
....The doll's fading appeal weighed on its maker's results. Mattel, which is the world's biggest toymaker, posted its sixth straight quarter of sales declines. ...
Sagging Barbie sales cost Mattel image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of April 2015 01:43:07 AM
. Struggling US toymaker Mattel saw its sales drop for a sixth consecutive quarter as the appeal of its iconic Barbie doll continued to wane. ...
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Mattel's wifi Barbie could be used to spy on children image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of March 2015 10:24:16 AM
. Barbie gets a makeover later this year when Mattel releases the first wifi connected doll, alarming critics who say that it could be used to spy on children. ...
Disney announces Frozen sequel image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of March 2015 08:33:41 PM
....Shares in parent company Walt Disney were up by almost 4% following the news. Toy-maker Mattel, which currently owns the license to sell Frozen products, saw its shares rise by almost 5%. ...
US stocks higher on dollar fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of March 2015 01:50:06 PM
....16% following news that the studio is developing a sequel to box office juggernaut Frozen. Toy-maker Mattel, which currently owns the license to sell Frozen products, saw its shares rise by 4. ...
VIDEO: African doll in a Barbie world image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 27th of February 2015 08:00:38 AM
. The blonde, blue-eyed Californian Barbie doll made by the toy giant Mattel has dominated the market for decades. ...
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Lego enjoys record year and gets closer to reaching 'every child in the world' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of February 2015 10:36:30 AM
.... . Lego announced six months ago that it had overtaken Mattel to become the world's largest toy manufacturer after receiving "a significant boost" from products released in conjunction with the animated movie. ...
Frozen boosts Disney to record quarter image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of February 2015 12:39:52 PM
.... . Dolls of the Frozen princesses Elsa and Anna ended Barbie’s longstanding reign as the most sought after Christmas toy last year, leading Mattel chairman and chief executive Bryan Stockton to resign after the toy giant’s fourth-quarter results missed analysts’ expectations. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 31st of January 2015 12:00:00 AM
.... So, whatever odd (to grown-up ears) idea he presented to the board, the kindly old managing director would guffaw delightedly and marvel at his insight. However, this week's news story about the corporate demise of Mattel's chief executive, Bryan Stockton, suggests that the fluffiness of Big's MacMillan Toy Company is well wide of the mark. ...
Barbie is in meltdown. So how can toy makers appeal to modern little girls? image
.... . It’s a question that’s surely being asked by the grey suits at Mattel this week, following Monday’s abrupt resignation of the toy manufacturer’s CEO, Bryan Stockton on the back of a 49 per cent drop in profits. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of January 2015 01:36:54 AM
....It isn’t only Page Three’s pneumatic blondes that are falling out of favour. Barbie is also on the slide and, after a fifth quarterly decline in sales, Mattel’s chief executive, Bryan Stockton, has paid the price. ...
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Barbie costs Mattel chief executive Bryan Stockton his job image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 26th of January 2015 05:40:53 PM
. Mattel chairman and chief executive Bryan Stockton has resigned after the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars reported fourth-quarter results that fell far short of analyst expectations. ...
Barbie-maker Mattel fires boss after firm reports plummeting profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of January 2015 05:37:03 PM
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Mattel boss resigns on Barbie sales slide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of January 2015 03:55:30 PM
. Mattel has removed Bryan Stockton as chief executive and chairman following a 6% fall in sales in the crucial Christmas season. ...
Toying with a revolution for budding engineers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 24th of January 2015 04:58:48 PM
.... And the major players are taking note: Spin Master, Canada’s largest toy and entertainment company, bought Meccano in August 2013. Less than a year later, Mattel, the toy giant behind Fisher-Price, Barbie and Hot Wheels, acquired Mega Bloks for $460m (£307m). ...
Palatine Private Equity tucks up bedspread buyout image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of December 2014 05:00:21 AM
.... . Other companies the business has secured licensing deals with include Marvel, Lucasfilm, Lego, Nickelodoeon, Hasbro, Mattel and Warner Brothers. ...
The cult of Lego: why are people so in love with the colourful bricks? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of December 2014 03:38:17 PM
....6bn Danish kroner (£144m) in 2003 and breached covenants with its bankers. Private equity groups circled and there was speculation Lego would be gobbled up by rival toy giant Mattel. ...
Can Barbie conquer China? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of November 2014 08:22:52 PM
.... . In 2009 the world's largest toy maker, US firm Mattel, set its sights firmly on the Chinese market, opening a flagship store in Shanghai. ...
Mattel slips again as Barbies charm fades image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of October 2014 03:15:52 PM
. Sales at Mattel have fallen for the fourth successive quarter as demand for its Barbie and Fisher-Price brands slipped further, increasing pressure on the toy maker as it approaches the crucial Christmas shopping season. ...
Disney delight: Elsa and Olaf boost sales at Litebulb image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of October 2014 04:00:23 AM
.... . The company has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world, from blue chips such as Mattel and Universal to personalities. ...
Frozen blow for Mattel as Hasbro wins rights for Princess Elsa doll in toy war image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 26th of September 2014 11:13:15 AM
....This is a battle Hasbro won't let go. The toy giant known for its GI Joe and Transformers merchandise has secured the rights to make Disney's Frozen movie dolls starting in 2016 in a major coup against Barbie-maker Mattel. ...
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Lego should be building business up, not knocking it down image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of September 2014 08:07:02 PM
.... It is the fact of the day: Lego buys its plastic for under $1 a kilogram and then turns the stuff into bricks that sell for more than $75 a kilogram. It is a feat of genius, and helps to explain why the Danish company, which is still owned by the Kirk Kristiansen family who founded it in 1932, has now overtaken Mattel, the Barbie producer, to become the number one toy firm in the world. ...
Lego trumps Mattel to become world's top toy maker image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of September 2014 12:12:32 PM
. Lego has overtaken Mattel to become the world's largest toy manufacturer after receiving "a significant boost" from products released in conjunction with its animated movie. ...
Barbie dull? Sales slump drags down Mattel results image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of July 2014 12:47:03 PM
....She's dyed her hair every colour under the sun and tried hundreds of different jobs, but no matter how many makeovers Barbie has, her playroom star power continues to wane. Mattel, the world's largest toymaker, said its global sales had fallen 9% in the three months to the end of June, as demand for its Barbie dolls and Fisher Price toys tumbled. ...
Barbie means business as Mattel launches 'entrepreneur' doll image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 19th of June 2014 01:44:09 PM
. Barbie, the slim-waisted, perfect-looking doll with a passion for hot pink, is "leaning in" at the workplace with Mattel releasing the "Entrepreneur Barbie". ...

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