Worldwide Organizational Announcement
Please join us in congratulating Stacie Rozzini who will be moving to the position of Merchandising & Marketing Assistant. Stacie has managed our front desk/reception area since she started at Worldwide in 2014. Stacie's fantastic customer service skills shine while managing all of Worldwide's incoming calls from members/vendors and in her work at our registration desk at the trade shows. Over the past 2 years, Stacie has taken on additional administrative responsibilities for the trade show and vendor maintenance and that has now evolved to this new position. She will continue to support both Marketing and Merchandising teams in these areas.
Worldwide New Team Member Announcement
We are excited to share that Kori White has been hired for our Front Desk position. She has worked several years in a front desk role handling mutli-line phone systems as well as the customer service aspect of supporting this position. Most recently while working in a car dealership she assisted the finance department in several functions. We hope to expand her role to assisting in the accounting department and her previous experience makes her a great addition to our team.
Imports at the nation’s congested container ports are expected to remain at near-record levels for the remainder of the year as retailers rush to move merchandise from docks to shelves in time to meet the expectations of holiday shoppers, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. | More Information
Registration is now open for SHOT Show 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada January 18-21. The Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade ShowSM (SHOT Show®) is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. It is the world’s premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics and related products and services. The SHOT Show attracts buyers from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. | More Information
The impact of the pandemic on the nation’s economy will be a key factor in retail sales during the 2021 holiday season; however, the National Retail Federation is confident in its forecast for record growth. The November issue of NRF’s Monthly Economic Review expanded on the reasoning behind NRF’s forecast that 2021 holiday sales during November and December will grow between 8.5 – 10.5 percent over 2020, and even at the low end of the forecast that would be the largest growth rate. Consumers have mainly stayed at home rather than dining out or traveling during the pandemic which has ‘supercharged’ spending. Secondly, income is growing in the form of more jobs, more hours and higher wages reflecting businesses’ competition for workers during the current labor shortage. Household wealth hit another record high during the second quarter of the year and has boosted consumer confidence | More Information
The Toy Association launched its first-ever “Toy Safety Awareness Month” November 1 and is encouraging the entire toy community to get involved by sharing safety tips with parents and caregivers in the lead up to the holidays. Using #ToySafetyAwarenessMonth, #PlaySafe and #ToySafety on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, The Toy Association will be spreading the word about safe toy shopping, safe product selection (including how to avoid counterfeit toys), and safe play at home. | More Information