The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) unveiled its 2019 Best Toys for Kids award winners across 17 categories for play, with Fat Brain Toy Co cleaning up across multiple categories.
As part of ASTRA Marketplace & Academy, toy manufacturers, sales representatives and retailers come together to give back to the host city’s community. ASTRA President Kimberly Mosley highlights why it’s good business to have a purpose beyond profit.
ASTRA will prominently feature hands-on volunteer activities at the upcoming 2019 ASTRA Marketplace & Academy.
Beau James, a 40-year veteran of the toy industry, has died. He received the 2019 ASTRA Lifetime Achievement Award shortly before his passing.
The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) is conducting the Retail Analytics Survey, its annual performance survey of independent toy stores to establish benchmarks on critical financial metrics. The deadline for submitting store data is April 30, 2019.
ASTRA will host a special professional development session for sales representatives at the upcoming 2019 Marketplace & Academy in Pittsburgh, PA.
ASTRA announced former Kickstarter CEO and co-founder Yancey Strickler will headline ASTRA’s Marketplace & Academy 2019.
ASTRA president Kimberly Mosley talks about the role of the newly formed ASTRA Innovation Council.