Monthly Archives: February 2020

Coronavirus comes at a bad time for the toy industry

The coronavirus continues to impact industries with a strong presence in China, from auto parts to technology. And the toy industry is no less vulnerable to the virus and its deleterious effects on global supply chains. For the moment, the American toy industry, which welcomes its 117th Annual North American …

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Toy industry weighs impact of coronavirus at New York toy show

Coronavirus and the toy factory closures it sparked in China are on the minds of toys … [+] toy manufacturers and retailers as they gathered for the 117th New York Toy Fair. Jeanne Verdon The coronavirus, which has closed factories and design offices across China, could mean fewer seasonal toys …

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Simplay3 founder inducted into Toy Industry Hall of Fame –

The Simplay3 Company, an Ohio-based manufacturer of children’s toys and home products, will be exhibiting at the 2020 Toy Show in New York City. Not only will Simplay3 be present, but its founder, Tom Murdough, will be inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Even though Simplay3 is only …

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Independent toy store to close after 30 years on city’s main street

A renowned independent toy store is about to close its doors after more than 30 years of activity. Toytown in Woodbridge is closing after 30 years Photo: CHARLOTTE BOND – Credit: Charlotte Bond Toytown on Church Street in Woodbridge will close at the end of the month after three decades. …

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Brazilian toy industry expected to grow 6% after 2019 success – ToyNews

While the tale of the UK toy scene sounds more like a Stephen King novel than a Mills & Boon, at the moment the international space is showing determination – and even growth – in the Brazilian market. . According to the Brazilian Toy Manufacturers Association – or ABRINQ – …

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Barnstaple toy store to close, accusing The Entertainer of “last nail in the coffin”

An independent Devon toy store has revealed it is shutting down, accusing competition from a national chain of “the last nail in the coffin”. Super Heroes was opened in 2017 by comic book fans Lisa and Andrew Roberts. The couple had been building the business since 2013 when it started …

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