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How does successful toy retailing mirror an investment portfolio?  I learned 2 important concepts early in my career at A. C. Nielsen while servicing a very smart client, Planters/Life Savers, a division of RJR/Nabisco. She helped me learn 2 things; 1.…
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Thanksgiving and Black Friday have come and gone. Now it is time to start counting down the days until Christmas and get into the full Holiday Spirit! If your child has been nice this year(aren’t they all) then it is time to consider what kind of gift…
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Where did this first quarter go?  Wow what a great one it has been. Coming off a very  good  sales year in 2017 we wanted to get out of the gate strong in 2018 and mission accomplished.  This will be our best first quarter sales performance ever (22…
HUGE Thank You to 3 Groups!
HUGE Thank You to 3 Groups!
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I have not seen much written yet from a retailers perspective around the liquidation of all Toys R Us stores. I can understand why Walmart, Target, Amazon and other major retailers would not speak or even speculate on this subject. They really can’t gain…
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Valentine’s day is around the corner! You and I know what Valentine’s Day is all about. But does your child understand Valentine’s Day? Studies show that most kids think of Valentine’s day as a great time to get chocolates and toys. (We both know, I’m all…
This is what your child thinks of V-Day
This is what your child thinks of V-Day
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It is becoming a little clearer to me that the toy shoppers of today are splitting into two camps.  The price/convenient/mundane shopper that just wants to get the birthday party gift(or holiday) quickly and be done or they simply want to satisfy their…
What type of Toy Shopper are you?
What type of Toy Shopper are you?
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It’s Labor Day today but when you love what you do, it’s a labor of love, so we are at our toy store and doing some thinking. The toy industry has made a major shift this year from toy giving to gift giving. The top selling products for 2017 (January thru…
Have Toys and Gifts merged?
Have Toys and Gifts merged?
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Originally posted on Learning Express Lake Zurich Blog: The doldrums is a colloquial expression derived from historical maritime usage, which refers to those parts of the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean affected by the Intertropical Convergence Zone,…
Summer Doldrums? Not here.
Summer Doldrums? Not here.
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