Educational Sessions, Tradeshow Awaits Retailers At ABC 2017 Spring Educational Conference

Scheduled May 1-3 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio is the 9th annual Spring Educational Conference and Trade Show. Retailers will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of retailer rewards programs and using social media to attract and retain customers. A welcome reception with a San Antonio Fiesta theme and an industry networking reception with a Texas barbecue theme are scheduled at the convention center. A trade show featuring more than 80 exhibitors is scheduled from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday. Monday morning’s keynote speaker, Eran Harel, …

JPMA, Family Media launch a series of baby trade and consumer show

Selling more than 31% of available exhibit space in the first week of sales is the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, Baby Show. It is scheduled May 9-12, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and Family Media, LLC have partnered to co-host and co-produce a series of baby events targeted at the juvenile products industry. The Baby Show Series kicks off May 9-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center with JPMA’s conference and trade event, the JPMA Baby Show, a JPMA and Family Media Event.  The Anaheim Baby Show consumer event will be held in conjunction …

ABC Spring Educational Conference scheduled May 1-3 in San Antonio

Sponsored by All Baby & Child, 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 specialty stores and their key suppliers. The 9th annual event is slated May 1-3, 2017 in San Antonio. Retailers can register for the event at no cost through March 31. Conference speakers, panels, and workshops are planned to provide conference attendees access to the latest topics and industry trends that may affect them. Also included are a look at government regulations …

Winners Announced for First Annual New Product Showcase Awards of Distinction

  Seven winners of the ABC New Product Showcase Awards of Distinction were recently announced, ranging from a soothing center and rugs to insoles designed especially for maternity wear. The competition debuted during the 2016 ABC Kids Expo. The awards highlighted innovation and recognized the brands behind the new products. The recipients were chosen by popular votes awarded by participating trade media and specialty retailers during the New Product Showcase opening reception. The following are the winners, by category, of the New Product Showcase Awards of Distinction: • Baby Gear – Halo Innovations SnoozyPad Bedtime Soothing Center • Toys – …

ABC Roundup 2016

Each year the ABC Kids Expo attracts hundred of exhibitors and new products to the biggest show in the United States for children’s products. Below is just a small selection of the companies and products represented at this year’s ABC Kids Expo. American Made Brand Launches Baby Bedding Collection American Made Brand recently introduced its American Made Brand Baby Bedding Collection. The adorable modern and classic quilts, comforters, and crib bedding are designed to be a wonderful addition to any baby’s room. This introductory collection features uniquely designed quilts and coordinates that exclusively use American Made Brand’s Cotton Solid fabric. …

8 receive Kind + Jugend Innovation Awards

Winners of the Kind + Jugend Innovation Awards for 2016 were recently announced during the show in Germany. Winning products were announced in eight categories, based on what judges determined were their high quality, user-friendliness, safety, and visual appeal. The entries accepted for the competition were unusual and innovative products being presented at the show for the first time and that will be commercially available in the next season.  The jury consisted of representatives from the German Technical Control Board, the trade, and the media. The jury assessed products submitted this year by 166 companies from 27 countries. In the …

HKTDC Baby Products Fair Set January 9-12

Scheduled January 9-12, is the 8th annual HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair 2017. Located at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, it presents over 500 exhibitors with products related to many different segments of the booming market for infants and toddlers. Reputable and knowledgeable exhibitors range from equipment, apparel, consumables, and care products to items that stimulate a baby’s intellectual development. 2017 Zone Highlights The fair is thematically zoned to facilitate easier sourcing. Among the zones are: • Brand Name Gallery, which houses top brands offering top quality • World of Strollers and Gear, located at Expo Drive …

ABC Returns to Las Vegas October 18-21

Whether you were looking for soft or hard goods for the juvenile industry, you were sure to find them at this year’s ABC Kids Expo, held recently at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The 14th annual event attracts more than 12,000 attendees and will feature numerous first-time exhibitors. Last year’s event had over 900 exhibitors displaying in nearly 3,000 booths. Attendees included buyers that represented more than 75 countries. Major exhibitor categories ranged from maternity and baby gear to apparel and gifts, as well as furnishings, toys, and more. Special juried sections were dedicated to Modern Child® and Naturally Kids®. …

JPMA and Family Media Launch Series Of Baby Trade and Consumer Shows

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and Family Media, LLC., recently agreed to co-host and co-produce a series of baby events targeted at the juvenile products industry. The Baby Show Series kicks off May 9-12, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center with JPMA’s conference and trade event which will be called the JPMA Baby Show, a JPMA and Family Media Event. The Anaheim Baby Show consumer event will be held in conjunction with the JPMA Baby Show trade event on May 13. Additional regional consumer events produced under The Baby Show Series umbrella include three, two-day consumer events: the New …

American Specialty Toy Retailing Association Announces 2016 Best Toys for Kids Award Winners

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) unveiled its 2016 Best Toys for Kids award winners today. The list includes 24 winning toys in 17 categories. “ASTRA’s Best Toys for Kids award program is different from other top toy lists because it reflects the collective expertise of hundreds of toy retailers who know toys inside out,” said Kimberly Mosley, President of ASTRA. “The list of winners is a well-balanced representation of the fun, top-quality, high play value products consumers can find in locally-owned neighborhood toy stores around the country.” The Best Toys for Kids program was created by ASTRA to …