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Barclaycard and Smyths Toys Superstores are opening the Big Kids Aisle to beat the January blues for ‘kidults’ who love to play. The aisle of classic and modern toys was created to turn Blue Monday into Blue Funday with over half of adults (51 per cent) saying that playing with children’s toys and games is stress-relieving.
Where's Britain spending?
We process nearly half of all credit and debit card transactions in the UK, which gives us unparalleled insight into consumer spending. Here, we regularly report on our exclusive spend data and comment on the mood and habits of the nation.
Consumer spending rose 4.3 per cent year-on-year in the first three months of 2017, driven by a mix of splashing out on the ‘experience economy’ and higher prices on essential goods