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Saturday, November 28, 2015
First Insights-X Stationery Expo Gets Thumbs Up
October 24, 2015
Over 4,300 buyers visited the inaugural Insights-X Stationery Expo (October 8-11, 2015) in Nürnberg where 188 vendors displayed product ranging from space-age pens to office supplies.
Retailers Ramp Up for Festive Season at TaG Central Fair
August 29, 2015
The fall edition of Toys and Games Central, which ran August 24 to 26 at the International Plaza Hotel on Toronto's Airport strip, hosted almost 40 vendors and attracted independent retailers from across Canada.
CTA and TIA Deliver Industry Update
A year after merging the Canadian Toy Association and the U.S. Toy Industry Association, reps from both called a town hall meeting in Toronto to review the new arrangement's successes.
NPD Group Forecasts Bright Q4 for Toys
Over the past year, a U.S. market research firm tracked toy sales in 11 global markets, including Canada, and found an upswing that promises to continue through Q4.
New York Toy Fair Reaches Out to Consumers
For two days next February, Play Fair -- a new event where consumers can interact with toys and brands -- will run alongside the 2016 North American International Toy Fair in NYC's Javits Center.
Give Your New Hires a Leg Up
Retail strategist Jeff Mowatt has a problem with how young people are being prepped for the workplace. Actually, he has three of them. And he has a solution that can pay off for everyone -- helping new employees strengthen service and communication skills.