• Pamela Brill

ASTRA Debuts Industry Pavilion at Marketplace & Academy

ASTRA 52417ASTRA members will be able to take advantage of a variety of business services during the Marketplace & Academy event next month.
CHICAGO, IL. – The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) members will now have easy access to essential business services, thanks to the opening of an Industry Service Pavilion that will be available for attendees during its 2017 Marketplace & Academy.

“This is the first time we have included a one-stop, easy-access way for Marketplace & Academy attendees to get an overview—right in the exhibit hall—of essential business services available in many cases at a discount ASTRA has negotiated,” notes Kimberly Mosley, President of ASTRA. “From technology solutions to freight to insurance, and from retail consulting to retail software to e-commerce websites, we invite all attendees, including exhibitors, to check out these affordable resources available through ASTRA.”

ASTRA affiliate partners participating in the Industry Service Pavilion may provide show-only specials and additional resources to ASTRA attendees who visit the Pavilion.

ASTRA’s Marketplace & Academy will be held June 25-28, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pa. Visit www.astramarketplace.org to register.

Pamela BrillPamela Brill | Editor-at-Large, Gifts and Decorative Accessories

Pamela Brill, the proud mother of two young daughters, has been writing about parenting and children's products for over a decade. Before she began her freelance writing career, she served at the helm of two industry publications: Small World, which specialized in baby products, and Playthings, which is now part of Gifts & Decorative Accessories. She is currently an Editor-at-Large for Gifts & Decorative Accessories. Her previous blog postings can be viewed at www.talkingwalnut.com

Web Directory Search
Search for Products/Companies

Featured Video

Subscribe to
Gifts & Dec Direct
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

AmericasMart ICON Honorees

ICON videos of honorees

Excellence and superior achievement in the home and gift industry were recognized in July at AmericasMart's eighth annual ICON Honors. Enjoy these video stories celebrating the 2017 award recipients: Spicher and Company, Bloomingville, Wolf Gourmet, Her Majesty's English Tea Room, Kurt S. Adler, Inc., and Chris Rosse, Rosse and Associates. See the videos!


GDA Cover September 2017

See the September 2017 issue of Gifts & Dec.  We look at how Millennials are changing the tabletop industry, plus what retailers can do to reduce theft. Get details!