Munchkin, Inc. Reveals 2013 Product Innovations

Munchkin, Inc., has announced six new additions to its portfolio of more than 200 existing products. These new products offer a twist on everyday essentials via unique, vibrant designs, meant to make parenting a little more stylish and manageable. Munchkin will introduce the new innovations at the ABC Kids Expo in Louisville, Ky. , from October 14 to 17, and they will be available in stores early next year. [Read more...]

Munchkin Announces Winner of Online Video Contest

Munchkin Inc., designer and manufacturer of infant and toddler products, has announced the winner of an online contest that asked Munchkin fans to vote for their favorite fan-produced video, “Which Video Clicks?” The selected video, “Click It or Spill It,” is included in the company’s Click Lock Cup advertising campaign, which debuted earlier this month on BabyCenter.com.

Throughout the month-long contest, visitors to Munchkin’s Facebook page voted for one of four finalist videos posted. Each video featured a creative demonstration of how Click Lock Sippy Cups’ design prevents unwanted leaks.

Click It or Spill It captured more than 45 percent of the votes. It depicts a young toddler making a huge mess with his drink in an open cup, when along comes a Click Lock toddler motorcycle ‘cop’ warning that the boy must “click it, or spill it,” while handing him the Click Lock spill-proof cup. All four of the finalists’ videos can be seen here.

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Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Buys Minority Stake in Munchkin

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (“Teachers’”) has acquired a significant minority stake of common stock in Munchkin, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

This latest transaction follows Munchkin’s January acquisition of Lindam, a UK manufacturer of safety gates and safety accessories, adding to Munchkin’s existing portfolio of infant products and pet products through its Bamboo division.

Munchkin was established in 1991 and still privately held.