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Innovation and Multi-functionality Revive Flagging US Kids' Sector

23 Nov 2017

With declining birth rates across the US inevitably constricting the expansion of the country's baby and kids' product sector, many companies are turning to 'premiumisation' as a way of bolstering sal...Read More

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Dedicated Licensed Cartoon Merchandise Retailer Launches in Russia

20 Nov 2017

Suppliers sought for Mult retail chain, the new home for Masha and the Bear and Kikoriki and Fixiki toys and games....Read More

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Dominance of VR Becomes Virtually a Reality at Tokyo Gaming Expo

17 Nov 2017

With Virtual Reality proving a staple of almost every stand at this year's Tokyo Game Show, it seems this immersive technology is on the cusp of market-wide dominance, although an appetite for a retro...Read More

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Baby and Child Products in China: Toy Purchase Patterns and Preferences

2 Nov 2017

HKTDC conducted a survey on the Chinese market for baby and child products. The survey results show that mainland parents spend RMB343 a month on toys on average. 90% of respondents had bought educati...Read More

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Not Yet Fully Assembled: The Mainland Collectible Model Toy Sector

30 Oct 2017

Despite strong consumer demand, China’s model-toy industry still lacks coherence and retail representation....Read More

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Post-Millennial Russian Consumers Going Overboard for Hoverboards

23 Oct 2017

Personal electronic transportation devices are the must-have accessories for Russian teenagers and their grandparents....Read More

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Future-minded Russian Parents Drive Growth of Early-learning Sector

11 Oct 2017

Demand soars for educational toys as disillusionment grows with computer games and over-priced licensed characters....Read More

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Niche Operators Come to the Fore in Saturated Mainland Fitness Market

6 Oct 2017

With established players and recent entrants vying for market share in the mainland's highly competitive out-of-home exercise sector, many companies are looking to super-serve certain segments, with t...Read More

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Fit for Purpose: Hong Kong's New Sports Expo Excites Healthy Interest

3 Oct 2017

The inaugural HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo proved a success with attendees and exhibitors alike, with many welcoming the chance to turn the spotlight on to Asia's fast-growing market for he...Read More

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Gyms and Fitness Studios Battle for Share of Mainland Exercise Market

29 Sept 2017

With the mainland exercise and fitness market estimated to be worth RMB123 billion by 2020, multi-purpose gyms and the more specifically focused fitness studios are competing to woo the health-minded ...Read More

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Global Content Trumps Local Initiatives in African Gaming Sector

27 Sept 2017

With Kenya now set to become the world's fastest-growing market in the video-games sector, the potential of Africa is being reappraised by many in the digital entertainment industry, although local co...Read More

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Bad Year for UK Retailers Sees Several Survival Strategies on Show

7 Sept 2017

Shrinkflation, far-reaching redundancy programmes, cut backs on print costs, withholding order quantities and trips to theatre school, no approach is seen as off-limits as the UK's Brexit-beleaguered ...Read More

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Brexit and Franchise Fatigue Delivers Tough Year for UK Toy Sector

30 Aug 2017

After three years of growth, 2017 has seen the UK toy market suffer a 7% decline, a consequence of Brexit uncertainties and consumer disenchantment with the ever-shortening interludes between merchand...Read More

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The Challenges Facing Hong Kong Start-ups: Commercialisation

7 Aug 2017

Start-ups usually face a few common challenges during the commercialisation process. Many founders are engineers and scientists who are generally not close to the market and with little commercial exp...Read More

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Beach Novelties and Festival-wear to the Forefront at ASD Market Week

17 July 2017

While affordable items for the beach-bound and must-wear garments for the festival season dominated proceeding at this B2B trade show, there was also room for an array of Cuban-themed goods and a rang...Read More

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Spinners Phenomenon Proves Need for Independent Toy Retailers

21 June 2017

Fidget spinners might never have proved the UK's toy hit of 2017 if it were not for the flexibility and rapid response of the country's independent toy sales channel, a sector that has been considerab...Read More

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Licensed Properties Target the Digital Frontier at Las Vegas Expo

20 June 2017

Although many movie licence holders are clearly keen to take their properties into the digital realm, it is not all one-way traffic, with several companies now set to migrate from their internet-based...Read More

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Shoots of Growth Appear in Russia's Long-ailing Houseware Sector

31 May 2017

Moderate expansion and new entrants to the market mark a change of fortunes after five tough years in the doldrums....Read More

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Surging Vietnam Baby Market Excites Exporters Across Southeast Asia

23 May 2017

With rising birth rates and growing affluence, the Vietnamese maternity and baby market is expected to be worth US$5 billion within the foreseeable future, developments that have proved to be an irres...Read More

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Tea Money and Skimming: The Current Blights of the UK Toy Industry

24 April 2017

Are suppliers having to bribe testing houses to clear goods for shipping? Are retailers falsifying claims for undelivered goods? Scams both old and new are bedevilling the toy sector, but is that just...Read More

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