The Biz: News Updates

With just a month to go before the ABC Kids Expo launches their 10 year anniversary event in Louisville next month, retailer registrations are running 19% ahead of last year, during the same period prior to the show.

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”.

At this point in time, several product categories on the show floor are sold out, with a total of nearly 3,000 booths sold.

Contact: All Baby & Child, Inc. (ABC Kids Expo) / (210) 691-4848
Town Hall meeting to be held at the ABC Show, Monday October 15th at 5pm

The new Specialty Retail Organization has appointed Jill Cartwright as Executive Director. Jill was formerly the President and Founder of Go GaGa, a manufacturer of diaper bags.

Jill is a Summa cum Laude graduate of the MBA program at Babson College, and she studied Public Policy and German at Duke University as an undergraduate. She has spent more than 15 years working in businesses of all sizes. She is a skilled strategist, an innovative marketer, and an experienced manager with a deep understanding of entrepreneurship, the juvenile industry and the specialty retail sector.

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

You’ve experienced the success of Snack Happened™ Reusable Snack Bags, now get ready for your next Itzy Ritzy super seller:
Lunch Happens™ Bento Lunch Box.

The perfect compliment to the Snack Bags, our Bento Lunch Box provides an easy solution for meal planning from baby going to daycare to children going to school.

Available in 3 darling prints: Hoot, Monkey Mania, and Rock Star. How cute would these look at your register or in your feeding section?

Contact: Brittany Sodora / (630) 839-9830

Naperville, IL (August 27, 2012) – Heading back to school just got more exciting with the newest member of the Itzy Ritzy product line – Lunch Happens™ Bento Lunch Box. This news comes with the recent acquisition of BrightBin, LLC by Itzy Ritzy.

Contact: Brittany Sodora / (630) 839-9830

Tomorrow 9am marks the opening of the latest edition of Playtime New York. 90 American and International brands will get together over the next three days to display their summer 2013 collections.

An occasion not to be missed under any circumstances.

Contact: Playtime New York / (212) 947-3443

Join us to toast the 5th edition of Playtime New York!

Light-hearted summery music will set the tone at the traditional opening cocktail sponsored by EARNSHAW’S magazine on Saturday night, a good occasion to meet over a drink.

An evening animated by warmth and a good mood.

Contact: Playtime New York / (212) 947-3443

3 days only, but enough time to Pre-Register and prepare for your visit. Save yourself some time by pre-registering. Save precious time with a fabulous exhibitor list.

See you soon at 82 Mecer ( between Spring and Broome)

Contact: Playtime New York / (212) 947-3443

Back-To-School Special
Back-to-school means high demand for Snack Happened™ Reusable Snack Bags! Make sure you are stocked up for the shopping rush by ordering now with this special:
- $300 - $999 = Free Shipping
- $1000+ = Free Shipping and 5% OFF

Contact: Brittany Sodora / (630) 839-9830

PlaytimeNY will spotlight 90 creative brands at its fifth edition at SoHo’s 82 Mercer (82 Mercer Street between Spring and Broome Streets).
Playtime’s signature sophisticated yet whimsical ambiance will set the tone.

The Brands - Some figures
A unique selection of 90 American and international brands offering a creative and simulating vision of Summer 13.

Contact: Playtime New York / (212) 947-3443