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JAKKS Pacific Enters Sweet Deal as Global Master Toy Licensee for Haribo

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading U.S. toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) today announced it has entered into a multi-year, global toy licensing deal with HARIBO Group to create a toy line based on its world-renowned gummi candy products. JAKKS has secured rights in the North America and EMEA territories to manufacture, market and distribute collectibles and activities, set to launch in August 2021.

HARIBO was founded by Hans Riegel in the early 1920s, when he established a small confectionery factory and produced the world’s first gummi bears. These gummies would soon become the iconic HARIBO GOLDBEARS that are now a fan-favorite around the world.

“We are thrilled to partner with HARIBO in bringing to life a truly sweet line of toys and collectibles that will appeal to collectors and HARIBO fans of all ages. The line features consumers’ favorite product pieces from the signature GOLDBEARS to TWINSNAKES, HAPPY-COLA

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How virtual school has helped local toy shop owner stay in business amid COVID-19 pandemic

While the pandemic has forced this Chestnut Hill toy store owner to lay off her staff, back to school virtual learning has helped Busy Bee Toys survive.

How virtual school has helped toy shop owner stay in business



Owner Nerice Kendter has shared her love for children’s toys, serving families throughout Chestnut Hill and Doylestown, Bucks County.


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But in light of all the recent effects on small businesses amid the pandemic, Busy Bee Toys was in jeopardy of permanent closure.

“It’s been such a whirlwind,” said Kendter. “From this closure, not knowing how long I would need to be closed and then figuring out that I could begin to do some curbside service.”

Kendter says while both of her locations were closed, she began FaceTiming, emailing and communicating with customers any way possible.

“People wanted to shop with me,” she added.

Puzzles, along

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