Trend Bible’s Joanna Feeley to share ‘Pandemic Lens: Implications for the Future of Play’ at Play Creators Conference
During this one hour session Joanna will pinpoint the trends that have accelerated as a direct consequence of the pandemic.
“This is PlayMonster’s largest acquisition to-date and we’re thrilled to continue our multi-category growth strategy building and adding classic brands while expanding our footprint in the activity and stationery aisles,” said Bob Wann, Chief PlayMonster of PlayMonster.
Burger King UK drops plastic toys from kids’ meals while McDonald’s adds ‘swapping out’ option to Happy Meals
“Work is currently underway across all of our markets to look at how we can completely move away from non bio-degradable plastic toys by 2023,” said Fernando Machado, global chief marketing officer at Burger King.
Fresh from winning the Emerging Innovator Award at Hasbro’s annual Innovator Expo, we caught up with Vandenbroucke to learn more about her approach to design
“TOMY is globally recognised as a pioneer of innovative and imaginative toys, and this heritage has led to perhaps the most engaging and charming toy ever,” said Pete Henseler, president of TOMY International.
Elsewhere, Peppa Pig was named Best Pre-School Licensed Property while Harry Potter scooped Best Children’s or Tween Licensed Property.
Nickelodeon acquires Garfield and plans to turn brand into a “multi-generational consumer products juggernaut”
Pam Kaufman, president of VNCP, said: “Garfield is a global evergreen franchise that is a natural fit with Nickelodeon and our portfolio of iconic properties.”
We caught up with Howard to learn more about how his time at LEGO shaped his approach to design, and what the future holds with his Play.institute.
“We delivered a high-quality second quarter, with positive consumer trends at retail and profitable growth led by several geographies and brand categories,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and chief executive officer.
The set allows children to craft and play with real toys – like the tori Wand, tori Catapult and tori Spacecrafts – and engage with them in the digital space.