Kind + Jugend 2018: Everything for the next generation

Only a few industries are as keen on innovation as the world of baby and children’s outfitting: thousands of new products and a never-ending series of new trends find their way into children’s rooms worldwide, and exciting ideas for parents and children are conquering the market everywhere. The trend here too is also increasingly toward design, quality, and not least environmental consciousness and sustainability. Kind + Jugend in Cologne, Germany is scheduled September 20-23. The international baby and toddler product fair this year features: six exhibition halls covering around 110,000 m². Product groups have been re-arranged on the show floor …

ABC SEC & Trade Show is almost here

Scheduled May 22-24 at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, Florida is the 10th annual ABC Spring Educational Conference and Trade Show. The educational conference provides independent store retailers with the opportunity to acquire more knowledge about the products they sell, and learn about ever-changing relevant industry issues that affect them now and in the future. The ABC Spring Educational Conference and Trade Show is designed for independent juvenile products retailers, their suppliers, and their representatives. According to Larry Schur, president of All Baby & Child Corporation, it is the only event in America dedicated to this specialty market.” An exhibitor …

ASTRA Welcomes 100+ First Time Exhibitors

ASTRA’s Marketplace & Academy, slated June 10-13, is a four day trade show and conference full of educational sessions featuring industry leaders, hands-on production demonstrations, and networking with friends and industry professionals. The Marketplace & Academy will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The annual event sponsored by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association features more than 500 exhibitors and 1,300 independent retailer attendees. More than 100 new, first-time vendors will be on hand. Features of the Marketplace include a special interactive zone which highlights the magic and excitement of Neighborhood Toy Store Day where visitors …

Acting CPSC Chairman Keynote Speaker at JPMA Baby Show

Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, will offer the keynote presentation at the second annual JPMA Baby Show, a JPMA and Family Media Event. Her presentation is scheduled on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 8-9:30AM in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. A continental breakfast will available followed by the opening of the exhibit floor at 10:00 AM. Ms. Buerkle has served as a commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission since July 2013 and became the agency’s acting chairman in February 2017. Nominated by President Donald J. Trump to be Chairman of the …

Children’s and Juvenile Products Create Sophisticated, Playful Resources for Buyers

When it comes to products for babies, children, and their families, NY NOW®the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift,  scheduled Feb. 4-7, offers modern and stylish, yet functional, options that are the perfect additions to any buyer’s shopping list. During the upcoming NY NOW winter 2018 market, buyers and shop owners can explore the dedicated Baby + Child section which will feature on-trend products for babies, toddlers, kids, expecting mothers, and their families. The Baby + Child section can be found within the LIFESTYLE Collection on Level 1 of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. “Creativity …

ABC Spring Educational Conference scheduled May 22-24 in Orlando

Sponsored by All Baby & Child Corporation, Inc., the Spring Educational Conference is the only educational conference of its kind for the juvenile product industry. This annual event provides the optimal combination of learning, networking, and purchasing opportunities for juvenile independent specialty stores and their key suppliers. The 10th annual event is slated May 22-24 in Orlando. There is no cost for participation by independent retailers. Hands on workshops and training, millennial consumer panels, and vital Brixy meetings are planned to provide conference attendees access to the latest issues and industry trends that may affect them. Also included are discussions …

JPMA Opens 2018 Innovation Awards Competition

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is  accepting entries to the 2018 Innovation Awards Competition through January 29. More than 100 companies are expected to enter the competition to showcase their most cutting edge juvenile products from the past year. All JPMA Baby Show exhibitors, both association members and non-members, may submit a product for Innovation Awards judging. The deadline for entries is January 29, 2018. JPMA Innovation Awards recognize products that offer parents innovative ways to safeguard and care for baby, while making their lives easier. Each year a new independent panel of judges from retail, safety groups, and the …

15th Annual Chicago Toy and Game Week

The winners of the 10th annual TAGIE Awards honoring innovation and excellence in the toy and game industry were recently announced at a gala on Navy Pier in Chicago. Attended by industry luminaries and sponsored by heavyweights like Hasbro, Mattel, Lego, and Cartamundi, the evening’s events included a keynote address by Gary Swisher, SVP of Inventor Relations and Head of Gaming for Mattel, and culminated with Lifetime Achievement Awards presented to industry legends Judy Blau of J. Hope Designs and Adi Golad, founder of Goliath Games.

JPMA Opens Buyer Registration and Hotel Booking Site For JPMA Baby Show Slated March 20-24 in Washington D.C.

The JPMA Baby Show, sponsored by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association and Family Media, has opened its buyer registration and lodging reservation website for the 2018 show. Scheduled March 20-24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., the JPMA Baby Show is designed to provide a world-class trade show experience complete with three days of a trade show floor, two days of an educational conference, and culminating in one of the largest consumer baby shows in North America.

View New Products at ABC Kids Expo

Hugaboo provides safe seating, convenience for parents Hugaboo lets a caregiver plop an infant right next to them on the floor, whether they’re working on dinner or putting together a to-do list for last minute errands. Offering unique back and leg support for an infant without the child tipping forward or sliding out. Infants can enjoy the freedom to comfortably observe their surroundings while spending quality time with the family. Hugaboo helps stabilize an infant’s back, sides, and legs while the child learns to sit up. The attached seat bottom prevents the infant from sliding or falling forward onto the …