The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® is proud to announce that Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream will lead the keynote presentation at this year’s July Market, on Monday July 26.
Many parents feel that dining out with children is worse than a food fight in a junior high cafeteria, but it doesn’t have to be that way! With a little preparation, mealtime out with kids can be an enjoyable treat for all. Most parents already know to pack wipes, small snacks, and bibs, but there are other products available that can help make the event easy, clean, and fun for both children and parents. On The Giggle Guide™ take-out menu are tasty products from Neat Solutions, Babe Ease/Clean Shopper, Bink Link and Hape Toys — delicious finds for going out without going crazy!
Help your customers avoid travel nightmares! Whether simply driving to the local park, or navigating unfamiliar GPS routes on a summer road trip, parents need to be extra organized when getting out and about with babies and kids in tow. The Giggle Guide™ encourages you to stock up on and suggest terrific travel essentials like Chicco car seats, Itzy Ritzy car seat covers, Dandelion toys and teethers, organicKidz thermal bottles, and Mrs. Smith diaper bags. These nifty products turn any trip away from the comforts of home into a pleasure cruise!
New Streamlined Online Registration Allows for Quick and Efficient Experience
With Las Vegas room rates at incredible lows, plus affordable travel options and great values on dining and entertainment, Las Vegas Market is the best buying trip for your money this year. And with a recently launched redesign of World Market Center’s portfolio of show websites, there’s a new home in cyberspace for the wide-ranging resources available for those attending Las Vegas Market™, **Gift+Home™ and Vegas Kids™. Planning tools for the August Market’s are conveniently found online at www.LasVegasMarket.com, www.GiftandHomeLV.com or www.VegasKidsLV.com where attendees can pre-register, book hotel accommodations and access a number of helpful resources.
Carolina Baby Company, a manufacturer’s representative of children’s gear and gifts, is proud to announce their recent partnership with several new brands including: LifeFactory: innovative, non-toxic products like glass baby bottles and adult beverage bottles; Baby JaR: fun, funky, and hip line of bibs, burp cloths, blankets, and hooded towels; and the Oh Plah bracelet that a baby or child can safely play with as a toy or teether.
The top stationery trends for 2010 as forecasted in January by Stationery Trends magazine have been popping up all over the place. You can observe these new trends and much more at the upcoming Chicago Market. There, you’ll have access to special programming, networking, new products, book signings, special guests and more. But for now, have a look at some of the latest stationery trends below.
Eco-chic stationery includes products made from recycled materials or items with natured-inspired themes.
Remember Mary Poppins, the perfect nanny? She had it made with her magical carpet bag that effortlessly held all her belongings — even furniture! In the real world, between all the diapers, baby wipes, spare outfits, blankets, toys, snacks and bottles, there are tons of items parents try to remember to pack in a diaper bag. So, what happens if one forgets the baby’s bottle? There’s no need to cry over forgotten milk, if one keeps a handy Flipple in the baby bag of tricks!
Summertime is outdoor playtime, and families are gearing up for some spectacular fun in the sun! To help get things rolling, The Giggle Guide™ has located some red-hot products to help parents and children relax and enjoy the great outdoors this season. Retailers can prepare for a sunny sales forecast with these innovative products designed for easy living while out and about from Orbit Baby, Berry Goods Baby, Groovy Blueberry, HABA and Klean Kanteen.
The following exhibitors and showrooms will be offering show specials and discounts during market!
L.A. MART — 1ST FLOOR
WILCO IMPORTS, SUITE 166
Shop our showroom each morning for our famous cinnamon bagel chips and coffee. Then join us from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Thursday-Sunday for champagne and a raffle!
TWO’S COMPANY/TOZAI HOME/CUPCAKES & CARTWHEELS, SUITE 2LOBBY
Pick up a functional & fashionable Two’s Company tote bag and complimentary bottle of water.
We will also be serving our famous freshly-baked cookies.
Congratulations to Marlo Hoffman and Lisa Starbuck, co-founders of PsychoBaby in Chicago that celebrated its seventh anniversary earlier this May! This one-of-a-kinda-crazy brick and mortar kids’ store also now counts the Internet as its worldwide territory. The store is fun, funky, wild, original and a celebration of all things that are hipper, cooler, trendier, edgier and as unique as children’s individual personalities and creative outlooks.
Text messaging has become a mainstay, and its influence can be seen in fashions for even the youngest of kids. While really young children may not be doing the texting, their clothing buying parents are! The shorthand styles used for text messaging and the Internet are making a statement on children’s fashions from infancy through teens. Manufacturers know that hip parents have LOL fun with the text message fashion fad, and also favor natural, comfortable cotton fabrics for their children. The Giggle Guide™ presents three clothing lines that are 2 good 2b 4gotten: Text Message Baby, dekoposh and FunZees by Sara Kety Baby & Kids.
“Children should only be hungry for an education.” These are the moving words of Olivia Marjoram, founder of Share Your Lunch Projects. Statistics show that every 6 seconds another child in our world dies as a result of hunger. This ominous reality moved Olivia to do her part to help raise the odds for children living in third world countries. In 2009, she founded the Share Your Lunch Projects organization, with the mission to feed impoverished children at least one nourishing meal per day.