Trade Show Executive Magazine has released its “Fastest 50” list, and the 2012 ABC Spring Educational Conference & Trade Show was ranked #42 in attendance growth in North America.
In its fourth year, the specialty retailer conference and trade show was held at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 25 - 27, 2012.
Total attendance for the event was 825, an increase of 11.6% over 2011. Retail store attendance was up 28% at 183, with buyer attendance up 31% at 330. Media attendance was up 84.6%. There were 126 exhibitors and 187 booths.
Color your world with SwaddleDesigns. Our designs appeal to contemporary, style-seeking moms, as well as appeal to traditional gift givers and moms who love sweet traditional pastel baby prints. Sterling Collection, Taupe Gray Collection, Jewel Tone Collection, and Pastel Collection.
Gift giving can be pure joy… or a perplexing problem. There are always people on a giver’s list that simply seem to have everything or defy any specific option. Customers seek gifts that go beyond the traditional to something that clearly expresses the gifter’s caring and thoughtfulness. Having an exemplary gift selection in your store saves customers time, stress, and money; the bonus is that they remember your shop and become regulars. Ideal gift solutions can be found from Elegant Baby, The Grandparent Gift Co., and Tumbleweed Wholesale.
Commemorating ten successful years of products and programs designed to help children sleep, Cloud b is set to take center-stage in 2012! The company thrives on innovation, sleep technology and most importantly- passion. With these elements, Cloud b has mastered the art of creating plush toys with a purpose and continues to do so every year.
The creators of the award-winning Twilight Turtle and Sleep Sheep introduce the ultimate innovation in Sleep Sheep to help children sleep safely and soundly through the night, allowing parents to rest easy too!
By Halo Innovations - Tuesday, September 25th 2012
HALO has a singular mission: to help babies sleep safely. Founded in 1994 by William Schmid, who began researching sleeping environments after he lost an infant daughter to SIDS, HALO is dedicated to developing products that set new standards for the safety and improved health of sleeping infants and bringing peace of mind to one’s home. HALO SleepSack branded products are used in over 900 hospitals nationwide to help new parents practice Safe Sleep for Baby at home.
Itzy Ritzy is back at the ABC Kids Expo with our trendy products that offer modern solutions for chic parents on the go. Along with our bestselling Snack Happened™ Reusable Snack Bags, we are proud to showcase the newest members of the Itzy Ritzy line:
Lunch Happens™ Bento Lunch Box:
Everything is in its place with our new double-decker lunch box. Pre-measured compartments leave space for veggies, fruit, sandwiches and the occasional sweet treat.
Fall means spring for children’s buyers looking forward to the new year. Most will get a jump on the buying at the ABC Kids Expo in Louisville, KY on October 14th-17th, as the largest show in the nation for juvenile product manufacturers and retailers celebrates its 10th anniversary! The event showcases everything from ABC to Z for families and children from maternity through the early school years.
For many parents, bath time is an aspect of baby care that sparks a bit of apprehension. Handling a wiggly infant is challenging enough when he’s clothed and dry; a soapy, bare baby can be a challenge for the new mom or dad. The CuddleCloth is a unique product that helps take the worry out of bathing baby. This large, soft receiving blanket/bath towel makes it easy for a caregiver to quickly and easily transfer a baby from the tub to the changing table or other surface without slipping or dripping, making bath time a more fun, pleasant experience for baby and adult alike.
The Spring/Summer 2013 Playtime New York show, held August 4-6, 2012, proved a winner for all involved with 13% more visitors than the previous year’s Playtime event. 90 international brands, of which two-thirds were from the U.S., were on hand to strut their stuff and strut they did. Once again, Playtime New York brought together all key sectors of the children’s universe including clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, décor and gifts. With so much to offer, Playtime has positioned itself as a must-visit trade show. Here’s a peek at some of our favorites: Luna Leggings, Baby Baazaar, Cutility and Everbloom.
For many customers, God is present in all aspects of their daily lives, making them appreciate visual reminders of God’s goodness. Retailers can tap into the spiritual needs of customers by offering brands that inspire, with a lively spirit of practicality and fun. Dedicating and reflecting a family’s faith on baby’s clothes and other items is a way parents celebrate and give witness to their beliefs. Products from LittleDisciples, Wee Believers, Band Angels and Dicksons, Inc., proclaim a Christian message.
Whether heading off to school, grandma’s, vacation or a play date, everything about childhood is better with a buddy. Traveling can be stressful and a night away from home can leave a child feeling lonely. Bubele’s Patch Buddies are helping kids on the go with their Patch Buddies plush toy and backpack combos. The plush toys have a zipper on the back that reveals a cuddly, soft blanket. Patch Buddies lets kids easily customize their backpack and their buddy by offering the backpacks and plush toys separately.