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Parragon buys Funtastic 

25 February 2008

International publisher Parragon has acquired the publishing division of Funtastic. Fourteen Funtastic publishing staffers have been made redundant, with the remaining 12 due to move to Parragon’s South Yarra office next...

In brief 

15 January 2008

Woolies named world-class retailerWoolworths has made it into the top 25 of a list of 250 ‘world-class' retailers. The Deloitte 2008 Global Powers of Retailing report, which identifies the 250...

In brief 

27 November 2007

Kiwi claims victory in Amazon patent fightNew Zealander Peter Calveley is claiming a one-man victory over, with the internet retail giant announcing changes to its '1-click' checkout system following an...

Funtastic takeover talks end 

17 April 2007

A potential takeover bid for Funtastic has been called off.Talks between Funtastic's major shareholder, childcare provider ABC Learning, and ‘an unnamed third party' have been terminated, leading to the end...

Private equity bid for Funtastic? 

20 February 2007

Funtastic has been approached by a potential takeover bidder, believed to be a private equity group.Funtastic ‘has only just commenced considering the proposal' from the unnamed bidder and ‘has had...

Funtastic?s Scott a new publishing GM 

23 January 2007

Mark Scott has been formally appointed as general manager of Funtastic's publishing division.Scott has been acting in the role for the last four months, overseeing a restructure of Funtastic's publishing...

Funtastic restructure: jobs to go’ 

12 December 2006

Funtastic has announced that it has gone through a restructure that has ‘incorporated a major re-investment into the publishing business unit.'Belinda Payne, Funtastic's GM of marketing and creative services, told...

Parragon sets up in Australia 

28 November 2006

International publisher Parragon has announced the opening of its Australasian business, based in Melbourne and headed by Ian Ashmore. Ashmore, who formerly headed the publishing division of Funtastic, has been...

Scott to take on ‘caretaker role’ at Funtastic 

31 October 2006

Following the departure of Ian Ashmore from his position as general manager of the publishing and entertainment arm of Funtastic, the company has announced that Mark Scott, currently general manager,...