Who Needs Rhythm?

You Do! The Little Rockers Band is super psyched to share their newest album for families, “Who Needs Rhythm?” The fourth commercially released album by this New Jersy based band has that high energy spirit that their fans have come to love. Inspired by a child’s life experiences, these Teaching Artists pick special moments from the children they interact with daily at their music classes and concerts to create songs tailored just for them. For this collection, the bank wanted to introduce kids to different rhythmic styles found in a variety of genres besides the Rock & Roll they usually gravitate …

Baby Banana introduces Tooth Gel for 3 months +

New from the company that brought you Baby Banana Toothbrush is a safe-to-swallow tooth gel. It features a strawberry banana flavor or the original plum flavor. The organic product is made in the USA and is xylitol based. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that helps to fight cavities! It’s the same ingredient found in sugar free gum. Just a rice-sized amount on a Baby Banana Brush allows and encourages a child to suck on the massaging bristles and receive the full benefit of the two products. Children as young as three months are encouraged to use this product. They will …

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 …

SoYoung x Yumbox

We have teamed up with YUMBOX to release our SOYOUNG x YUMBOX lunch box collaboration. For this special edition lunch box, we have increased the size of our standard SoYoung lunchbox in order to perfectly accommodate Yumbox’s Tapas size bento box with room to spare. Additionally, we have made our traditional carry handle into a convertible handle enabling you to easily carry your Yumbox upright without needing to disturb its contents. Call 416-588-8228 with questions about products or orders soyoung-usa-wholesale.myshopify.com

Your Clothes Have Memories: We Turn Them Into Keepsakes

The Patchwork Bear specializes in up-cycling your favorite clothing into beautiful and practical keepsakes. We believe clothes hold special memories: baby’s coming home outfit, grandpa’s favorite t-shirt, game-winning jersey, etc. We transform those memories into patchwork bears, puppies, quilts and tote bags.    Our products have received numerous awards, notably the Creative Child Magazine Award for Product of the Year for our Memory Bear. We were also included in Oprah’s Favorite Things! The Patchwork Bear is a celebrity favorite- seen with Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Eli Manning and more. Our Original, Award-Winning Memory Clothes Bear! Everyone has favorite clothes saved away, full of …

Retailers find purpose and share it with customers

(BPT) – Ninety-six percent of Americans are now shopping online, according to a recent study from CPC Strategy. Building meaningful connections with local communities is one way to captivate today’s consumer, says Etienne Veber, president of Field Trip Factory, a firm that helps design, schedule and promotes interactive learning experiences within retail environments. “Technology provides greater convenience and lower prices,” Veber says, “but it is not a replacement for human interactions.” The value of purpose When companies express a sense of purpose to their customers, it has a profound effect on confidence in the brand. Eighty-five percent of companies with …

Now that the taxes are files, give your small business a checkup

(BPT) – A challenge for any entrepreneur is getting access to capital. If you’re like many, you’re constantly looking for ways to reduce expenses and free up cash flow so you can be ready for anything, whether it’s a slow season or an opportunity to expand. When tax season rolls around, you’re already taking a deep dive into your expenses and income for the past year. Don’t stop when you file. With all that information at your fingertips (and fresh in your mind), it’s a great opportunity to take a big-picture look at the health of your business and make …