Industry Outlook

Industry Outlook
Ideas to Grow Your Business: NPD’s Lennett Offers Insights on the Changing Toy Landscape at Annual Business Conference
By Laurie Chartorynsky, The Toy Association   It’s no secret that the changing toy, children’s entertainment, and retail landscapes are putting many toymakers on edge. To help business owners navigate the evolving toy market, join The NPD Group’s Juli Lennett, senior vice president and industry advisor to toys, during an engaging seminar at The Toy Association’s Annual Business Conference (ABC), taking place Tuesday, June 18 to Wednesday, June 19 in…
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Toy Association Recaps D.C. Fly-In to Fight Tariffs on Chinese Imports
As the threat of additional tariffs on Chinese imports looms with the U.S.-China “tariff truce” scheduled to end on March 1, The Toy Association co-led a special Washington, DC fly-in event with the Americans for Free Trade Coalition last week. Over the course of two days, nearly two dozen toy industry executives joined other industry participants to urge government officials to oppose tariffs on Chinese imports and help small businesses…
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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,…