Toy Fair


The toy industry is serious business, and its key players will convene in New York City early next year

to get a sense of where the industry is headed.

By RM Staff

Toy Fair New York is where players in the $28 billion U.S. toy market come together every year to get serious about fun and games. An estimated 30,000 professionals attend each year to network and browse more than 1,000 exhibits.

We spoke with Steve Pasierb, president and CEO of The Toy Association, to get a preview of what to expect next Feb. 22-25 at New York City’s Javits Center.


MAGIC, the leading fashion tradeshow, is centralizing its many component shows

in Las Vegas to improve the visitor experience.

MAGIC, the world-renowned fashion tradeshow, is centralizing all of its shows into one central location at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Show organizers explain the dramatic move will make it easier for participants to conduct business and collaborate with like-minded visionaries in menswear, womenswear, footwear, children’s and sourcing.

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How Sweet It Is!

Salty, too. The Sweets & Snacks Expo will allow attendees to munch their way

through the most exciting new candy and snack products. 

Sweets & Snacks Expo, coming to Chicago on May 21-23, bills itself as “the industry’s sweetest show.” Who’s going to argue with that?! Lucky attendees will be able to sample the newest treats from 340 candy exhibitors more than 390 snack exhibitors who will be launching 2,000-plus new products during the three-day show. Sweet!

Licensing expo

Beloved characters and e-sports are just two of the attractions

attendees will be able to check out at Licensing Expo 2019.

Licensing Expo has been the leading place to connect brand owners and creators with manufacturers, licenses and retailers for more than 35 years. We asked Jessica Blue, senior vice president of global licensing at expo partner Informa Markets, about what to expect on June 4-6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.


The big National Hardware Show isn’t afraid to think ‘small’

with a focus this spring on the tiny house trend. 

The National Hardware Show will be the premier place to scope out new products, get merchandising ideas and network face-to-face with retailers and manufacturers when it runs May 7-9 in Las Vegas. Retail Merchandiser recently spoke with Richard Russo, vice president of the National Hardware Show, about what to expect this spring.

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