Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Squeez'Ems Reusable Food Pouches Make It Easy to Give Kids a Healthy and Nutritious Snack in a Hurry

Heading off to another soccer, basketball, hockey or volleyball practice and wondering how to give your kids something healthy on-the-go? Squeez'Ems reusable food pouches are perfect for busy, sports-minded kids (and nutrition minded parents:). They are super easy to fill, clean and store. Squeez'Ems reusable food pouches are ideal for parents who want to give their kids a healthy, nutritious snack when away from home. They are great for yogurt, smoothies, applesauce or any blended food. Because Squeez'Ems reusable food pouches can be filled with whatever the parents choose, they are a great solution for those concerned over the nutrition content of premade store-bought food pouches which can often be filled with sugar or preservatives. Squeez'Ems are also BPA, PVC, and phthalate free. Because they are refillable and reusable, Squeez'Ems are an earth-friendly choice and perfect for families concerned about the environment. So, before your child heads out to soccer practice, make sure you toss a Squeez'Ems in his or her bag!

Squeez'Ems are comprised of just one piece to eliminate the worry over losing parts. They feature a new screw top lid that turns clockwise to prevent accidental opening. It guarantees a tighter, 100 percent leak-proof seal! Also, the pouch has an open window so there's no guessing what’s inside.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

JPMA Reports 2012 Sales and Sees Increase in Online Buying Trends

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is pleased to report the U.S. market for juvenile products was approximately $2.97 billion in manufacturer sales for 2012, up from $2.72 billion the previous year.

The juvenile products market is defined by this study as everything for infants and toddlers excluding consumables and apparel. This figure represents total sales through all distribution channels including mass merchandisers, discounters and specialists, independent juvenile, department stores, drug and grocery stores, warehouse clubs, and e-tailers.

Highlights of the statistical study include:

More than $2.1 billion of juvenile products were sold through mass merchandisers, discounters, and specialists. Smaller companies transacted a much larger percentage of their total dollar sales through e-tailers and independent juvenile retailers than did mid-size and large companies in both 2011 and 2012. Small companies, with sales less than $5 Million, experienced the largest shift in sales, dramatically increasing their transactions through e-tailers (40% in 2012 compared to 25% in 2011).

According to the recent study, Moms and Media 2013, on average, moms have five devices connected to the Internet. With so many moms (and dads) connected virally, it’s no surprise parents are taking advantage of the ease of buying online. And according to Moms and Media 2013, an overwhelming 83% of moms choose Facebook as the champion social networking service for connecting with brands and companies.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Dallas Market Center Reaches 15,000 Facebook “Likes”

Dallas Market Center (DMC) recently announced that the company has reached more than 15,000 “Likes” on its Facebook page. The page serves as a resource for buyers, exhibitors and industry fans covering a range of industries. The platform provides the opportunity to share trends, showcase product offerings, facilitate the exchange of ideas and much more.

“Watching our social networking program flourish has been incredible,” said Meredith Hite, VP, corporate communications, Dallas Market Center. “We’re proud to have such a strong following and thank our social community for interacting with us on a daily basis. Creating conversations and sharing information is what it’s all about. We look forward to connecting even more buyers and sellers in 2014.”

Dallas Market Center has established a following of more than 20,000 people on its social platforms including: Facebook, TwitterPinterest and Instagram. According to a study conducted by eMarketer, an estimated amount of more than 1.61 billion users worldwide logged in to social networks monthly in 2013, increasing 14.2 percent from 2012.