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.
A loving smile, a boo-boo kissed away, a helping hand in a time of need, and words of wisdom when it matters most are but a few universal examples of a mother’s love. Every day, mothers around the world give love unconditionally, yet they rarely take the time to do anything special for themselves. With Mother’s Day approaching, The Giggle Guide® reviews a sensational selection of gifts from Curious Chef, Aromababy, Scientific Explorer, and Made By Hands that gives kids and dads a chance to show Mom how much she is truly appreciated.
TV moms, with their perfect hair, flawless makeup, and seemingly endless free time, make motherhood look like a walk in the park. Of course, in real life, new moms find out all too quickly that the reality of motherhood can be quite different. Thank goodness for Mother’s Day! It affords a fantastic marketing opportunity for retailers to suggest products to pamper moms of all ages. A Mommy Comfort Pack from Mambino Organics, some bubble bath from little twig, an ultra-absorbent bath towel from Bamboo Moon and a luxurious American Terry Company robe can combine to create a relaxing, well-deserved and memorable experience for Mom.
Did I mention I don’t really miss the end of my pinkie that my Dad nicked off while clipping my nails as an infant? Oh, no, I didn’t? That’s because I DO MISS IT!
Satsuma Designs has an organic and affordable solution to the anger, guilt (Dad?) and anxiety that clipping baby’s nails can evoke. Check out our brand spanking (no necessary) new Organic Bamboo Baby Scratch Mittens ($8/pair). These little gems fashioned with an adorable gros grain ribbon tab for easy on/off will keep baby’s gnarly nails from inflicting permanent damage on that soft, fragile little skin.
Dr. Seuss knew what he was talking about when he wrote Green Eggs and Ham! The daily battle between parents and children over vegetable consumption is a familiar one with a long history. Nutrition experts say that it is important for kids to eat a full spectrum of at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies per day, but it can be tricky and tiring to get kids to open wide for those peas and brussel sprouts. Kidz SuperFood by Amazing Grass provides a simple and delicious way to get even the pickiest eaters to enjoy fruits and veggies.
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
Sunglasses are no longer just a fun play accessory for children. Due to increased awareness of the harmful effects of the sun’s rays, sunglasses have become a necessity. Through all seasons, sunglasses are a reliable profit center for retailers. The Giggle Guide® presents some of our favorite children’s sunglasses that are both ultra fashionable and protective from Teeny Tiny Optics, Baby Banz, and Eyes Cream Shades, plus Ficklets, a unique and fun new eyewear accessory.
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.
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.
MAGIC Kids -
Las Vegas, Nevada (2/16/10 - 2/18/10)
MAGIC Kids in Las Vegas had plenty of surprises and tricks up its sleeve in February. During The Giggle Guide’s recent visit to MAGIC Kids, we discovered several standout products, including Glop and Glam, Mouth Man hoody tees, and ONS GEAR. Be sure to also take a look at our product highlights from February’s KidShow held at Bally’s Las Vegas. It’s not too late to add these brands to your Fall 2010 list!