July 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Devens, MA – Annually in various locations, Learning Express Toys hosts a franchise-wide Convention. The entire Learning Express Toys family, including store owners, store managers, home office employees, and vendors, gathered in Palm Springs, CA, last month. While there, LE Toys presented its top vendors with awards.
"Learning Express Toys is fortunate to work with wonderful vendors who understand our business and are interested in being true partners," says Lisa Visco, Vice President of Merchandising at Learning Express Toys. "The Awards Banquet is one of our favorite events of the year and allows us to showcase and recognize all that our vendors do to help make Learning Express Toys a special and fun place for our customers."
The following awards were presented during the Convention.
2014 Toy of the Year: Sands Alive from Play Visions
2014 Vendor of the Year: Melissa & Doug
Best Partner: The Orb Factory
Best Marketing Program: Melissa & Doug
Best Product Innovation Award: Crazy Aaron’s Putty World
Best New Vendor: Kahootz
Learning Express Toys is the nation’s leading franchisor of educational toy stores with more than 120 locations across the country, each one locally owned and operated. Providing an extraordinary shopping experience, Learning Express Toys is known for its knowledgeable sales staff that offers expert advice on choosing the perfect toy, for every child, for every occasion. The Learning Express Toys product mix is carefully selected from manufacturers around the world, and each toy has exceptional play value. A birthday gift registry, free gift wrapping, free personalization, and civic fundraising make each Learning Express Toys store an integral part of its community.
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