Having accomplished the milestone of owning more than 100 stores in India, Reliance-owned Hamleys is growing by leaps and bounds and is starting its stores in multiple cities on the trot.
December 07, 2019
Hamleys has started its store in four different locations- Noida, Kanpur, Goa and Delhi. In Noida, Hamleys now owns a store at Gaur City Mall, and in Kanpur, there is a new store of Hamleys at ZSquare Mall, Downtown. While in Goa, there is the newly launched store at Mall de Goa, Alto Porvorim. Also, the latest store by Hamleys is now open at The Colonnade, Block B, Connaught Place in Delhi. It is the debut store of the toy retailer in Kanpur and Goa. The store launch was celebrated as a mega launch event with a meet and greet event with favourite characters of kids, such as Hamley & Hattie Bear and Chhota Bheem & Chutki.
The first and the introductory Hamleys store for the entire South Asian region was started in Mumbai in 2010. The oldest and the largest toy shop in the world has the largest number of stores in India.
The leading global toys retailer Hamleys, which is now owned by Reliance Retail, has presence in close to 40 cities in the country. Hamleys is known for its immensely large assortment of toys, games, activities, leisure, and entertainment related products for kids. Officially the world’s oldest and largest toy store, Hamleys opened on Regent Street in 1881 during Queen Victoria’s reign and sold all manner of puppets, pedal cars, and miniature railway train sets. It is the largest and the flagship store of the brand which has seven floors and spans 54,000 sq ft.
Reliance brands-owned Hamleys has presence in 36 cities in the country, with more than 100 stores in operation. The retailer had 50 stores till the end of 2018 and it has now crossed its double count in the country. In May 2019, it was confirmed that Reliance Retail, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited signed a definitive agreement to get 100% shares of Hamleys Global Holdings Limited. Founded 259 years ago, Hamleys is named after its founder William Hamley who founded a toy shop called Noah’s Ark at No. 231 High Holborn, London.