In the wake of states and counties passing legislation banning the sale of certain children’s products, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) is calling for a federal approach that would establish a consistent, nationwide approach to chemicals regulation that would preempt state laws.
Last Thursday, nearly 1,300 leaders from the toy and baby products industries came together at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City to celebrate the 2015 Toys “R” Us Children’s Fund Gala. During the evening, $4.6 million was raised for the Toys “R” Us Children’s Fund, a public charity affiliated with Toys “R” Us Inc., to aid in its mission to keep children safe and help them in times of need. The event was hosted by comedian Martin Short and featured a performance by Lenny Kravitz.
Burger King restaurants and DHX Brands will team up for a global promotion for DHX’s boys’ action property, Slugterra. Burger King restaurants will feature Slugterra alongside Lalaloopsy toys in Kids’ Meals globally throughout May. Guests will have four different Slugterra toys to choose from and collect during the month.
According to the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates’ monthly Global Port Tracker, import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is returning to normal levels as officials prepare to count votes on ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement that ended months of uncertainty.
Wonder Workshop has appointed Raghu Sethuraman as COO and Ned Ward as vice president of marketing. Sethuraman will lead global operations, finance, customer service, and reseller partner organizations. He brings more than 16 years of leadership experience to Wonder Workshop from fast growing global e-commerce, supply chain, manufacturing, finance, and customer service organizations including Amazon.
Leslie Ferraro has been named president, Disney Consumer Products, effective immediately. A 16-year Disney veteran, she most recently served as Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ executive vice president, global marketing, sales and travel operations, where she was responsible for leading the marketing and sales teams in developing numerous highly successful consumer campaigns worldwide.