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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Toronto Kid Show Devoted to All Things Baby
January 18, 2015
The Toronto Kid Show, which runs Jan. 17-19, hosts 50-plus vendors displaying a wide assortment of product ranging from health-care items for new moms to nursery furniture and toys for newborns to tweens.
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.
Hong Kong Fairs Attract Record Attendance
Four major Hong Kong shows, including the 2015 Toys & Games Fair, attracted over 110,000 buyers eager to check out thousands of new products -- ranging from traditional toys, licensed brands and infant health-care items to the latest kid-friendly tech devices.
NETS’ Voice, Deborah Cauz, Passes Away
Deborah Cauz, the much-respected voice of Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada has passed away. An enthusiastic promoter of this country's specialty toy market, Deb was just 60 years old.
Avoiding the dreaded Friend Zone
Customer relationships should be built on friendly, professional service -- but not friendship -- says retail strategist Jeff Mowatt. There are good reasons to avoid getting too close, and here are five of them..