Listen to a frank conversation about the industry’s current status with Steve Pasierb, President, and CEO of the Toy Association. Richard and Chris discuss the situation of Toy Fairs in Dallas and New York (2022) and the growing importance of Los Angeles as a permanent and temporary location for the industry. Mr. Pasierb addresses the current shipping crisis and current legal and political issues that are having or could have implications for the industry as a whole. He also discusses the Toy Association’s efforts and its effectiveness with issues that may “fly under the radar” for many in the toy business.
In “The Endcap,” Chris and Richard talk about the Q4 holiday selling season and the challenges manufacturers of all sizes face as we confront another holiday season seriously impacted by the global pandemic. (37 minutes)