Amid what could be a rocky surroundings for quite a few of our area retailers, cash registers are ringing incessantly at toddler and little ones-geared boutiques. So substantially so that a quantity of Twin Cities-primarily based outlets are growing their achieve with new concepts and bodily storefronts. Which raises the issue: Are children’s-targeted manufacturers pandemic evidence?
At Amy Saldanha’s Kiddywampus, a Hopkins toy retail outlet, revenue are soaring. Before this month, she opened a next storefront in Chanhassen. As we plunge into a new 12 months of distanced finding out, grandparents are stepping up as nannies and moms and dads are posing as math lecturers, and Saldanha notices that families require assistance right now more than at any time.
“Dad and mom are concerned with how their young ones can find out and mature and they’re looking for the tools to support make that materialize,” says Saldanha, who reports that