The East Coast Group was established in 1960 in the UK manufacturing of plastics and expanded with application of their distinction in high quality plastics to baby changing mats and highchair insert cushions. In recent years they have acquired the licences of nursery favourites: Fisher-Price, Tiny Tatty Teddy and The Very Hungry Caterpillar; catapulting sales in these categories. The Company’s success led to the formation of the East Coast Nursery division, which still operates from the original site in Norfolk, UK and is managed by the same family.
The Company is also well known for its beautiful, high quality, modern nursery furniture that is produced from sustainably sourced timber. It offers a wholesome co-ordinating collection of cot beds, cots, cribs, dressers and wardrobes at a range of price points, colours and designs. Wholesaler, Baby Brands Direct appreciates the heritage and caring approach to product development and quality of the award-winning nursery brand; ensuring supply is readily accessible to approved retailers.
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.
The Company boasts a series of nursery awards particularly for their highchairs and design features encouraging longevity of product use including dressers with removable changing frames so that they can be used once baby is out of nappy.
Baby Brands Direct wholesales and supplies the range of East Coast Nursery products directly to independent retailers and offers a drop ship service on the wooden furniture items. Phil Bosher, Account Development Manager at East Coast Nursery comments, ‘We have worked with Baby Brands Direct since 2008 and continue to strength our relationship in order to deliver the best service to our retailers in selling these quality products.’
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.