Sweden has always been ahead of the game when it comes to active lifestyle. Nowadays, “crunchy” moms, outdoors enthusiasts, and weekend warriors all over the world are using Swedish gear to make their outward bound experiences easier and more fun. Founded in 1942, Thule is one of the most respected outdoor gear companies in Sweden. The company creates products like bike carriers, backpacks, ski racks, and more that make it simple to bring sporting gear just about anywhere. Now, Thule is offering its unique products to parents who want to include infants and children in their active lives.
The ABC Spring Conference is an event that brings together a cross section of children’s specialty product retailers. The conference is unique because it’s not just a trade show; it’s an educational opportunity. This year, the ABC Conference took place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. Retailers who participated enjoyed beautiful surroundings as they expanded their entrepreneurial experience. There were some standout participants at this year’s conference. I Can Tie Shoelaces, Rhoost, Happy Kidz and Snuggy Baby presented products to enhance the health and well-being of babies and young children.
The ABC Spring Educational Conference will be held “Where Dreams Come True” at Disney World Resorts on May 20-22. The ABC annual spring event allows juvenile stores, manufacturers, reps and media to get to know more about each other and their industry. The juvenile industry has been built on dreams, and continues to serve and be inspired by families with new dreams. That’s why I asked several exhibitors these questions: “What are your dreams that have come true, or that you still have?” and “What dream product are you showing at the ABC spring trade show?” I received replies from Duux, MD Moms, Reflo, pello, and oogaa.
European styling and a deep understanding of comfort merge to form some of the finest baby furniture and products in the world. These virtues are the hallmarks of BabyHome, the Barcelona-based, family-friendly company that has been wowing a global audience since 2005. With numerous awards and nominations, BabyHome has been confirmed as one of the premier suppliers of quality nursery items that have become a customer “want”.
Critical Exemption for Manufacturers with Sales Under $1 million and Production Less than 7,500 Units
REMINDER: If you are a registered small batch manufacturer with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for calendar year 2013 and you wish to continue in this status, you must register again for calendar year 2014. By registering, you get relief from certain third-party testing requirements. Registration must be submitted annually. On or about December 1st, 2013, the CPSC will release instructions on how to renew your registration.
A stroller is one of the biggest purchases new parents will make, and with all the choices available, deciding which model to buy can be overwhelming. When shopping for a stroller, one decides which features are important. Planning to run or walk trails with the baby? Choose a sport model with sturdy wheels and a streamlined frame. Ride public transportation frequently? A light stroller that can be folded and lifted easily is the ticket. Many parents also opt for “travel systems” rather than just strollers alone. Today we focus on products from Britax, Buggygear, 3 Sprouts and JP Lizzy.
More retailers than ever rely on immediate buys to stock their shelves in an effort to stretch their budgets and reduce risk. To meet this shift in buying cycles, more manufacturers are offering specials on remaining goods. However, time’s running out to promptly plan to attend major trade events to survey and strategize for a profitable future.
The ever-popular Snack Happens™ Reusable Snack & Everything Bag is a must-have for back to school shoppers. Stock up on customer favorite fabrics like Hoot, Dino-Mite!, Cupcake Couture, and Whale Watching Blue, perfect for lunch bags, stowing supplies in desks or backpacks, and keeping snacks prepared for after-school activities. With zippered closures and lining sewn separately, these eco-friendly carriers make cleaning and reusing simple for busy families. No messy, noisy Velcro, plus they’re machine washable!
One aspect of European childrearing that attracts many Americans is the sense of adventure. Euro parents tend to include their children in outdoor activities from an early age, creating an atmosphere of exploration and fostering a sense of independence in their little ones. This is why European baby gear companies offer so many great travel products, and why some of those companies have found a home in America. Kiddy is a company that offers high-quality, durable baby gear for parents on the go.
We are excited to announce that registration is now open to manufacturers for the 6th Annual All Baby & Child Spring Educational Conference & Trade Show, being held May 20-22, 2014 in Orlando, Florida!