Here's what some of the attendees had to say about their experience:
"The show was original, fun and had many new innovative products. We are developing an entirely unique approach in networking between vendors and retailers by sharing information, concerns and new ideas in a smaller venue. Retailers and vendors seemed to be intrigued with this new concept and ready to move forward together to build the relationship and combine resources. It is nice to have a choice in our industry!" -Barbara Hill, Store Owner, Kids Pointe in Tallahassee, FL.
"Expectations for the 2013 PLUSH Show were on a high note this year. These expectations were met and praises were heard everywhere at the end of the three day event. The PLUSH Show, for the last 2 years, has accomplished an amazing job as a consumer only event. This was the first year PLUSH opened their doors to retailers. The size of the show gave me the opportunity to meet and spend time at every booth at the show. I found new products for my store and made new friends. On the last day of the show, I had a chance to be out on the floor with more than 800 consumers and saw firsthand what their needs and requirements were. The PLUSH Show is for the independent juvenile specialty stores." –Zora Sawyer, Closic's Baby & Teen Furniture, Wilmington, DE.
After months of planning and research, the overall response exceeded any and all expectations. From the positive outcome we're even more excited about our partnership with the International Market Center in October. -Jina Park, President and CEO, Plush, LLC.
At the Wubbanub booth - Barbara Hill from Kids Pointe in Tallahassee, FL, CJ LeJeune from Brousse's A Child’s World in Lake Charles, LA & Beaumont, TX, Zora Sawyer from Closic's Baby & Teen Furniture in Wilmington, DE, and Beth Jarabek, Executive Director of BFPA and the newly announced JRA.
Casino Night Party with Yvonne LeJeune from Brousse's A Child’s World in Lake Charles, LA & Beaumont, TX, Zora Sawyer from Closic's Baby & Teen Furniture in Wilmington, DE, and Yaluan Tejada from Macro Baby in Orlando, FL.
The PLUSH logo in the lobby.
The U.S. launch of Jané Strollers at the PLUSH show with Chris Shipferling.