Eco-friendly, festive, and fun lines are now under one rep roof at Scoop, in the California Market Center under the direction of veteran merch mistress Heidi Ngo. Scoop Showroom officially opens August 8, welcoming buyers with cupcakes, champagne, and great buys. Here’s a look at the terrific brands that Heidi now reps in the West, including Junebug, Popochos, Paulina Quintana, Drama, So Rad, Lollypop Tots, PB Green Bags, and Emily Green.
ABC Kids Expo® has announced that its Maternity Square® Showcase will be back in 2011. The showcase, which debuted in 2010, was such a success that ABC is expanding the showcase and continuing to offer the runway to allow exhibitors to feature and demonstrate their products from the “big stage.” A professional model and talent company has been retained to produce and emcee the runway shows.
Hmmm… Mompreneur…..is that my title? I guess it may just be a more exotic word for “Multitasker”! Here’s how it played out yesterday…
I’m sitting with the other neighborhood moms at the park, keeping an eye at C splashing his guts out at the water sprinklers, thinking about (or trying not to!) the list of “things that need to get done today” waiting for me at my desk. I take out a notepad and begin working on some txt updates for my website that need to get done.
ABC Kids Expo® will unveil its enhanced New Product Showcase at the 2011 tradeshow in Louisville, Kentucky. This featured locale, sponsored by Baby Jogger, gives manufacturers a platform to introduce their hottest new products for the coming year to the industry and is a much anticipated feature of the show.
Mr. Schmeltzer Served as Director of Compliance for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
New York law firm, Phillips Nizer, welcomed David “Dave” Schmeltzer as a Special Consultant for consumer products safety compliance matters in late spring 2011. Dave has a wealth of experience and will be working closely with Jeremy Richardson, a partner at Phillips Nizer in the firm’s Fashion Practice, who devotes a significant amount of his legal practice on children’s apparel, accessories and furniture.
July’s “High Five” column counts down a handful of products that Editorial Director David Gaunt discovered at the Licensing Expo and ASTRA trade shows. His personal shout outs include an animated “reunion” with Warren Buffet, smiles from Puerto Rico, a recommended store appearance by a famous silhouette artist and author, card-caring creators of family games, and an original new entry in the silicone bandz craze that stands up to any competitor.
ABC Kids Expo® has announced that world-famous KC and the Sunshine Band will be performing in concert following the attendee reception on Saturday, September 24, 2011.
The reception will begin immediately after the tradeshow closes for the day at 6:00PM. The opening act, The Unexpected Boys, will take the stage at 7:00PM, and KC and The Sunshine Band will perform at 7:45PM.
TORONTO – Seasons UV, the makers of 50++ UPF swimwear, Real Kids Shades and Tail Wags Helmet Covers are together promoting safety this summer by offering useful tips to parents. One of the biggest concerns is sun exposure when children are out playing. Seasons UV and Real Kids Shades are encouraging parents to provide sun protection, beyond sun screen, by highlighting the importance of proper clothing and sun glasses.
Knickerbocker Glory is proud to announce that Nordstrom will become a featured stockist for our premium line of children’s undergarments. Knickerbocker Glory Underouts will be available at 70 Nordstrom locations nationwide.
ABC Kids Expo® has partnered with Production Transport, an industry leader in event transportation services, to provide complimentary shuttle service for ABC attendees during the 9th annual ABC Kids Expo on September 23-26.
Five shuttle routes will run between the Kentucky Expo Center and the ABC block hotels beginning on Thursday afternoon, September 22 for the New Product Showcase Reception, then daily through Monday, September 26. A complimentary airport shuttle from the Expo Center to the Louisville airport will be available on Monday afternoon.
I often hear business owners say, “I would love to take advantage of social media, but I just don’t know where to start!” Most people understand that social media is a force to be reckoned with and that it is influencing the way consumers make decisions concerning what they buy and where. However, getting why social media is useful and knowing how to take advantage of it are quite different. With traditional media, some might dip their toes in the water with an ad or two. However, social media demands a head first dive right in.