The Toy Association testified at the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) Special 301 Committee hearing on Monday, regarding proposed tariffs on approximately $300 billion in Chinese products, including toys.
As the USTR holds hearings on the proposed tariffs on Chinese products, the Toy Association continues its advocacy campaign to #donttaxtoys.
The first time nearly half of consumers hear about a retailer they’ve never used is through friends and family, according to a new study by Yes Marketing.
Just Funky launched DECIPH-AR, which provides immersive experiences from brands at retailers that blur the lines between fantasy and reality.
The retail sales of licensed merchandise and services grew to $289.3 billion in 2018. Notably, an average of 79 percent of respondents’ business came from brick-and-mortar.
Global Icons debuts its first acquired brand, the experiential retailer Fred Segal, at Licensing Expo.
Bixbee, the designer kids’ backpack and accessory brand, announces its first experiential pop-up and retail shop, the Bixbee Imagination Station.
Fisher-Price upgraded its warning to a voluntary recall on the Rock ‘N Play Sleeper in the U.S., at the urging of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a new analysis from Consumer Reports. In Canada, the Rock ‘n Play Soother continues to be sold.
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.