US infant and toddler nursery giant, Kids II is always looking for a better way to be the best. Selling more than 22.8 million items and launching 100 new products a year, they take pride in their entrepreneurial spirit and history of innovation. Founded in 1969, CEO Ryan Gunnigle, heads one of the world’s fastest growing companies with a turnover of approximately $300million, 500 staff, 14 offices worldwide, 400 products in its portfolio and over a 100 product awards.
The company’s umbrella includes the design, manufacture and global distribution of nursery brands Baby Einstein, Bright Starts, Oball, Taggies and Comfort and Harmony. In addition, they have the licence to apply the Disney Baby artwork to a select line of Bright Starts products. Baby Brands Direct was appointed the sole UK wholesaler in 2010 to supply the independent trade with these brands. Together, they offer retailers a wholesome selection of baby and nursery products across a number of categories at a variety of tailored price points, functionality and themes.
Baby Brands Direct brings to the nursery industry, a selection of the best branded and quality activity toys and crafts available. As a leading wholesaler direct to trade we take pride in providing award-winning brands including Tomy, Fisher-Price, Oball, Tiny Love, Brights Starts, along with licensed character toys like Thomas, Winnie the Pooh and Peppa Pig, Mega Bloks, Bing, East Coast, Frozen Fashion and the bestseller, Baby Einstein . Clients can browse a wide range of categories including activity centres, phones & gadgets, high chair toys, toddler activity toys, activity toys, cars, trains & planes, shape sorters & puzzles, imaginary play, learn to crawl, understanding music, activity arches, spirals & bars and aqua draw fun.
According to 2014 point-of-sales data from The NPD Group, the Building Sets and Arts & Crafts categories grew by 13% and 3%, respectively, proving that kids love to create interesting structures, designs, inventions and other projects that will set them apart from others and let their talents shine through.
Kids II’s success is driven by innovation which derives from the collaboration of inventive minds in creating industry-changing products, in exclusive fashions with unique packaging. Development is supported by in-depth research, feedback from parents’ worldwide and unprecedented design and development processes. Their financial and global presence epitomizes their success and passion for the industry.
Scott Dale, Vice President of International Sales at Kids II comments, “Driven by design, Kids II, is the next generation leader of ideas and products. We have been inventing and reinventing baby toys and gear for over 40 years, quickly becoming one of the world's fastest growing baby product companies. We’re committed to upholding our tradition of pioneering thought and products, always believing there’s a new way to make babies smile just waiting to be invented and that even timeless favourites can be improved. We are delighted to have Baby Brands Direct exclusively distributing the KidsII Brands, Bright Starts, Baby Einstein and Oball into the UK independent market. Their modern and efficient service and excellent customer service provides an excellent match with Kids II and we look forward to continuing to grow a successful partnership together.”
Furthermore, the NPD Group’s Retail Tracking Service reports that the total toy market for 2014 was in the $22 billion range and it continues growing. With the exponential growth comes the wide variety of goods that Baby Brands Direct carefully selected to present you with profit driven toys and crafts that will grow your business too.
In the following pages you will find open-ended toys and games to help promote creativity, problem-solving skills and electronics that attract tech-savvy kids. You are also able to access items that follow the mini madness trend of toys that come in small packages at a lower price point. The subcategories include smart play items with educational purposes which have been massively favorited by parents. Retailers can make the most of the ever green aquatic-themed trend or choose from several dolls, games, outdoor toys and more.