Supplying toys, gifts, gadgets, games and curiosities since 1973, TOBAR Group Trading Ltd is the parent company of well-loved British retailers Hawkin’s Bazaar and Stocking Fillers, and wholesale companies TOBAR and TOBAR France.
As a multi-brand organisation, the group operates through a variety of channels, including a group of core Hawkin’s Bazaar shops in key locations across the UK; wholesale operations through TOBAR head office, as well as through a range of international distributors; a mail order catalogue service for Hawkin’s Bazaar and TOBAR; and an online offering for each one of the group’s companies.
TOBAR Group Trading Ltd’s retail brands offer unique product ranges to suit every kind of customer, from busy mums and dads, traditional toy fans and education advocates, right through to gadget-lovers, young pranksters and pocket money toy enthusiasts.
In addition, the wholesale side sees the group supply thousands of trade customers. As well as supplying a diverse customer base across the UK, including independent retailers, supermarkets, tourist centres and leading department stores, the group also has a growing market outside of Britain, with distributors and agents situated worldwide and TOBAR France established as a dedicated European wholesale branch.
While distributors are based everywhere from Scandinavia to Poland, the group’s head office is located in Norwich, Norfolk, with its distribution centre based in close proximity in Eye, Suffolk.