The Press Release:
NY NOW®, the modern wholesale market for retailers and specialty buyers seeking diversity and discovery, has decided, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and after careful consideration, to postpone the 2020 Summer Market which had been scheduled for August 8-12, 2020, at the Jacob Javits Center. With the interest of the retail community in mind, and to provide buyers a strong, convenient, and varied Market Week—NY NOW and Shoppe Object are working together to reschedule the New York Market Week to October 2020. The NY NOW Fall Edition will showcase at the Javits Center on October 18 – 20, 2020 and Shoppe Object will stage at Pier 36 October 20 – 22.
“NY NOW’s role is to bring buyers and brands together safely in a spirit of discovery and unity. With that in mind, we are rescheduling our August event and will instead run a NY NOW Fall Edition in October,” said Tim Hart, SVP Retail, NY NOW. “We are pleased to coordinate our change of dates with the organizers of Shoppe Object so that buyers experience a robust and convenient Market Week in October. We will continue to monitor the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and review our plans as required. It’s, of course, disappointing that our community will not be able to gather in August, but we look forward to coming together in October,” continued Hart. Continue reading NY NOW And Shoppe Object Postpone New York Market Week To October 2020→
Hello my friends and let me begin this one by asking how the summer has been treating you. So far it’s not been too super hot but as you know, its still only the tail end of June and July and August are often finding us seeking shelter from the heat. I’m just back from visiting my family and catching up with as much of the second day of the Specialty Food Organization’s “Summer Fancy Food Show”. This is my third year attending as a member of the press and its a treat to share some delicious finds with the readers of this lifestyle website. Let’s get moving. I will chime in as needed as the narrative plays along.
That’s going to bring me to the end of this first installment but don’t you worry there is more to enjoy for sure. You might want to bide the time by clicking through to some of the websites that are linked below to learn more about the companies in this chapter. You’re also going to want to be on point with our assorted social networking profiles because I tend to use them a lot during the conventions before I get to website posts and I don’t want you to miss a trick. Click “Follow”, “Like” or “Subscribe” to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. See you again soon.
Hey there readers, just a quick alert about our next few days of activities as “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” Lifestyle Blog will once again be heading to the American International Toy Fair that will be happening at the Javits Center over the next four days. This is our 9th year of attendance and much like the last few years, additional reports will be posted over on PiercingMetal. Be sure to stay tuned for these narratives so you can be on top of the holiday purchasing season.
Much like our coverage of the New York Comic Con, the Toy Fair adventures will be serialized posts with many of them being direct company focuses to offer greater impact on their product lines. I might do a day by day overview with additional thoughts but that will be a battlefield decision at the moment. Those interested should bookmark THIS TAG as it will bring up anything that gets posted about the 2019 Convention. Some of the reveals have already been shared on the “Toys and Collectibles” Category so check that out as well if time permits. I also encourage that you follow our Official Social Networks of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter since I plan on being very active on them during the event and would love to have you along for the fun discoveries.
Stay tuned for the fun, I can’t wait to share my findings with all of you.
As previously noted, The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken lifestyle blog was once again attending the American International Toy Fair over at the Javits Center and now with the event over and done with the time has come to load up the outlet with all of the amazing sights and products that were offered up by some incredible companies. I’m continuing the posts with one of our personal favorites – Safari Ltd. Let’s go.
I’m a big fan of the stuff that comes out from Safari Ltd. and cannot emphasize their quality enough to our readers. They are both educational (since they look so much like their subject) and fun. What is better than that. With this post I’ll be focusing on the new offerings and some more familiar ones as we close out. Do you not just love this dragon? I know you do.
The mythical creatures look great and wow, is that a werewolf? It sure is.
Welcome back to another group of visuals from the 2016 Toy Fair. With this installment I am putting two find companies together and shall showcase both the Safari Ltd. stuff with that of the Tonner Doll Company. Let’s take a look at Safari Ltd. first.
I’ve really enjoyed the items that we find at the Safari Ltd. area when we begin exploring their stuff. You’ve probably seen a lot of these fine plastic animals for sale at museum gift shops when you make your way out of an exhibit. Here are some of the popular creations that have been given a remastering treatment since their original debut.