By Lisa Johnston
New products on display at the American International Toy Fair, held in N
Brand Source mixed business and pleasure at its National Convention & Buying Fair, held here last month at the Paris and Bally's hotels.
Besides a plethora of new programs, services and exhibitors, attendees were treated to an inspirational keynote address by former Southwest Airlines and Braniff CEO Howard Putnam — who drew parallels between the challenges faced by the aviation industry and retailers — and danced to the retro sounds of Starship & Friends, whose lineup included former members of Jefferson Starship, Bad Company, Deep Purple, ELO and The Romantics.
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