The Biz: News Updates

Silikids, Inc. the first mom-founded brand focused on creating products and made entirely out of silicone that are hypoallergenic, germ, mold and toxin-free announces the appointment of David Cohen as Director of Operations and Sales.

Contact: Silikids / (866) 789-7454

Rock Me Inc. was chosen as one of Spanx®, and its founder, Sara Blakely’s Leg Up winners! Leg Up is a promotion where Spanx highlights women and their businesses in the Spanx catalog, on and through its social media channels including The Rear View blog (reaching well over 1 million fans). This program is a way for Spanx to show female entrepreneurs that they don’t just have their butts covered – they’ve got their back, too.

Contact: Anna Muzzy / (757) 636-7694

As you may already know, the board of ABC has appointed a retail board tasked with launching a new organization for all independent, specialty retailers in our industry. This board is comprised of eight retailers from across the country, representing a wide range of store formats and sizes, some who are members of existing retailer organizations and some who are not.

Contact: Eric Seeman / (210) 691-4848

In case you missed out on the September 25th mompreneur episode of HLN’s Making It In America (featuring our very own Kelly Douglas!),
you can view it here.…

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.”

ABC Show Specials!

Contact: Brittany Sodora / (630) 839-9830

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.

Contact: All Baby & Child, Inc. (ABC Kids Expo) / (210) 691-4848

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!

Contact: Brittany Sodora / (630) 839-9830

Los Angeles, CA (September 21, 2012) – Child To Cherish, is happy to announce that it will be creating the first ever Child to Cherish “PIGGY BANK GIFTING LOUNGE” at this year’s Boom Boom Room . The lounge will feature an exclusive set of Child to Cherish keepsakes, piggy banks, and unique children’s gifts that encapsulate the brands mission to “preserve the innocence of a child”. Artist Cody Lowe will be on hand providing personalized piggy banks to all of this year’s attendees and their children to help inspire them to “preserve the innocence of a child”.

Contact: Taylor Lowe / (714) 990-1590

Introducing, Cute, Classic Redesign + Full-Scale E-Commerce Site Is One Click to Irresistible

(St. Louis, Missouri) September 19, 2012— Clip, snap, twist – repeat. Everyday accessorizing with Wee Ones® hair bows, clips and headbands in the season’s hottest trends is quicker, easier and irresistible with the launch of The newly redesigned site is the go-to guide for cute, classic hair accessories to top off any outfit, now easy to find and even more fun to shop for online.

Contact: Wee Ones, LLC / (314) 400-6710
Media Inquiry: Ann Higby, Hatch PR / (312) 320-5047

Itzy Ritzy is proud to announce the recent news that top Canadian company Fulton Sales will begin distributing Itzy Ritzy products effective immediately.

Contact: Brittany Sodora / (630) 839-9830