Tong Garden Centre in Yorkshire has doubled the size of its toy department after joining a specialist buying group.
Tong Garden Centre has teamed up with Birmingham buying group AIS. This allows them to offer an increased range of quality toys, including Lego and Playmobil.
Commercial Director Sharon McNair is delighted with the partnership.
“Membership of AIS gives us access to brands like Lego that are difficult for garden centres to get hold of. It represents future opportunities to expand the cook shop with access to prestige brands like Le Creuset.
“Families come from all over Yorkshire to experience the wonder of Tong’s Christmas Grotto. Now they will also be able to pick up some traditional board games and toys when they visit.”
Besides Lego and Playmobil, the extended toy shop will stock a range of TY and Jellycat soft toys, Play Doh and Top Model products.
Tong Garden Centre is one of Yorkshire’s biggest garden centres with 110,000 square feet of retail space and parking for up to 1,000 cars.