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Retail finalists announced for Progressive Preschool Awards 2020

The retail finalists for the the Progressive Preschool Awards 2020 have now been announced, reflecting the dedication, tenacity and excellence which has been seen across the preschool retail landscape over the last 12 months.

The finalists reflect the cross-category focus of the Progressive Preschool Awards, spanning a broad selection of retailers who have made their mark within the preschool aged industry over the past year. Retailers have been nominated from all over the UK in the months leading up to the judging, and consisted of both self-nomination plus unprecedented levels of nominations from suppliers, reps and agents.

“There is no doubt that retailers have certainly had a challenging year so far, but the finalists in this year’s awards have shown loud and clear that the retail sector is still alive and kicking and will continue to dig deep, innovate and drive the industry forward,” said Rob Wills, publishing director and co-owner of Max Publishing, which owns the Progressive Preschool Awards. “We are extremely proud to be able to recognise these retailers, of all shapes and sizes and from right across the UK – our thanks to the suppliers who were keen to back their retail partners with such affection this year. We can’t wait to reveal the winners in a few weeks’ time!”


Best Supermarket Retailer of Preschool Products


Best Multiple Retailer of Preschool Products

The Entertainer
JoJo Maman Bébé
Mamas & Papas
Toy Barnhaus
Toy Town
Smyths Toys

Best Mixed Category Retailer of Preschool Products

B&M Stores
Home Bargains
TX Maxx

Best Department Store Retailer of Preschool Products

Bentalls Kingston
Fenwick Newcastle
John Lewis

Best Online Retailer of Preschool Products

Best Independent Nursery Retailer

Adorable Tots, Rochdale
Baby Boutique, Preston
Daisy Tree Baby Boutique, Inverurie
Kiddies Kingdom, Dewsbury
Naturally Baby, Leamington Spa
Youngsters World (Nursery & Toymaster Toys), Kings Lynn

Best Independent Gift Retailer

Hooray & Co, Hitchin
The Leveret, Amersham
Little Goat Gruff, St Ives
Mini Mooos, Bristol
Simply So Lovely, Hunstanton
Soup Dragon, Crouch End

Best Independent Toy Retailer

Boo’s Toy Shop, Poundbury
Enchanted Wood Toys (Toymaster) Farnham
Grasshopper Toys, Helensburgh
Just Williams, East Dulwich
Toys N Tuck, Southend-on-Sea
The Trading Post, Kingsbridge

Best Independent Apparel Retailer

B Biscuit, Sheffield
Odd Socks Children’s Clothes, Beccles
Popsy & Peanut, Towcester
Sea Whistle, Hastings
The Pud Store, Doncaster
Whippersnappers, Deal

The winners will be revealed on the evening of Tuesday 12 November 2020, as part of an interactive digital ceremony which will allow the industry to celebrate this year’s winners.

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