This past year has brought many new products and trends that captured the hearts of consumers. Overall, the US has seen booming retail sales for 2019 thus far. We saw a small dip in April where sales slipped 0.2 percent which caused some concerns, but the spring and summer months have brought money and good […]
While consumers are on vacation and enjoying their summer breaks at the beach with friends and family, retailers everywhere are already starting to think about holiday readiness. Toys R’ Us has announced they will re-open a few stores this coming fall, and with mass retailers such as Amazon and Walmart working around the clock to […]
by Kristin Morency, The Toy Association “Play Your Part,” a nationwide philanthropic event series hosted by The Toy Foundation (TTF), made its way to South Florida in April, bringing brand-new toys and games to more than 250 children in need. Held in partnership with Junior Achievement South Florida at its Coconut Creek headquarters, the fun-filled […]
Beautiful Blessings is a line of fashion dolls that aims to accurately reflect the average female, and realign unrealistic beauty standards portrayed by other leading doll brands. This New England-based start up, founded just under two years ago, hopes to inspire confidence and greater self-esteem in all young girls. Raveen James, founder of Beautiful Blessings, […]
Filled with a little bit of magic and a little bit of everything nice, Poopsie’s is a funky, fun retailer that’s been an anchor of Galena, Illinois’ historic Main Street shopping district for more than 25 years. Their whimsical shop is filled with tons of books, toys, games, one-of-a-kind art, jewelry, home décor, and other […]
We sat down with local retailer Kim Ramsey of The Toy Room for her tips and tricks on holiday selling. How can indie retailers stand out this holiday season? “Keep doing what indie retailers do best: offer the best service. Hands-on customer service is something you really don’t get at a box store. We […]
This holiday season is a serious one for all toy sellers. With Toys “R” Us now out of the picture, customers will be looking for new places to buy their holiday gifts. This is the first impression that matters most — it determines if you will create loyal customers who will keep coming back for […]
The holiday season just wouldn’t be the same without kids across the country making their wish lists and checking them twice. And what does every kid want? Toys, of course. We’ve gathered expert insight from The Toy Association and Kim Ramsey, owner and Toy Guru Extraordinaire of The Toy Room to help determine which toys […]
Corri Neckritz started selling apparel out of her home in 2007 after experiencing frustration with the limited selections while shopping for her own kids. Flash forward to 2018 and she is the owner of Groove, a one-stop-shop for apparel, gifts, novelties, and more for babies, kids, teens, and adults.
Toys “R” Us kids will officially be a generation of the past. In March, the company announced they will close or sell all of their 735 U.S. stores including Babies “R” Us locations. It is no secret that Toys “R” Us has struggled with debt for a long time.