Public needs to decide whether to keep supporting the internet or if shops with the lights off and shutters down is a future they really want is his simple summation, though with Amazon second in the country toy sales it will be a close call.Yet The Entertainer has been quick to adopt an ecommerce strategy 20 per cent of sales are online and the website offers immediate alerts to customers if an item is in stock at a specific store with a collection time.The move was highlighted in a recent report from market researchers as an example of how toy specialists can stay competitive against online giants, though Grant believes click and collect convenience will never rival the magic of being in the store.can let children run free in the shop; it their store to rummage around in for that Star Wars toy or Thomas The Tank Engine nothing changed in those terms and you can write off that experience, he says.always have a memory of their toy buying experience and if a six year old child today only remembers a brown box landing on the doormat 20 years down the line then the industry has failed them. It in the down times that the opportunities ariseHe has a point, along with the cast iron conviction of someone used to doing things his way and generally getting it right. His Christian faith permeates the business and has attracted significant attention, relevant in this context because of the decision to close his stores on Sundays, give away 10 per cent of his profits to charity and refusal to stock Harry Potter merchandise due to the occult associations all of which could seem commercial suicide on paper yet has proven to be anything but.The tough times that hit competitors seem to have fuelled The Entertainer expansion and market share; Grant took advantage of a leading toy retailer demise in 1990 and the cheaper rents on offer to open a further 40 stores.
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