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Monday, March 30, 2015
SOTY, ROTY and Gold Star Awards Announced at NETS Annual Meeting
March 10, 2015
At the Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada's 2015 AGM, David Manga, Outset Media, picked up the Supplier of the Year award, while Jeff and Janet Weersink, Minds Alive, were honoured as Retailer of the Year. Eight products also received Gold Star Awards.
NY Toy Fair Gets a Thumbs-up from 30,000 Play Professionals
Over 30,000 visitors flocked to the 2015 North American International Toy Fair (February 14-17), which offered a full roster of educational business-workshops and featured thousands of new products from over 1,100 domestic and international exhibitors.
TIA Forecasts 2015's Top Toy Trends
During the 2015 NY Fair, the Toy Industry Association's trend expert, Adrienne Appell, updated an audience of play professionals on this year's seven most important drivers for consumer spending.
Popular Sales Rep Jane Gregory Dies at 61
Jane Gregory, who ran an independent sales agency, Janey's Toys, for more than 20 years, represented some of Canada's top suppliers, including Brigitta's Import and Hape International.
How to Fit In at Work
While you and your coworkers might not be friends, you can earn their respect -- if not their liking -- says retail strategist Jeff Mowatt. Here are five tips for building trust on the job. .