At the Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada’s recent AGM, Linda Stortz, Stortz Toys, received the 2015 Supplier of the Year Award. Teresa Johansson, Village Toy Shop, was named Retailer of the Year.
Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Cente has captured the 2016 TOTY. The kit includes a variety of role-playing tools that encourage preschoolers to care for their toy pets.
The NPD Group’s latest retail data report says several factors last year contributed to the U.S. toy industry’s rebound that resulted in strong sales in major categories, such as games.