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Kids Time 2017 was held in Kielce, Poland, from Feb. 23 to 25. The eighth annual international fair featured toys and products for babies and children, and recorded double-digit growth in key measurements, including more than 7,000 professional trade visitors and 474 exhibitors. The event organizers, Targi Kielce, filled a total of seven exhibit halls, covering 16,292 square meters, and had a wait list of nearly 100 manufacturers....

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Talking to several exhibitors, we have been introduced to the peculiarities of the Spanish baby care products market, which has entered a phase of recovery. IFEMA’s Lola González explains that Puericultura Madrid mainly addresses the independent retailers of Spain and Portugal. The fourth edition of Puericultura Market, international baby care products show, was held from Thursday September 29 to Sunday October 2 and introduced about...

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More exhibition space, more exhibitors, more visitors: China Kids Expo is growing fast, just like Chinese population and its needs. With the new two-child policy, effective from January 1st, 2016, and the middle class growing its revenue, there’s more and more room for international brands, but are they ready to take up the challenge? Held on October 19-21 at Shanghai New International Expo Center, China International Baby Articles...

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The licensing agreement was celebrated at a party in Cologne during Kind + Jugend, with the participation of managers of the brands distributed in China by the Guangzhou company. During the 2015 Kind + Jugend fair in Cologne, the Chinese company Little Star invited representatives of the baby care products and children’s fashion business and of the specialist media to attend the announcement and signing ceremony of the licensing...

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Baby products sales in Spain have been decreasing since 2008. Some distributors say that half baby shops closed down. The number of births dropped of 18%. Second-hand market boomed. But there are some positive signals at last. You could have seen them at Puericultura Madrid (1-4.10.2015). It was a third edition of the B2B expo organized by IFEMA – Feria de Madrid. Apart of producers, such as Jané, Dorel, Chicco, Cybex, and Bebecar,...

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BCMI Treasurer and our dear friend – Chief Editor Paul de Glasenapp – left us Thursday morning, 22 October 2015, at the age of 74. Paul struggled, but finally had to give in to cancer. Until recently, he was doing what he lived and breathed for, with his work as a journalist for the toy industry.

 Paul started the trade magazine Hobby og Leketøyhandleren in 1974, which eventually also added Babycare. In 2000, the magazine received...

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