Monthly Archives: September 2018

Haddonfield NJ adds an American Girl type doll store, a toy store; opening of new businesses

HADONFIELD – If you’re taking the kids on your next trip to Haddonfield, expect to be drawn to another store or two. Two recently opened businesses have bright and welcoming storefronts and plenty of toys inside that might prove to be irresistible to young customers. The stores, Stella & Toni …

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Trump’s trade war on Chinese goods could hit the toy industry hard

This holiday season, parents might want to throw a few extra toys in their carts. The recently announced US tariffs on Chinese products are causing problems for the toy industry – and buyers. The industry could be prepared for the coming winter as products are mostly finished and prices are …

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Old-fashioned Taree toy store closes after 30 years

For decades, Mal’s Toy Shop has been putting smiles on the faces of children in a country town on the New South Wales North Coast. It’s a throwback to simpler times, before online shopping, the growth of discount department stores, and phrases like “screen time.” Owner Mal Geary has run …

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How Spin Master conquered the lucrative international toy market

The hitmaking company has had a good thing for years. But to truly dominate the market, they had to improve their game. (LR) Ronnen Harary, Ben Gadbois and Anton Rabie CEO of Spin Master toy company. (Photograph by May Truong) As of 2012, Ben Gadbois was living in Chicago and …

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