The September issues of both Newsletters - Klosters Toy Supply Chain Newsletter , the other the Klosters Toy Manufacturer Newsletter,  are now available.   They take a very close look at what is happening in the toy space during the past 30 days.  Its conclusions are based on retailer panel metrics and interviews with national buyers at 31 of  the major retailers in North America, Europe, AustralAsia, Latin America and Africa. The retailer panel metrics also include shelf space measurement of the major product categories, retail inventory changes, and market shares and sales progress where applicable. 

 

This information then allows solid and accurate assessments as to where the major manufacturers and retailers are in real time. 

 

Specifically, the Toy Supply Chain Newsletter looks at the status of the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide at the end of August and provides toy retail sales projections for the top six markets and the five Continent to the end of the year. It also assesses the U.S. toy retail space - retailers' effectiveness in managing the pivot from brick-and-mortar to online and resulting market shares at the end of July. Also,  the Newsletter looks at the progress made [or not made] in each Continent and projects likely sell-through rates until end of the year. Finally, it shows shelf space changes at Wal-Mart and Target for the toy category in total and specifically for Fashion Dolls, Action Figures, Blasters, Construction toys and Learning toys. 

 

 

The Toy Manufacturer Newsletter  reviews Hasbro, Jakks, Mattel, Spin Master, VTech/Leapfrog and Funko – problems, opportunities, and other issues; provides an assessment of sell-through versus shipments for each of these manufacturers for the second quarter and indicates sell-thorugh information for July. It tables the top five IPs for Fashion Dolls, Action Figures and Learning Space at 31 leading retailers in 18 large toy markets around the world. 

 

Both reports combined are priced monthly at $150 or singly at $75; yearly at $1200 both combined or $600 singly.

 

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