Welcome to the 2016 Toy World ‘Have you Considered’ supplement.
As more and more toy retailers look to become a one-stop shop for children’s products and expand their horizons beyond mainstream toys, we are delighted to highlight a selection of categories which provide excellent opportunities for retailers of all shapes and sizes.
This year’s supplement focuses on four key sectors: children’s bedrooms; bags and lunchboxes; musical instruments and books. Products from each of these categories form an integral part of a child’s daily routine, from home to school. Whether a retailer is looking for products that build margin, drive footfall, offer incremental sales from licensed merchandise or simply create a point of difference from their competition, there are many advantages on offer to stockists willing to take a chance on something a little out of the ordinary.
We’ve spoken to specialist suppliers in each of the categories to find out how retailers can make the most of the opportunities they provide, as well as a selection of toy retailers who are already enjoying success by stocking products from these areas.
We hope the supplement will offer you a little inspiration and present you with some options to freshen up your product selection.