Bored Games: How the Toy Category Became Essential During COVID
The pandemic provided a surge in demand for toys, games, puzzles and the like
Blue Marble, Otunumen Productions Win ECRM Toy & Learning Buyers Choice Awards
The products were selected from dozens of entries submitted by participating suppliers.
Q&A: Bartell Drugs General Merchandise Category Manager Howie Cohen
General merchandise sales are booming at the drug chain since the stay-at-home orders in March
The Next Wave of Essential Products Will Help Consumers Cope with Isolation
With isolation likely to last for a while, consumers are seeking products that will bring a sense of normalcy
Jakab Solutions, Fabian Christopher Enterprises Win Toy Buyers Choice Awards
Buyers cast their votes based on product innovation, packaging
ECRM Hires CPG Industry Veteran to Lead General Merchandise Team
Smalley is a veteran consumer packaged goods executive with more than 25 years of experience leading sales teams
Where Has the Toys 'R' Us Shopper Gone?
Stella Rising’s Marlea Clark on where and how people shop the toy category today
Creating Engagement, Excitement & Experiences in the Toy Category
When it comes to toys, creating a strong experience around exploration and play is key for driving sales in the category.
What Retail Buyers Want: Toys
Retail buyers attending ECRM's Toy EPPS are looking for products that help activate the minds and bodies of today’s kids.
STEM Sells (Toys, That is)
The popularity of toys that educate kids on science, technology, engineering and math continues to grow, and retailers are finding creative ways to market them
Product Showcase: Toy
Take a look at just some of the hottest products that will be showcased at the 2017 Toy EPPS.
Product Showcase: Educational Suppliers
Take a look at just some of the hottest products that will be showcased at the 2017 Educational Supplies EPPS.
Chewbacca Mom Goes Viral: Market Track
A recent viral video featuring one of Kohl's Star Wars masks led to the retailer selling out in one day.
EPPS Buzz: Specialty Toy EPPS and the Home & Gift EPPS
From channel blurring to technology, take a look at the latest developments across the specialty toy, home and gift categories.
Industry Trends: Specialty Toy
The specialty toy industry is booming. See where the category is headed as well as which trends are leading the way.
Product Showcase: Specialty Toy
Take a look at just some of the hottest products that will be showcased at the 2016 Specialty Toy event.
Event Buzz: Electronics Retail Summit
From category blurring to new trends hitting the marketplace, find out what happened during the Electronics Retail Summit.
Event Buzz: Household, GM and Value Merchandise
Store- or market-specific assortments, female product focus and all natural products are trending.