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Global Industry Analyst - Toys



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Mar 21, 2018
Toys

Global Toy Industry Opportunities Amid Toys“R”Us Closure

Last week’s news of Toys“R”Us shuttering its doors sent shockwaves throughout the toy industry, as noted by my colleague, Juli Lennett, in her latest blog. The global toy industry is bracing itsel...

Mar 1, 2018
Toys

Post-Toy Fair Blues

I am just returning from New York, going through my numerous follow-ups, and trying to make sense of all the meetings I had and all the new toys I saw at Toy Fair (to foresee what big trends will ...

Nov 21, 2017
Toys

Let’s Reconsider Discounting Toys for Christmas

The first ‘Black Friday’ email landed in my inbox with Thanksgiving still a week away. May I just say that I think this is a really bad idea? What is the point of discounting toys in the weeks and day...

May 15, 2017
Toys

Fidgets, games, LEGO tape: Social media puts emerging trends on fast forward

In early April, I searched for fidget toys online. They were in the news thanks to Autism Day, and I was curious to see what was available on my local site in France. There were very few, and they...

Jan 17, 2017
Toys

Did you see what happened to the European toy market during Christmas week?

Did toy sales in the UK really increase 33% over Christmas week last year? Did France really jump 29%? And Germany, is it possible that toy sales spiked 47%? Granted, I may have contributed to thi...

Dec 13, 2016
Toys

Can Black Friday reshape the European toy market?

Black Friday is not a tradition in Europe. In fact, it makes no cultural sense. We do not celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a working day. We do not rise at dawn to shop the Friday after Thanksgiving....

Apr 5, 2016
Toys

Where is Europe’s next Furby?

After the record-setting success of Furby, the robotic pet that communicated and ate with the help of an app, sales of connected toys in Europe have slumped, down 18% year-on-year in 2015. Obviously, ...

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