I am looking forward to attending the ABC Spring Educational Conference at South Point, Las Vegas on May 7-9. After attending so many trade events over the last 30+ years, I enjoy learning more about the children’s business, and especially seeing new things that may take me by surprise. The ABC SEC is one event that allows buyers, manufacturers, reps and media to get to know more about each other. The element of surprise is always part of new experiences. That’s why I asked several exhibitors these questions: “What would someone be surprised to know about you?” and “What will buyers be surprised to see in your 2013 line?”
With Spring in the air, it’s time to have a little fun. Get creative and give your window or in-store displays a makeover!
Try a new theme. Check out this retail spotlight!
We love Urba Baby’s Chicago Cubs set-up with a Snack Happens™ Reusable Snack & Everything Bag. They did such a great job pulling together a variety of products and brands to make one interesting and engaging display.
Get inspired and use Itzy Ritzy products to tie together other themes to make an on-trend and fresh display statement:
We have found customers using Itzy Ritzy Wet Bags for so many creative things, from toiletry storage to working out to “my favorite things” gift giving, that we realized a name change was in order!
The Travel Happens™ Sealed Wet Bag (formerly Wet Happened?®) is not just for diapers - it’s a versatile, customer-loved item perfect for multiple sections in your store. Check out these store tips and selling points below!
USA/ABC Pavilion to be in both China and UK Events in 2013
San Antonio, TX - As a result of high level meetings during the 2012 ABC Kids Expo in Louisville, KY, USA, the ABC Kids Expo, Children’s Baby Maternity Expo (CBME) and the Harrogate Nursery Fair/Baby Products Association have formed an alliance of mutual cooperation and reciprocal pavilions in each other’s shows.
The ABC Kids Expo, held annually, is the largest North American baby, maternity and juvenile products exhibition, UBM Asia’s CBME is the largest Chinese exhibition in this sector and the Harrogate Nursery Show is the only show of its kind in the UK.
ABC Kids Expo celebrates its 10th anniversary, October 14-17, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. According to President and Show Manager Larry Schur, “We are very encouraged to see such a positive response in registrations from all retail channels, especially from those located internationally.” The ABC Kids Expo is the opportunity to meet face-to-face with domestic and international buyers, media, and manufacturers at the premier juvenile products show in the world. Here is just a small sampling of products to see at the event: Curious George and Suzy’s Zoo by Fun Rugs, Gummi Teething Jewelry from KidKusion, strollers by guzzie+Guss, and Ubabub’s unique cribs.
Appearing on Vinnie Politan’s new show, Itzy Ritzy CEO Kelly Douglas remarked, “Vinnie has a great energy and it was cool to share screen time with the lovely Jill Salzman of The Founding Moms. She offers a great resource for business women and aspiring entrepreneurs, so be sure to sign up for the informative newsletter.”
Trade Show Executive Magazine has released its “Fastest 50” list, and the 2012 ABC Spring Educational Conference & Trade Show was ranked #42 in attendance growth in North America.
In its fourth year, the specialty retailer conference and trade show was held at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 25 - 27, 2012.
Total attendance for the event was 825, an increase of 11.6% over 2011. Retail store attendance was up 28% at 183, with buyer attendance up 31% at 330. Media attendance was up 84.6%. There were 126 exhibitors and 187 booths.
Itzy Ritzy’s super-selling snack bags have become collectible. Stock these limited edition holiday fabrics and watch them fly off the shelves like witches on broomsticks! Perfect for classroom parties, Halloween Treats, school or day care, shoppers won’t want to miss these boo-tiful prints.
Don’t pass up our Baker’s Dozen Special!
Buy any twelve Halloween snack bags and get one free Itzy Ritzy Spider snack bag. Ready to ship, but limited quantities are available. Act fast before the vanish!
SnoozeShade is delighted to announce the launch of our exciting new range of sun and sleep shades at ABC Expo 2012 in readiness for next Spring.
SnoozeShade is the multi-award-winning range of breathable sleep & sun shades. They provide excellent sun protection and help babies sleep wherever they are. Versions are available for single and double strollers; infant carriers and playards.
We’ve spent the last two years asking what American parents want and need – and we’ve listened. Our new products have been designed based on feedback from parents across the US.