We just finished day two of the Kind + Jugend trade show in Cologne, Germany. The European market is responding very well to some of the exciting additions we’ve made this year. The Maxi Cosi Adapters and latching Carrycots are a must-have for Europe and we’re getting great reactions to our new adapters for Indie and Indie Twin. The new Movement and Natural Editions have been getting a lot of buzz as well as our new turquoise color launching later this year. We are looking forward to launching Bumbleride in Europe in 2012.
The Bumbleride team spent a part of Earth Day cleaning up one of our local beaches. We received quite a few fan photos on our Facebook page of you guys recycling, staying active and spending time with your family. Here are a few fun images that were submitted.
It was a cloudy Saturday morning but the Bumbleride team brought a ton of energy to the 4th Annual Rady Children’s Shamu walk at Sea World in San Diego. The walk for Rady Children’s helped to raise over $217,000! If you weren’t able to make it and would like to donate to Rady Children’s please visit their donation site here. If you would like to read more about how Rady Children’s is affecting the lives of children all across the country, visit Rady Children’s Hospital.
Do you have ideas of how Bumbleride can get involved in your community? Forward them to our community team. We’d love to hear from you.
We just returned from the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas and it was a blast. It’s always such a great time reconnecting with our dealers and previewing a little of what’s to come in the next year. We’re so excited about our new collections that we had to post a sneak peek.
On a side note, our favorite new product was Tegu. It’s a great company with a very interesting story. To learn more about them, visit Tegu.
With increased interest from international markets for Bumbleride products, we have been researching sales offices and distribution outlets in select international markets. After much anticipation, Bumbleride has launched in Europe at the Kind + Jugend international trade fair in Cologne, Germany held September 16-19, 2010. Kind + Jugend covered five floors of the Koelnmesse convention center in which several floors were almost exclusively devoted to gear. Although the fair included manufacturers and distributors from all over the world, we were very pleased to receive excellent reception to our U.S. designed product line. Distributors and retailers seemed to identify with the clean modern styling and branding that we’ve become known for in North America. We look forward to having Bumbleride products available in select locations throughout Europe in 2011.
School is starting and summer has almost come to an end. Although the sun didn’t get the summer memo here in Southern California, we still have some fun days to look back on. Many in the office were able to take summer vacations with their family and friends.
With the kids out of school it made for some lazy days at the beach, backyard barbeques and fun summer events like nights at the zoo, movie nights in the park and visiting San Diego’s New Children’s Museum.
Our annual Bumbleride Day at the Bay was a huge hit. The planned team events of sailboat racing, bocce and volleyball turned out to be a little too ambitious for a relaxing day at the beach. A barbeque on the beach was a nice way to end the summer.
Bumbleride is proud to announce our new community outreach program, Project Bumbleride.
Through this program, Bumbleride strives to give back to hospitals, museums, schools and other family-centered organizations throughout the U.S.
To kick things off, we are proud to join San Diego-based Rady Children’s Hospital in its annual SeaWorld Shamu & You Walk. Our goal is to give back to the foundation that has done so much for the little ones in our community.
On Saturday, October 2nd, Bumbleride will be joining hundreds of San Diegans who want to go the extra mile to help kids – from the tiny babies in the Rady Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, to the kids receiving lifesaving treatment in the Emergency Department and those who are battling cancer and other serious illnesses.
With your entry fee, you’ll join our team on a walk through SeaWorld and Mission Bay in an effort to help ensure that Rady Children’s Hospital can continue to offer the best possible care and services to children throughout San Diego. In 2009 alone the hospital helped more than 143,000 children in our community. Together we can raise enough money to offer more life-saving medial services to children in need in 2010.
As a Bumbleride team participant, you can choose the one-mile stroll or the four-mile scenic route. Both are easy and lots of fun!
If you’re unable to make the walk, you can still sign up as a virtual walker! Click on the link below to visit the Bumbleride Rady Children’s Web site. Here you’ll find information that will help you get involved, as well as a list of specific ways that your generous donation can be used..
As a little extra encouragement, Bumbleride will be randomly selecting two registered participants from our Rady Children’s page as winners of a new Bumbleride Indie. We will also be attending the walk where we will raffle off an additional Bumbleride Indie!
Visit http://bit.ly/cv0Hmd to become a registered Bumbleride team member or donate to help support Rady Children’s Hospital. With your help, we are making real strides to help the patients and families at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.