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Snatching Defeat Out of The Jaws of Victory

Looking back at my October 2017 column, I was armed with facts proclaiming that brick-and-mortar retail was rock solid, despite what we all saw in the news. Sixteen months later, following the 2018 Christmas season, I was curious: Had those predictions been accurate? Did brick-and-mortar actually weather the Amazon storm of the past two seasons?

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Toy Fair Creative Factor Session: Insights into the Connected Play Landscape and Beyond
Contributed by The Toy Association With anticipated growth of 200 percent in the next five years, connected play is more than just a passing fad. At Toy Fair New York, Valerie Vacante, founder and managing partner of Collabsco, an executive strategy firm providing product innovation advice and expertise to global brands and startups, will share her perspective on emerging technologies and this unique category of play during the session titled,…