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Inflation expectations are causing this toy store owner to stock up

Apr 1, 2022
Irene Kesselman, owner of Ali Cat Toys, said her store's inventory is high leading up to Easter — partly because she wants to avoid future inflation.
"We have everything from plush Easter bunnies to Easter chocolate," said toy store owner Irene Kesselman. "As well as other things that are non-Easter that will go into a basket, like bath bombs and pencils and that kind of thing."
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At this toy shop, the kids are finally coming back

Apr 7, 2021
Irene Kesselman, owner of Ali Cat Toys in North Carolina, describes what she's seeing this spring.
Ali Cat Toys made over 50 Easter baskets, Irene Kesselman said, with "a lot of stuffed bunnies and rabbits and lambs."
Courtesy of Irene Kesselman

Doubling down on chocolate bunnies

Apr 9, 2020
A Maine-based business has ramped up Easter production, keeping its employees at work and donating unsold chocolate to local nonprofits.
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Earnings' fate when Easter's late

Apr 14, 2014
Easter is almost a month later than last year... and so are sales.

Digital Easter eggs: A developer's secret message to you

Mar 29, 2013
In the digital world, an Easter egg is a hidden message snuck into a computer program, video game, or website where it shouldn’t be.

Peeps: Not just for Easter anymore

Mar 28, 2013
How does a company based on a seasonal product expand? Send Peeps to invade more seasons.

The Easter Bunny comes bearing toys these days

Mar 27, 2013
The toy industry has gradually made inroads on Easter, one of the least commercial holidays. But Santa Claus shouldn't feel threatened quite yet.

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