Monthly Archives: December 2017

Power to pester: The toy industry’s biggest billion-dollar weapon is about to hit its peak

Imagine a crowded toy store. You know the gender. The aisles are crowded. Flashing lights, deafening music. Moms, dads and grandparents are jostling to surpass themselves. Children push all the buttons they can reach. The gentle hum of gift requests constantly in the background. It’s the peak time of the …

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Too cold for a theme park, Disney turns to the toy market in Russia

[ad_1] MOSCOW: Although too cold for a theme park, Russia’s underserved toy market makes it an attractive business prospect for Walt Disney Co, the head of its Russian operations said on Friday.Opening the US group’s first toy store in the country, Marina Zhigalova-Ozkan said she was planning at least five …

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Hasbro-Mattel merger could reshape the toy industry and affect licensing deals

It’s holiday shopping season, so let’s talk toys — from an investment perspective, of course. Toy retail sales for 2017 are expected to register a growth rate of 3.4% over last year. Additionally, online and off-store sales, which are included in the overall figure, are expected to grow 7-10% year-over-year. …

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