Items tagged “Toy Stores”

Serving Up Kentucky Hospitality

Attendees at the 9th Annual ABC Kids Expo® will have no excuse to go hungry thanks to Centerplate, one of the largest hospitality companies in the world and the official concessions contractor for the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

Doug Simmonds, Centerplate’s general manager, promises that there will be plenty of “food for every budget — from $2.50 hot dogs at concession stands to a $14.95 all-you-can-eat buffet on the mezzanine level with table cloths and china.”

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

Many American companies find that manufacturing in the U.S. helps them do a better job of maintaining quality control and reliable delivery. While big retailers can afford to keep buyers abroad or send executives across the Pacific to check on suppliers, this doesn’t make sense for smaller companies. Made in the U.S.A. brands provide goods buyers want, made to their precise specifications, and delivered on time. These brands are just a few good examples of American-made pride: Petites Frites, Noli, Noli, Funkie Baby, and Fleming Clothing.

If you’ve never been to a Trade Show at the Merchandise Mart, you probably don’t know just how professional and easy-to-shop our venue is. Below is a link to a video that should help you visualize the show and understand why our Exhibitors keep coming back.

Our next show, October 22-25, is filling up quickly so don’t miss out!
Check out the show for yourself!

Contact: The Chicago Market / (312) 527-7600
Global Charity to Receive All Exhibitors’ Excess Inventory to Benefit Children and Families in Need

New York, N.Y., August 11, 2011 - Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) today announced that it has been named the charity of choice of the NY International Gift Fair (NYIGF) August 13-18, 2011. In this capacity, K.I.D.S. will be the recipient of all remaining inventory from the 2,800 exhibiting companies at the Pier and Javits Center, showcasing the top lines across the home, lifestyle and gift categories.

Contact: Chris Blake / (212) 279-5493
Media Inquiry: Melissa Jaffin/Liza Geduldig / (212) 994-4660

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.

Contact: All Baby & Child, Inc. (ABC Kids Expo) / (210) 691-4848
Designer Sample Sale to Benefit K.I.D.S. Japan Earthquake Relief

Playtime New York, the international trade show dedicated to the universes of children, junior and maternity, is again hosting a Pop Up Shop during the show, July 30 – August 1, 2011, at SoHo’s 82 Mercer. This season, entitled “Playtime Loves Japan,” 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) Japan Earthquake Relief.

Contact: Chris Blake / (212) 279-5493
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.

Contact: Jeremy D. Richardson / (212) 841-0541

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.

The Unexpected Boys to Open ABC Kids Expo Concert

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.

Contact: All Baby & Child, Inc. (ABC Kids Expo) / (210) 691-4848
“Cal Sr.’s KIDS” Partnership to Launch with Opening of 8 Youth Development Parks

New York, NY – July 07, 2011 – Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.), the internationally renowned children’s charity, today announced a strategic partnership with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, which uses baseball and softball themed programs to teach life lessons to at-risk youth in underserved communities nationwide. As part of the year-round program called “Cal Sr.’s KIDS,” K.I.D.S. will donate new apparel and other product to support the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation’s youth development programs.

Contact: Chris Blake / (212) 279-5493
Media Inquiry: Melissa Jaffin / (212) 994-4660
Emphasis on Handcrafted and On-Trend California-Centric Products Showcased at Beckman’s Handcrafted Show™ L.A. and California B

MMPI and California Gift Show® (CGS) announce a strong line-up of unique, on-trend products and collections debuting at Market this July. More than 10,000 lines from over 1,200 temporary exhibitors and permanent showrooms will provide buyers a myriad of product offerings with emphasis on the region’s emerging product designers, artists and craftsmen, placing California at the forefront of international design.

Contact: LA Mart / (213) 763-5817

When it comes to creative and imaginative toys, Hape is producing miles of smiles! There is nothing Hape loves better than to watch children laughing, sharing, and enjoying the toys they have created. Products range from educational puzzles and mazes to a complete line of eco-friendly doll houses and furnishings. All Hape toys are created with a child’s development in mind. Each toy is constructed of eco-friendly, high quality materials so that children can be children and play with their toys for years to come, and then hand them down to younger children to enjoy.