Mothercare plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and attracts a turnover of approximately £750mn per annum and employs around 6,000 personnel. It specialises in products for expectant mothers and textile products for babies and children up to 8 years of age. The Company has a sound heritage dating back to 1961 when it was founded by Selim Zilkha and Sir James Goldsmith who at the time bought out a nursery furniture chain of 50 stores and expanded it to 400 stores in the ensuing 20years. In 2007 Mothercare bought the Early Learning Centre (ELC) chain for £85 million and also launched Gurgle, a pregnancy and parenting social networking website.
Mothercare sees huge opportunity for independent retailers to benefit from stocking their globally renowned brands particularly as they move away from having a High Street presence; hence the 2014 appointment of specialist multi-award winning distributor, Baby Brands Direct to service this. The brand is pioneering and understands parenting, empathically stating, “at Mothercare we understand that parenting can be a wonderful, frustrating, hilarious, exhausting and rewarding time.”
Teddies are an essential purchase for all nursery rooms and also represent a large share of the new baby gift market. As a prime wholesaler to the nursery industry, Baby Brands Direct prides itself in stocking a variety of soft toys suitable for various stages of a baby's development. As a nominated distributor for leading brands including Fisher-Price, Lamaze, Peter Rabbit, Little Bird Told Me and Keel Toys, we are able to offer a huge range of quality plush toys. Our clients can select from: ring, bean, squeak & body rattles, activity plush toys, Disney character large toys, comfort blankets, linkable loop toys, audio & light soothers, ragdolls & plush dolls, musical plush toys, licensed character plush toys and nursery teddies.
Plush toys and activity items are high in demand as they play a crucial role in the educational process. Toddlers get attached to dolls, puppets, and stuffed animals as they teach them important skills. Retailers can shop at convenience with our unparalleled selection while benefiting from our competitive wholesale prices.
The retailer of products for mothers-to-be, babies and children is a UK household name and internationally acclaimed. Over the years Mothercare has established and perfected their manufacturing of a range of products with quality and safety assurance, optimal designs, marketing and pricing. They also offer a huge wealth of free information to consumers ensuring their authority on the subject matter of parenting and developing trust in their brand.
They are now changing their business model from retailer to brand and creating the opportunity for their products to be obtained within different destination environments including pharmacy and nursery specialist stores. This is great opportunity for independents to stock and associate their store with the world’s famed Mothercare logo and to profit from the knowledge and infrastructure the brand offers it. Supply is exclusively available from wholesaler Baby Brands Direct and includes nursery categories of furniture, home furnishings, bedding, feeding, bathing, travel equipment and toys.
According to researchers, these playthings have unique advantages over other toys because kids know that a plush puppy or a princess doll represents a living thing; they can relate and attach emotions to. Playing with these "friends" allows kids to explore their complex feelings. Stuffed animals also give 2- and 3-year-olds the chance to master people skills, improve their vocabulary, and much more.
Paediatrics strongly recommend fluffy toys for boys as toys flexes boys’ language, a recent growing trend that has been turning over quick sales in the plush toy market. Baby Brands Direct considers all these facts whenever we are updating our catalogue. Our clients are assured to quickly tap into the latest trends with up-to-date trendy toys.