Advise Retailers On How To Take Their Business To The Next Level
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 29, 2010) – The California Gift Show® announced today that Gordon Segal, chairman and co-founder of Crate and Barrel will present the keynote presentation, “It All Begins With The Merchandise,” at the July Market, from 11 AM – 12 Noon on Friday, July 16, 2010.
Happy Heineys Celebrates Earth Day with Reusable Diapers
Happy Earth Day! Today is the best day to share some photos of some celebrity babies who are going green, with a little help from mom and dad of course. Happy Heiney’s, a reusable diaper company, is forever working to inform new parents just how easy Happy Heineys reusable diapers are and one of the easiest ways for them to do so is to show off some adorable picture of some of their favorite celebrity tots. Several of these moms have clearly stated that “If I can do it anyone can do it!” There just is no excuse anymore for not using reusable diapers.
One of The Chicago Market team’s many goals is to ensure that there are as many buyers as possible shopping the aisles in July. We use direct mail, e-mail, social media and more to inform buyers of any and all resources that will be available to them in July. We promote the market as a whole — but we offer numerous ways you can promote yourself at The Chicago Market exclusively!
Here are just a few easy ways to promote yourself at The Chicago Market:
Be apart of The Chicago Market’s fasting growing kids section where fun, function, fashion and accessories cover newborns through teens.
Industry research has proven that buyers are shopping closer and closer to home. It’s so important to have a presence in Chicago because our buyer base pulls from the 15 core Midwest states - that’s over 100,000 people! Does your product have a presence in the Midwest?
Did you know.
80% of our buyers ONLY shop Chicago
89% of our buyers place orders at or after Market
CHICAGO (April 5, 2010) – This July, The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® has already sold 80% of its temporary exhibit space, which is well ahead of schedule for its July Market. This past January, 44% of the temporaries were new to The Chicago Market and most of these exhibitors are taking advantage of the momentum and joining the July Market.
Of the exhibitors the July Chicago Market has booked to date, an incredible 25% of them are new to the show, making good on the promise to provide more new, on trend and comprehensive resources for attendees for July.
Cheer up Kermit! When it comes to products for babies and children, it’s easier than ever to be “green”. Today’s companies are paying close attention to safety concerns and parental demands, and are producing a wide variety of environmentally-conscious products. As we get ready to celebrate Earth Day this month, The Giggle Guide® is featuring brands that make going green a walk in the park. Happy Heinys, BabyGanics, Cotton Monkey, Sofi & Liv, and Mary Meyer are fantastic companies whose products are designed to be kind to both babies and the environment.
The Children’s Club Fall 2010 show had a great turnout and was a huge success! It was exciting to see several new companies exhibiting with some unique products. Without the Bubble show running, some of its regular exhibitors decided to attend Children’s Club, largely exhibiting together in one row. With so many great lines, it is a difficult task to pick out favorites, but the following brands stood out to me with their soft, comfortable fabrics and fabulous style!
Goodbye heavy winter stews, hello ham sandwiches and fruit salad — spring is picnic season! After a long winter, who doesn’t love to get out and enjoy some al fresco dining with family and friends? Packing up some yummy kid picks, and being properly prepared, is the key to making these outings more enjoyable. Today, The Giggle Guide® is offering an enticing menu of picnic supplies from Tuffo, Itzy Ritzy, and Kids Konserve, who have plenty of appetizing ideas for outdoor dining, family style.
Business is booming at The Chicago Market, and now is the time for you to be a part of it. Exhibiting at The Chicago Market is E-A-S-Y!
Early advertising: When you exhibit with The Chicago Market, you reap the rewards of an all-inclusive marketing package. You will be listed in the Product Locator, our online directory available 24/7, in the Preview Directory, mailed to over 30,000 Chicago Market buyers, and the Onsite Directory, available to everyone during the market.
According to Milk Money Boutique’s store owner, Rita Thomas, her children’s specialty store in North Carolina is “for the child who has everything but deserves more. At Milk Money, every day is a special occasion.” Rita shares how she went from marketing for the federal government to marketing her own store and its assorted collections of quality apparel and gifts for boys and girls. Inspired by a move to North Carolina, her own sense of style and how she wanted to dress her son, Rita is successfully showing everyone that a little “milk money” can go a long way in making children and moms feel special.
All over the globe, there is the undeniable presence of poverty and loss. Basic human rights are often violated, parents struggle to feed their families, and animals cope with reduced habitat. With so many hands outstretched in need, it’s easy to turn the other way, not seeing how to make a difference individually. However… together we really can make a difference. MayaWorks, Oomfy Corp and Bébé Ravi Collection are three of many outstanding organizations that make it their daily mission to provide answers that are sustainable, ethical, and empowering!
The Chicago Market is bigger and better than ever! In January, the number of exhibitors grew by 50%, and 44% of all exhibitors were brand new to Chicago! And most importantly, the buyers were here—attendance was up by 22%, and our parking garages sold out! If that’s not enough, shopchicagomarket.com had 22,000 visitors just in January!
But don’t just take our word for it, exhibit in July and see for yourself!
Exhibiting at The Chicago Market is easy and affordable. At $10 a square foot, there’s no excuse for not being here! We offer exclusive exhibitor perks, such as: