Meijer Announces Winners in Small Business Toy Contest

Meijer has announced the winners of the Meijer Next Great Toymaker contest. Wagon of Blocks by Circa Toys in Franklin, N.C., was named the winning toy for the 1 to 3 years age group and Stack & Stick Cozy Cabin by Peters’ Group in Goshen, Ind., for the 4 to 8 years age group. The toys will be available exclusively on Meijer.com this holiday season.

The contest was open to small toy companies and entrepreneurs in the United States with 50 employees or less. The winners were determined by a panel of Meijer judges and scored on uniqueness, educational relevance, creativity, and quality. Winning toys will be available on Meijer.com for at least six months, beginning Nov. 15.

  • Wagon of Blocks is an all-wood, heirloom-quality toy wagon with 40 building blocks and pieces that inspire creative stacking and building on a pull-along cart. The design was inspired by a toy Circa Toys’ founder, Gary Murphy, received as a birthday gift in 1942.
  • Stack & Stick Cozy Cabin is a 41-piece starter building set with that includes all the pieces first-time builders need to create their first home with solid wood blocks including a base, roof slats, gable ends, and a chimney block, along with a canvas bag for easy storage.

For more information on the winning toys and the Meijer Next Great Toymaker Contest, visit www.meijer.com/toycontest.