Ali's Market, Thread Showroom Relocate; R&D International Expands; Zutano and Snazzy Baby Enter Canadian Market; and more. As of March 10, Ali's Market will be in a new space at 34 W. 33rd St., Suite 906, in New York. The showroom, run by Allison Moroze, was previously located at 131 W. 33rd St. Visit www.alismarket.com.
~ Hoping to adopt more of a "walk-ins welcome" approach, Terra Fazzio of New York's Thread Showroom is moving to 34 W. 33rd St., Suite 306. The phone and fax numbers will remain the same; call (212) 801-2387 or visit www.threadshowroom.com.
~ On March 1, R&D International Inc. will open a Young Colors showroom at the Dallas Market Center in Suite 8076. R&D International president Robert Prescott said the addition is a risk, but he believes it is "the right time to reach out to new customers." R&D International is also relocating Young Colors' Atlanta AmericasMart showroom to Suite 13S-336A”a more bustling corner of the market, according to Prescott. The new space is close to elevators and features high-impact windows. For more information call (719) 539-3812 or visit www.youngcolors.com.
~ The Summer Place showrooms in Atlanta and Dallas are now showcasing the product line from 3 Martha, which recently closed its own Atlanta showroom. The brand offers bibs, burp pads, hooded towels, one-pieces, newborn gowns, blankets, photo books, Moses baskets, boxed sets and more. To schedule a showroom appointment, contact Summer Place Reps at (770) 444-0776 or www.summerplacereps.com.
~ Baby brand Zutano of Cabot, Vt., is entering the Canadian market through partnerships with two sales organizations. The brand will be represented in Quebec and the Maritime provinces by J-R Gagne, a 30-year veteran of the children's apparel industry who has set up a showroom in his agency. Call (514) 630-3888 or e-mail JR3888@sympatico.ca. In Ontario, the brand will be sold by Judi Ogilvie, who has a children's wear sales agency in Toronto and has been in the industry for 23 years. Call (416) 350-9690 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ Snazzy Baby, an Australian brand of eco-friendly baby safety products, is now partnering with So Savvy Sales Inc. of Ontario, which represents juvenile gear from around the world. Run by Traci Clark and Vicki Ricciardi, So Savvy will rep the brand throughout Canada. Call (289) 259-1889 or e-mail email@example.com.