ABC, Brixy Sponsor ABC Spring Educational Conference May 10-12, 2016

ABC, Brixy Sponsor ABC Spring Educational Conference May 10-12, 2016 The board of All Baby & Child and Brixy, the association representing brick and mortar stores serving the juvenile industry, are encouraging retailers to attend the 8th annual event and take advantage of numerous offers. Among the offers is a reward of discounted hotel rooms to retailers who meet certain criteria. The annual spring educational conference, slated May 10-12 in Tampa, is sponsored by All Baby & Child, Inc., producers of the popular international and industry-wide ABC Kids Expo. The educational conference provides specialty store retailers with the opportunity to …

Expanded American Made Show is Front and Center for June 2016 Market

Dallas Market Center welcomes the return of the American Made Show with a newly expanded space on the 12th floor and a variety of new artisans for the Total Home & Gift Market, June 23 – 26, 2016. “Connecting buyers to quality products with a story is a priority for us,” Cindy Morris, president & CEO of Dallas Market Center, said. “Right now handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items are exceptionally important to buyers and the American Made Show not only provides buyers with a curated collection of exciting and unique merchandise, it also gives buyers an opportunity to diversify their product offerings.” …

Lulujo’s newest products include sleeping bags, blankets, towels

Lululjo’s latest products including blankets, sleeping bags, and towels are now available to retailers. Emphasizing soft colors and child-friendly fabrics, the collection comes from Canadian-based Lulujo, best known for its premium muslin and high-quality cotton and bamboo blends. The company’s unique collections have touched the hearts of families with its signature colors, on-trend prints, and ultra soft premium textiles. Best known for its top-selling blankets made with premium muslin, the company also offers a multi-functional swaddle and a childhood blanket made with high-quality cotton and bamboo blends designed to make a baby feel warm, cozy, and secure. Founded in 2009 …

Show Case: Creative Brands Promote Active Imaginations

 By David G. Gaunt  Udoo Planet Populated by Functional Wearables  At the recent KidShow at Bally’s Las Vegas, I discovered a whole new world of fun, functional wearables from Udoo Planet (pronounced “You do”). Their boredom blasters provide limitless ways for kids to make their own changeable creations in hats, tees, bags, and backpacks. Powered by children’s imaginations, they can make them like they love ‘em, from top to totes. The Canadian-brand Udoo offers a range of wearable activities created by veteran doll designer Joanna Kopplinger. My favorites in the collection are the Newdo hats, festooned with multi-bright, wacky felt …