Indian’s richest man Mukesh Ambani has bought a world’s oldest and largest toy shop in the world Hamleys. Hamley’s stores are spread worldwide with 167 stores in 18 countries. With the oldest one at Regent Street in London.
Reliance group who already have a pan-India franchise agreement with Hamleys has now owned it. Currently, Hamleys operates 88 stores across 29 cities in the country.
Reliance Brands President and CEO Darshan Mehta said:
“Over the last few years, we have built a very significant and profitable business in toy retailing under the Hamleys brand in India. This 250-year-old English toy retailer pioneered the concept of experiential retailing, decades before the concept of creating unique experiences in brick and mortar retailing became the new global norm.”
Twitter is filled with jokes after Ambani buys Hamleys.
This is how you plan for future grand kids !!
— the_OG (@angad_og) May 10, 2019
— chal naaaaaaaaa (@taparia_ruchika) May 10, 2019
Nita – Now that Akash and Isha are married, we may become grandparents soon. What do you plan to buy for kids?
— Satheesh Kumar (@SatheeshKCP) May 10, 2019
— Amit Kumar Saxena (@amisax) May 10, 2019
December 2018: Daughter got married. March 2019: Son got married.
May 2019: #MukeshAmbani bought Hamleys – one of the largest toys retailers in the world.
Indian parents can get really creative in pressurizing their children to have babies ASAP.🧐😍
— Singh The Great (@FanishSingh) May 10, 2019
Isha: Papa, I’m expecting..
— Zaid (@zaiddihunmein) May 10, 2019
Reliance Industries has bought Hamleys. A subtle hint by Mukesh Ambani to Akash Ambani that he wants grandchildren.
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) May 10, 2019
Regular Indians : papa I want this toy.
Regular Dad’s : ok.
Ambainis : papa I want this toy.
Mukesh Ambani: ok, let’s buy you Hamleys.
— Somanjan Banerjee (@TheSomBanerjee) May 10, 2019
I asked Mukesh Ambani “Have you bought a toy store?”
He replied “Ham Ley liye”
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) May 9, 2019
— Preeti Mishra (@_mishra_preeti) May 9, 2019
Mukesh Ambani gone little more creative in asking Aakash and Isha, “Good news kab suna rahe ho” ! #Hamleys
— Monica (@monicas004) May 10, 2019
*Ambani’s son gets married*
*Couple of months later*
Nita : ab ghar main bachha ayega, wo kya cash pile se khelega kya?
Mukesh : Hold my khakhra….
— Amey Chaudhary (@ameychaudhary_) May 10, 2019