‘Share the Fair’ coming to ASTRA’s Marketplace & Academy
The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) has announced that its popular Share the Fair program, offered every year at Toy Fair, will make its Marketplace & Academy debut at ASTRA’s 2018 trade show and conference in New Orleans, taking place June 10-13.
“ASTRA has always cultivated a ‘members helping members’ culture, and Share the Fair is yet another way we come together to swap ideas and help each other source great new items for ASTRA stores,” said Kimberly Mosley, President of ASTRA. “As our Marketplace & Academy exhibit hall has grown — this year with more than 480 exhibitors, which includes 196 companies exhibiting for the first-time at Marketplace & Academy — we want to give ASTRA retailers a simple tactic for sharing the gems they’ve found while walking the aisles in search of hot products that fit their stores.”
Share the Fair will take place during a continental breakfast from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 12 in Great Hall B at the New Orleans Convention Center. Products recommended at the breakfast discussion will be compiled into a master list of best products that will be available only to those who attend the Share the Fair breakfast event. This event is open only to retailers who are ASTRA members and who are registered for the full conference.