by Christine Osborne, Wonder Works toy stores, Charleston
Need extra cash to buy new fixtures for your store, provide bonuses to your staff, or gain additional capital? Riding – or creating – a trend may be the best way to do that.
It Takes a Village
by Jenn Bergin
As retailers from across the country head to New York City for Toy Fair, it may seem like the world of toys is at the core of the Big Apple. But it’s more than just Manhattan – New York State is home to dozens of independent toy stores, and these retailers are doing big business in smaller cities across the state. The Village Toy Shop, with two locations in central New York, may be hours away from the big city, but the stores can handle the hustle – and they sure have a lot of heart.