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Toy Association Gives Members Latest Updates in Toys “R” Us Bankruptcy Proceedings

The Toy Association issued a second Member Bulletin to manufacturer members on Tuesday notifying them of the latest updates and filings related to the Toy “R” Us bankruptcy proceedings. The bulletin details: A motion filed by the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors to establish certain information sharing procedures in accordance with the committee’s fiduciary responsibilities, including a website to better communicate with unsecured creditors; A hearing held on December 6 with Toys “R” Us creditors at the United States Trustee’s Office in Richmond, Virginia. During the hearing, bonuses for Toys “R” Us senior management were contested, but ultimately granted by the...

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HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair 2018

Largest Toy Fair in Asia to Unveil Latest Market Trends The HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair will be staged at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from Jan. 8 to 11, 2018. As the largest fair of its kind in Asia and the second largest in the world, the Toys & Games Fair is expecting to welcome more than 2,000 global exhibitors to showcase a wide variety of products ranging from traditional toys to high-tech games, from famed names to emerging brands. In 2017, the fair attracted more than 46,000 buyers from 126 countries and regions....

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Submissions Are Now Open for 2018-2020 Toy Association Board of Director Nominations

The Toy Association invites all members to submit candidates for seats on its Board of Directors. Nominations are due on Friday, Dec. 8. The Board is responsible for the management and control of the activities, property, and affairs of the Association, including its strategic direction, annual budget, and the scope of responsibilities of its committees. In the nomination process, the following criteria will be considered by the Nominating Committee for each nominee: Commitment to attend, in-person, three regularly scheduled Board meetings each year and, as appropriate, other relevant Association-sponsored trade shows, consumer shows, and events such as Toy Fair,...

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Halloween & Party Expo Redesigns Retailer Education Program

An all-new and redesigned retailer education program is taking place at the Halloween & Party Expo for the 2018 event, taking place from Jan. 12 to 15 at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans).  This marks the third consecutive year the show has partnered with Retail Minded to present education for independent retailers. In the new format, attendees can learn from retailer panel discussions and retail roundtables led by Retail Minded’s Nicole Reyhle with each experience designed to strengthen retailer operations and success. Additionally, Retail Minded’s Jasmine Glasheen, a retail expert in generational marketing with a key...

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NRF, Ascential PLC Form Global Partnership

The National Retail Federation and Ascential PLC, parent company of the World Retail Congress, entered a global partnership. The partnership will leverage the strengths of each group to help continue to provide their shared audiences with insight, networking opportunities, intelligence, and more in the years ahead. Between NRF’s Retail’s Big Show and and Ascential’s annual World Retail Congress, the two organizations host the premiere retail forums each year. The announcement was made by Shay and WRC Chairman Ian McGarrigle at Ascential’s Retail Congress Asia-Pacific conference in Hong Kong. The partnership is supported at the highest levels of both...

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