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 – …

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 …