Maxi-Cosi – a leading innovator in child car seat safety for 30 years – has launched an online campaign called ‘Maxi-Cosi Cares’, to highlight the important work it does with charities. The campaign started on Monday and will run for the rest of the week.

Around 1,300 visitors from 34 countries attended the summer edition of Children's Fashion Cologne from 10-12 July, with organisers reporting a positive mood and an increased international presence at the event.

The summer edition of leading children’s trade fair Bubble has been judged a “huge success” by organisers after it showcased the the very latest in fashion, accessories, gifts and homeware in London on 13 and 14 July. 

Little Tikes is continuing to grow by expanding its footprint beyond toys, its independent licensing agency The Licensing Company (TLC) has revealed.

Retailers are being encouraged to recognise the benefits of collaboration on the high street, as Independent Retailer Month enters its third week.

The team behind the groundbreaking Slow Toy Movement is thrilled to announce its awards programme is back and officially open for entries on Thursday. 

CuddleCo has appointed 2012 Ltd as the official UK & Ireland distributor of Comfi-Cush, a brand new award-winning memory foam stroller liner.

Morrisons has announced the sale of Kiddicare for £2m to Endless LLP, an independent UK based private equity house.

Selected Mothercare stores are to stock a comprehensive range of Skip Hop Zoo travel and feeding accessories, it has been announced.

Leading distributor H&Co is celebrating after the news that five of the products in its portfolio have been shortlisted in the 2014 Best Baby and Toddler Gear awards.

Car seat manufacturer BRITAX is urging parents to "bin the booster" this summer to ensure their precious cargo is safe while travelling on the roads.

Mark Newton-Jones has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Mothercare and will take up his position, joining the Mothercare Plc Board on 17 July.

Six finalists have been chosen to enter the final round of the Children's Fashion Cologne YoungStars award as the trade fair prepares to open its doors to the fashion pack on 10 July.

Premium brand Joolz has announced its ergonomically-designed travel system is launching in 14 Mamas & Papas stores this summer as well as launching online soon.

Bubble London and Boxpark have announced Beau LOves as the winner of their inaugural box shop competition ahead of the summer edition of Bubble London on the 13 and 14 July.

The Board of Mothercare has confirmed its rejection of two takeover proposals, following an announcement by US giant Destination Maternity Group.

A campaign running throughout July is urging consumers to support small, independent businesses by making more informed decisions on where they spend their money.

Workers at ethical clothing label Frugi have celebrated the brand's 10th birthday with a party at its newly-expanded premises in Helston, Cornwall.

Dorel has signed an agreement to buy the juvenile business of Asian-based Lerado Group, one of the largest juvenile product manufacturers in China, for £70m.

Raegan Moya-Jones, co-founder of aden + anais, has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award in the Consumer Products category in New York, it has been announced.

One of the best-known books in the history of children’s fiction, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has been named the third favourite  from the last 150 years, in a recent You Gov poll.

After an “unprecedented” number of entries into its nationwide competition, Munchkin has chosen the three young winners set to become the brand’s new Peek A Boo Faces.

A team of eight from Bury St Edmunds firm Century Logistics have completed the Ben Nevis Charity Challenge, raising over £6,000 for charity in the process.

The first dedicated rear-facing i-Size seat - the BeSafe iZi KID - is on its way to retailers, its manufacturer has announced.

Three of Babymoov’s products have been shortlisted in six of this year’s Loved By Parents Awards categories, the brand has announced.

SmarTrike has spoken of its delight that it has a new fan in the form of Klay Rooney, the one-year-old son of celebrity couple Coleen and Wayne.

Award-winning designer Cake Lingerie has established the Cake Maternity Group, to reflect its "growing position as a brand of choice" for pregnant and nursing women.

British actress Tina O'Brien has been pictured at the northern launch of the Joolz Day Tailor pushchair which was held in Liverpool.

Companies which exhibited at Harrogate Nursery Fair in March have until the end of June to secure the same space or request a new position for 2015 before general sales open.

Leading baby goods producer Joie has announced the appointment of Phil Howe as sales director as it continues its rapid expansion.

New hires Andrew Reynolds, Maxine Rushton and Ian Fitzpatrick

MGA Entertainment and Zapf Creation are expanding their UK and EMEA sales teams with three new strategic hires, following a successful year for both brands.

Toy company Fisher-Price has announced a partnership with leading parenting website BabyCentre to help parents celebrate their baby's first birthday just as Prince George reaches his.

A government minister has spoken of the importance of helping entrepreneurs turn ideas into solid businesses and said events like Nursery2Industry 'can only help'.

German car seat manufacturer Recaro has announced that its Privia seat has been given the best test rating ever for a child safety seat by the Stiftung Warentest.

Baby bedtime specialist Little Green Sheep has announced the appointment of Charlotte Manns as marketing manager to support its continued growth and development.

Mothercare shares were given a boost on Thursday after it published better than expected financial results for the 52 weeks to 29 March 2014.

Nuna has appointed Chris Armstrong as UK Sales Manager following its "excellent growth" in 2014, the brand has announced.

Campaign group Good Egg Safety has warned of a 13% rise in badly-fitted child car seats between 2010 and 2013, based on the results of more than 10,000 tests in England, Scotland and Wales, describing the findings as a “major concern”.

Casualplay has spoken of its delight that so many retailers have agreed to stock its new Multifix group 1 2 3 seat and says the response at Harrogate was 'phenomenal'.

Stair gates, baby change bags and audio monitors are top of the list of "most useful" baby products, according to a survey of 2005 parents, Which? has revealed.

Leading child safety brand, BRITAX, is sponsoring the Bliss Buggy Push for the second year running alongside sporty outdoor stroller brand, BOB.

Iron Gut Publishing, specialists in limited edition collectable artwork for the gift and art market, has secured a license to produce a collection for iconic French brand Sophie la girafe.

Specialist distributor bébélephant is starting a Dragon’s Den-style initiative with Nursery Industry magazine to help entrepreneurs get their product to market.

The Shnuggle baby bath has joined premium brands such as iCandy and Nuna as a winner of a 2014 Red Dot Award, an internationally-renowned design prize.

Cloth nappy brand Totsbots is marking Real Nappy Week by launching a social media campaign carrying the message 'A Cloth Nappy a Day Keeps the Landfill Away' and giving away a nappy a day to celebrate.

East Coast Nursery has appointed Angela Jablonski as Account Development Manager to "enhance sales and increase brand awareness", it has announced.

Australian brand Bubbaroo, a producer of safe and practical products for babies' bedtime, has spoken of its delight at being taken on by luxury baby boutique Mini Moo Baby.

Trade Access Programme grants for Kind und Jugend 2014 have now been allocated and further assistance by UKTI is "highly unlikely" this year, the BPA has advised.

Leading UK distributor Hardenberg&Co has announced plans to expand its Staffordshire-based team with the aim of driving its product brands into "new and exciting" places.

The Nursery Industry Awards is returning to the capital for the third year running in October to reward retailers, manufacturers and individuals for their achievements in 2014.


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