NYIGF Baby & Child reassigned location, dates at summer event
Retail Editor 2 -- Home Textiles Today, June 22, 2012
New York - In an effort to increase category synergy between product divisions, Baby & Child at the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) is being relocated to Hall 1D at the New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Additionally, its opening and closing dates are being shifted to a Sunday-through-Wednesday pattern.
For the summer 2012 market, scheduled August 19 to 22, there will be 30 new exhibitors joining the juried collection of nearly 150 suppliers offering products for children 0-10 years.
Explained Randi Mohr, Baby & Child sales manager: "The division's new adjacency to NYIGF's General Gift division will make it easier and more efficient for retailers to source and shop related product categories."
Among the newcomers to the summer 2012 edition of Baby & Child are several home textiles suppliers, including: FouFou Baby for blanket plush toys; Good Seeds for dinnerware, bibs and smocks, aprons and chef hats; Grass & Clovers for handmade onesies, room décor and gifts; and Mae Pty for fabric decals, organic bedding, and melamine dinnerware.
Beyond exhibits, NYIGF will present a number of events and seminars geared specifically toward juvenile product buyers and suppliers. On August 19 from 4 to 5 p.m., Earnshaw's will host an afternoon snack in the Baby & Child aisles. Attendees are invited to enjoy a free frozen lemonade treat while browsing and shopping.
Home Textiles Today's sister publication Kids Today will host "Consumer Product Safety Commission: Make Sure Your Business Complies!" on August 21 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Javits Center. This session, presented by Neal Cohen, small business ombudsman with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, will provide a practical overview on how to comply with U.S. consumer product safety requirements for children's products, and the rights and responsibilities of manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Tickets, which are $20 in advance and $25 onsite, are available online at www.nyigf.com/programs.
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