New Juvenile Trade Show to Run Concurrently with TIA’s Fall Toy Preview

Next year, Dallas Market Center will premiere a new trade event for mass-market retailers, “PB&J: The Preview for Baby & Juvenile,” created as a joint venture with the Toy Industry Association (TIA). The new show will debut and run concurrently with TIA’s annual Fall Toy Preview, to be held October 2-4 on the Dallas Market Center campus.

PB&J will offer a focused selection of baby and juvenile resources from different manufacturers, with an emphasis on companies in the categories of furniture, bedding, gifts, décor, baby care, accessories, strollers, high chairs, and nursing/feeding. Echoing Fall Toy Preview’s model, PB&J will be a by-appointment-only event that brings together vendors with mass retailers for private meetings and networking events.

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International Children’s Trade Show to Premiere in New York

Playtime—the international trade show dedicated to children, junior, and maternity products—will premiere in the U.S. as Playtime New York. The New York City edition of the show will be held July 31 to August 2, during the Children’s Market, at 82 Mercer in Soho. The event is scheduled to take place bi-annually, during market in March and July/August.

Playtime New York will feature a comprehensive international selection of today’s collections in the children’s and maternity marketplace, including infant and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories, baby gear, toys, deco/design products, childcare, and maternity.

A website for the show, www.playtimenewyork.com, is being developed in the same format as Playtime Paris. For more information, call (212) 925-6349.