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!
Best in Show award winners, twitter raffle winners and a Chicago Market recap.
The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® delivered comprehensive lines and name brand products during the January Market. The Chicago Market saw an exciting traffic increase of 22%, up from last January. Buyers and retailers were wowed by the breadth of market resources offered, with the temporaries boasting a 50% growth in the number of temporary exhibitors offered, with 40% of those being new to the January Market. The Chicago Market offered buyers and retailers highly sought after product lines and unique specialty resources that will help differentiate their business.
Los Angeles, CA (February 9, 2010) – Leading exhibitors were honored with Outstanding Exhibitor Awards at the California Gift Show® located at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the L.A. Mart, January 12-18. Winners were selected by an internal committee and were judged on product innovation, booth presentation, participation, attitude and more. The award winners below exemplify the best and the brightest at this year’s market. The awards themselves were conceived to spotlight outstanding contributions.
i attended the first 7 W NYC Baby & Kids Fair earlier this week. I have been to so many trade shows over the past 30 years, but I have never attended a children’s trade event that offered as many perks to both buyers and exhibitors. Congratulations to the 7 W sales and management team, as well as the entire staff of the building, for hosting a successful and first-class premier event.
What’s the perfect environment for nasty germs to invade? A kid’s world! Young children are frequently exposed to harmful germs as they play in close quarters at day cares, schools and playgrounds. Fluctuations in temperature, dry indoor heating, lack of a good night’s sleep, and a poor diet can also contribute to childhood sick days. Believing that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” The Giggle Guide® prescribes these germ fighters to help families in the battle against the flu, while giving retailers a healthy sales boost: SquidSoap, Pipila, Crane and PureNight.
No matter how vigilant parents may be, kids are bound to get sick from time to time. Fortunately, there are many healthful products available to keep little ones comfortable and on the fast track to wellness. The Giggle Guide® prescribes Boogie Wipes, Cleanoz, and homeopathic remedies from Heel and Hyland’s to help parents “make everything better.” Stocking these practical items in your store, especially during flu season, can also be a terrific tonic for weak sales.
American families are busier than ever, so it’s often long after the groceries are unpacked that mom or dad realize they forgot to replace the toothbrushes… again! Help them out by placing kid’s toothbrushes near the checkout. Specialty retailers may brush off this idea as inappropriate for their product mix, but unique toothbrushes from Live-Right, Benedent Corporation, Dr. Fresh and Preserve are exceptional finds that make customers smile! Dentists recommend that toothbrushes be changed every 3 months, so dental care products, especially those with impulse-buy appeal, can be a great way to brighten profits.