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Zutano, aden + anais partner to create new baby collection

Zutano, a Vermont-based designer of children's clothing, accessories and nursery products, and aden + anais, known for its 100% cotton muslin products, announced a new design partnership: Zutano &q...

PLUSH partners with IMC for October Vegas trade show

PLUSH Founder and CEO Jina Park has partnered with International Market Centers to hold the luxury baby and toddler trade show at the World Market Center Las Vegas campus October 15th, 16th, and 17...

It's official: ABC and JPMA merger is off

The All Baby and Child Corporation and the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association officially announced yesterday that the two non-profit trade organizations will remain independent and will no...

Kind + Jugend 2013 almost fully booked

Five months before the next event, Kind + Jugend is almost fully booked, and 90% of the approximately 100,000 m² exhibition area in halls 10 and 11 of Koelnmesse are already occupied, officials rep...

ASTRA, ChiTAG partner for toy inventors, manufacturers

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Assn. has teamed up with the Chicago Toy & Game Group to offer inventors and specialty manufacturers strategies for bringing new toy innovations to market.

Market Preview: Las Vegas

Youth exhibitors are putting a strong emphasis on maximizing space at this month's winter market. Lofts and bunks that include desks and/or various options for storage are designed to keep things o...

Registration opens for Dallas Market Center's PBJ show

The Dallas Market Center has opened registration for PBJ: Play.Baby. Juvenile., a new juried trade event that will debut March 21-22.

Furniture/Today Logistics Conference set for June 12 in Atlanta

Furniture/Today has set the date, location and theme of its upcoming third annual Logistics Conference.

New women's group to make its debut at JPMA Summit

A new women's networking group is making its debut at the Juvenile Products Manufacturers' Assn. Summit next month with a tea, meet-and-greet, and introduction to the group's mission.

KHF Holdings donates 90 beds to area children

KHF Holdings, the licensee of five Ashley Furniture HomeStores, has donated twin mattresses and related items to 90 needy children, with many of the sets delivered in advance of Christmas.

Buying groups express support for Brixy

USA Baby, Baby News and NINFRA have all officially expressed their support of new specialty retail group Brixy in a letter sent out to the industry this week.

Renee Pepys-Lowe returns to Kid Brands

Renee Pepys-Lowe has returned to Kid Brands as president of soft goods, which includesboth Kids Line and CoCaLo, the company she originally founded 14 years ago.

Young America introducing two new collections this market

Young America is launching two new collections this market, Boardwalk and Abigail. The new collections, which feature up-to-date styling along with two new gray finish options, are Young America's ...

Exclusive Research: Moms and Infant Furniture

Half of mothers love to shop for infant furniture and another 21% like to. Reasons why include that it's relaxing, is fun to do and it makes them feel good. The designing and redecorating aspect of...

Nebraska Furniture Mart breaks ground for big store in Texas

Nebraska Furniture Mart has broken ground on what it says will be "the largest home furnishings store in North America," a 1.86 million-square-foot retail store and distribution center in...

Behr's - Continuing a legacy

One of the oldest and most successful independent stores in the country, Behr's is now run by the 4th generation of Behrs, 27-year-old Jared and 33-year-old Adam, who are taking the business to new...

ASTRA names new board of directors

CHICAGO - The American Specialty Toy Retailing Assn. has named new members to its board of directors. 

Wildflower Group to represent Goodnight Moon, Raggedy Ann & Andy properties

NEW YORK — Licensing and branding agency The Wildflower Group has signed multi-year agreements to manage two well-known children's brands, Goodnight Moon from HarperCollins Children's Books and Rag...

ASTRA names Best Toys for Kids finalists

CHICAGO — The American Specialty Toy Retailing Assn. has selected 57 toys from 550 nominations as finalists for its 2012 Best Toys for Kids list.

Doodlefish launches custom bedding program

Atlanta - Juvenile bedding manufacturer Doodlefish launched a new custom bedding program at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market here, with sharp price points of $399 retail f...

Mood bright, attendance up at ABC Spring Show

LAS VEGAS — The 4th annual ABC Spring Educational Conference and Trade Show took place here at the South Point Hotel and Casino last week, and by most accounts, it was the most successful yet.

Jazwares to bring Yo Gabba Gabba! characters to life with toys, plush, playsets and more for preschoolers

Wildbrain Entertainment has tapped Jazwares, a leader in the licensed products marketplace, to expand the Yo Gabba Gabba! toy line. Jazwares, which joins a robust consumer products program that boa...

Former GMAC exec Scott Eckman joins IMC in marketing, strategy post

High Point — International Market Centers said today it has hired Scott Eckman, a former executive of GMAC Insurance Holdings, in the new position of chief marketing officer/chief strategy officer.

Specialty retailer Goore's closing after 20 years

Sacramento - Specialty retail giant Goore's is closing its doors.

Exclusive Research: Kids Today Crib Metro Projections 2012

Some good news: crib sales are forecast to rise 20.1% in the next five years according to the most recent forecasts by New York-based Easy Analytic Software Inc. (EASI). According to the data, crib...

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