I have just issued an assessment of the U.S. toy space as of September 30 and looking forward to the end of the year. I will also in November be issuing an analysis of how the top five North American companies – Hasbro, Mattel, Spin Master, Jakks Pacific and Funko, are doing. All subscribers to the Klosters Newsletters - be that for the month only for for the whole year- will be sent automatically a copy of these articles.
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* The Newsletter is based on thee sources. One is the proprietary Klosters Retailer Panel which includes stores from ten leading U.S. toy retailers and which provides data on sell-through, inventory levels, shelf space and other major factors affecting the leading toy manufacturers. The second are national buyers at 31 retailers in 18 countries including the U.S., China, Japan, India, Brazil, South Africa and most of Europe. They provide color on the key toy categories and the key toy manufacturers including top selling brands, market shares etc. The third are toy manufacturers located in China who produce on a subcontractin basis for the large U.S. and European toy companies and who provide insight into supply chain issues, technical and manufacturing problems, and other factors having a bearing on the toy market and the toy companies.
* The Toy Supply Chain Newsletter covers developments in the U.S. and internationally; assesses the status and market shares of the leading toy retailers; provides shelf space data at the same retailers for the major brands in the Fashion Doll, Action Figure, Construction Toy, Learning Space and Toys To Life categories; and looks at any and all supply chain events worldwide based on input from national buyers .
*The Toy Manufacturer Newsletter reviews Hasbro, Jakks, Mattel, Spin Master, Funko and VTech/Leapfrog – problems, opportunities, and other issues; provides worldwide sales projections for each of these manufacturers updated monthly for the quarter and the year; and tables the top five IPs for Fashion Dolls, Action Figures and Learning Space at 32 leading retailers in 18 large toy markets around the world.
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