“This year’s educational sessions were sponsored by Brixy® and were the best ever,” explains Larry Schur, president of All Baby & Child. The 5th Annual ABC Spring Educational Conference, held in Las Vegas from May 7-9, attracted the largest number of exhibiters and attendees to date for the spring event. “The three networking events were the main attractions, and we received an overwhelming number of positive comments about the quality of the events.” Over 160 retailers attended the conference, representing 301 buyers. Some companies that got in on the action were Kore Design, Ragtales, Béaba and Rubens Barn.
Earth Divas supports artisans in developing countries and is dedicated to bringing to market fair trade, handmade, sustainable products that are of superior quality. Earth Divas was founded with a vision to create a business that would benefit the environment as well as the individuals who manufacture the products for sale in the United States. From the early days of selling retail via their website and shipping orders from their garage, Earth Divas has transitioned to a wholesale business and increased their focus on fair trade made products, joined the Fair Trade Federation and expanded their warehouse and fulfillment operation to match their ambition.
There’s a reason Bob Barker is always telling us to spay and neuter our pets. Pet overpopulation is no joke, and as people become more aware, fostering and rescuing dogs has become more popular. Carianne Burnley launched Petsapalooza LLC in 2009 to create high-quality fun toys for pet lovers that also teach about the importance of pet adoption. The idea for Petsapalooza came from Carianne’s love of animals, and also from years of volunteering at a local shelter and being on their Board of Directors. She knew kids loved animals and pretend play, so why not combine the two?
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!
Here’s a toy that hits the kid jackpot big time, combining cute, cuddly animals, state-of-the-art technology and the pure pleasure of playing games on smart phones and tablets. Scanimalz, originally from Scandinavia, offer the kind of Scantastic fun that delights young ones and brings smiles to those who shop for them, both because the whole concept is appealing and the price reasonable. Smart retailers, start your engines and get in on the action with this collectable toy group that is winning kudos from both girls and boys.
Attending a panel discussion presented about how retailers can better work with bloggers and social media outlets, I remembered Marshall McLuhan’s famous quote from my college days: “The medium is the message.” He meant something about the medium influencing, and thus becoming part of, how the message is perceived. It kinda confused me then, just as I realized after the Q&A session that there is a lot of confusion about the ever-changing online media called “social.” Some retailers remained puzzled as to why anyone would be interested in what moms say about their families. One reason they should care is because many of these messages are influencing buying decisions and helping to build brands.
Tickle-Me Elmo. Beanie Babies. Cabbage Patch Kids. These toys are not just guides on a walk down a retailer’s memory lane. They were all stellar sellers. The common thread? They were all cute fads. While trends come and go, cuteness is always popular. No toy section is complete without a standard grouping of plush creatures, and for a good reason: kids will always love stuffed animals and gift givers always feel safe about buying them. This is because stuffed toys cross age boundaries and generations, tugging at the heart. Lisa Moy’s Ponytail Pals are filling the need for on-the-go snuggles with wearable stuffed animals.
Once upon a time, a family had a daughter, Solvej, for whom they wanted the most perfect home swing possible. The result was Solvej Swings from Holmsäter that brings stunning Scandinavian design, quality and style into swing sets. There are different swings suitable for kids from about six months to six years, all masterfully crafted of top quality materials and now available to retailers in the U.S.
Parents Magazine Agrees... Poppy Drops "will keep her styling until she's ready for the real ones."
Parents Magazine, read by millions of Moms each month, features Poppy Drops in its June 2013 Issue. Ear piercing can be a touchy subject in households with little ones but with Poppy Drops, you can keep her all smiles while avoiding the hassles and potential complications of piercing ears too soon.
Sweet hints of summer may fill the air, but for wholesale buyers, the holiday season is all too near. ‘Tis the time to make your final list to determine how you will deck your halls from September through December. Need some festive ideas to get started? The Giggle Guide® presents its annual Holiday Spotlight!
Poppy Drops, known for its pierce-free earrings, partners with the premier boutique marketplace, Vault.
Vault, is a Boutique Marketplace which features the most sought after designers and brands, hand-picked by the biggest names in fashion. It’s newest brand, Poppy Drops, is no exception.
Poppy Drops, a line of pierce-free, temporary tattoo earrings, is an up and comer in the children’s fashion industry. With it’s primary focus centered on high quality design and all-natural ingredients, Poppy Drops products are sought after by both stylish kids and savvy parents alike.
What do your customers do when they feel down, confused or angry? Young kids often don’t know how to work out their feelings and, when problems get bottled up, they can become miserable. Here’s a clever solution! The Feeling Bag is a short, simple book that deals with emotions and how to release them. The original book was developed by writer Jennifer Griffin when she noticed her young daughter going through tough times brought about by a difficult period. The book comes in a choice of boy or girl versions. With each book comes a plush Feeling Bag that kids can punch and hit or hug and take to bed.