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.

“TIA launched its Fall Toy Preview in 2007 to fulfill the need for early meetings between many of the largest toy vendors and retailers, but there are strong indications that a similar event is needed for baby and juvenile children’s products,” said Carter Keithley, TIA president, in a press release. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to combine our expertise with that of the Dallas Market Center in initiating such a preview event for the baby and juvenile market.” The Dallas Market Center will provide meeting rooms, WiFi, special hospitality, and other amenities.

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