Greetings, Learning Expressions Readers!
It’s time for another Toy Fair 2013 update! Every year, Learning Express owners and Home Office staff members look forward to the annual banquet in NYC. It’s a great chance for everyone to catch up, celebrate successes, and get inspired for another great year in the toy business. For the second year in a row we all headed to the Central Park Boathouse for food, drinks, and a good time all around!
During the event store owners were recognized and awarded for various achievements, and our buyers presented our hot new toys for the Spring season. At the end of the evening we also got to hear from CEO and Founder Sharon DiMinico—believe it or not this is Sharon’s 26th Toy Fair!
Despite the late night everyone had yesterday we’ve all gathered in the hospitality suite bright and early today. This morning breakfast is provided courtesy of our friends at Melissa & Doug, and the omelet and waffle stations are proving very popular!
You’ll also never guess who’s here to talk to us. Melissa of Melissa & Doug! That’s right, Melissa is here to tell our store owners all about the awesome new Melissa & Doug products and promotions for 2013.
Melissa & Doug won our Vendor of the Year award in 2012 and we can’t thank them enough for being such a great partner….and of course for the delicious omelets.
Talk to you later!