“The Toy Industry Times” – January 2, 2022

The Toy Industry Times is a weekly curated list of relevant articles for toy industry professionals. These are the articles that I deem interesting from the hundreds of articles that I read each week.

This Retailer’s Lifeblood Was Cheap Plastic Toys. Now It Wants to Switch to Wood
Trefor Moss, Wall Street Journal

We’re in a golden age of board games. It might be here to stay
Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post

China is losing its place as the center of the world’s supply chains. Here are 5 places supply chains are going instead
Hulleng Tan, Insider

U.S. Population Ticks Up, but the Rate of Growth Stays Near Historic Lows
Robert Gebeloff and Dana Goldstein The New York Times

A treasure trove of Hollywood intellectual property is heading for the public domain
The Economist

US economic growth revised up to 3.2% in third quarter in show of resiliency
Megan Henney, Fox

The U.S. population is finally growing again—but not because Americans are having more kids
Tristan Bove, Fortune

The age of free online returns is ending
Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post

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