Winter Market kicks-off Thursday, January 19 and runs through Wednesday, January 24
CHICAGO, IL (October 25, 2011) - Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) and The Chicago Market announce their 2012 Market schedule offering retail buyers in the Midwest and beyond access to an extraordinary line- up of new and established resources. A world-class market with Midwest hospitality will welcome buyers, manufacturers, reps and designers four times this year with its expansive array of categories and collections.
Finding new resources for quality room décor can be a challenge. The talented team at Peek a Boo Rooms comes to the rescue with designs that work together and can be altered so that a room can adapt from infant to tween. The line eschews themed prints and juvenile images so products can remain useful as kids grow. Little ones can start off with a crib and transition into a big boy or girl bed with the same designs. Artwork is the inspiration for a playful look that’s not ultra-kiddy and is of such heirloom quality that it can be kept and passed down.
The world’s largest juvenile products trade show held its 9th annual exposition at the Kentucky Exposition Center September 23-26, 2011. “Most exhibitors we have talked with had good shows,” said Larry Schur, president of All Baby & Child, Inc., adding that some felt that the show was the best ever in terms of order writing and quality of buyer attendance. Several brands impressed the The Giggle Guide® including Über Baby Lifestyles, Packit, numi numi design, Hatched Egg’rs, Kidzikoo, and Kaya Goods.
San Antonio, TX - All Baby & Child, Inc., the parent company and organizer of ABC Kids Expo®, has released a post-show statement regarding their ninth annual trade show, held for the first time at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, on September 23 - 26, 2011.
Preliminary stats showed an overall decrease of about 2,200 after last year’s record-breaking attendance and a venue change for this year’s show. Retail buyers, mostly from the West Coast, were down by about 400. Final numbers are expected in the next few weeks.
Even in nature, youngsters love soft, cozy places. From baby birds in nests to little mice in beds of grass and weeds, moms lovingly construct comfortable places for their little ones to thrive. Human moms of course take this instinct a bit further and add all the fun decorative flourishes that take room design from the bare basics to fashionable and stimulating. Roman, Inc., Stephen Joseph, Douglas, and Maison Chic are all companies that help families stay in style with high-quality room décor, school gear, toys, accessories and more.
Five companies were presented with Baby & Child Best New Product Awards with Manny & Simon receiving the “Blogger’s Best” distinction for its collection of eco-friendly, wooden push toys in vehicle shapes. Baby & Child is one of ten divisions of the semi-annual New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®) that takes place in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. In addition to the “Blogger’s Best” distinction, the awards included four other categories: toy, décor, gear and apparel. A panel of editors from trade media, kid-centric blogs and websites, including The Giggle Guide’s Leesa Valentino, selected the winners, which exemplified innovation, design and style.
Halo Innovations, a trusted name in baby sleepwear, is introducing a new nursery set that will enable parents to easily create an attractive and safe sleep environment for baby. The new HALO Safe Sleep Crib Set™ includes all the items you need to put baby to sleep in a safe and comfortable way.
Baby Furniture Plus Association, an association of independent specialty stores in the juvenile industry celebrates their twenty five year anniversary this September. “Since 1986, Baby Furniture Plus Association has been devoted specifically to the needs and best interest of the juvenile merchants and the industry. Assisting its member stores in operating highly profitable businesses, and providing an exceptional level of customer service and valuable programs has not changed in twenty five years,” said Beth Jarabek, Executive Director of Baby Furniture Plus Association.
Global Charity to Receive All Exhibitors’ Excess Inventory to Benefit Children and Families in Need
New York, N.Y., August 11, 2011 - Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) today announced that it has been named the charity of choice of the NY International Gift Fair (NYIGF) August 13-18, 2011. In this capacity, K.I.D.S. will be the recipient of all remaining inventory from the 2,800 exhibiting companies at the Pier and Javits Center, showcasing the top lines across the home, lifestyle and gift categories.