Summer is almost here, and after a seemingly endless school year, kids are antsy for some fun in the sun! Families will soon be out enjoying beaches, pools, and tons of fun, sun-shine-anigans. Summer shopping isn’t limited to just swimsuits and towels though. Today’s parents are concerned about safeguarding their children from harmful UV exposure, and they’re stocking up on plenty of sun-protection. With these hot products from Splash Funwear, Seasons UV Swim & Active Wear, Baby Banz, TruKid, and Kiss My Face, parents can feel at ease while the kids safely enjoy those beautiful rays.
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.
We are thrilled to share with you the latest news on Sound Beginnings. We’ve just received confirmation that a segment featuring our product will run on the popular CBS morning show, The Doctors, on May 20th—during sweeps week! The segment, which as recorded last week, includes a lively discussion about the product and its use, and even shows the product on a mannequin. The promotional value of this spot is unparalleled and is only the beginning of great things to come.
The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® announces its Market dates through the next three years, 2011 – 2013.
The Chicago Market continues to expand its permanent showrooms and temporary resources, and for the upcoming July 2010 Market. Buyers can expect to see up to five new showrooms, a significant growth in temporary suites, and 35% new-to-market resources.
The Chicago Market is an affordable place to do business too with $10 per square foot rates for exhibitors, plus travel hotel rates starting as low as $129 per night and $10 daily parking vouchers for attendees for this July.
Convincing a stubborn young child to take a bath can sometimes be a challenge. Luckily, a few fun tub toys can make those little bath time balkers dive into the water for a sporting splish-splash adventure. Pendergrass takes to tub toys like a duck to water, and offers a variety of fun packs designed to coax even the most bath-phobic youngsters into the tub.
Parents and children who lead active lifestyles inevitably suffer from a scrape or two as they travel down life’s bumpy road. First aid kits from Kabalab can help! Dedicated to producing high quality, cutting-edge products, Karl Schempp and Barbara Kohler founded Kabalab LLC in 2001, and since then have manufactured unique kits that meet the first aid needs of modern parents all over the world. Kabalab’s Mini First Aid Kit is a handy essential that fits easily into a backpack or purse and includes all the things needed to render first aid for minor injuries.
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.