Wednesday, April 20, 2016

T. Rowe Price survey says parents still spend freely on kids

T. Rowe Price's 2016 Parents, Kids & Money Survey found that parents' reluctance to discuss money with their kids has not translated to a reluctance to spend it on them. Nearly half of parents (46 percent) have gone into debt to cover something their kids wanted, and many say they spend too much on things their kids do not need (57 percent). Yet most worry about spoiling their kids (58 percent), and many kids have come to expect their parents to buy them what they want (57 percent). And while many parents have some reluctance to discuss family finances (71 percent), they tend to talk to boys more about money than girls. When asked why, one of the top reasons given was that boys need more help with money.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

ABC Kids Expo launches new primary product category

New this year, All Baby & Child will be adding a new primary product category called "Health & Nutrition," which includes companies that manufacture vitamins, food/formula products, skincare, etc. According to Larry Schur, president of All Baby & Child Corporation, "health and nutrition represents an important growing market internationally."

"We are pleased to be able to offer products in this category to help meet the needs of buyers and sellers alike," he said. Booths categorized in the primary product categories will feature all white drapes and blue jay carpet. Current primary product categories on the ABC show floor are Apparel/Layette/Gift, Room Decor/Bedding, Nursing/Feeding, Baby Care/Safety, Furniture, Toys/Games/Books/AV and Service Providers.

For more information on the ABC Kids Expo and to register, or call 210/691-4848.