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Important notice from Philip Bloom, Publisher of "the Bloom Report":

After a 20 year career with Toys R Us, and 22 years of publishing "the Bloom Report", I have decided that the time for retirement has arrived, and to this end, I will cease publishing "the Bloom Report" on May 30, 2020. I will continue to publish "the Bloom Report" until that date. During the past 22 years, it has been a pleasure to provide the Toy Industry (and our 8,000 plus subscribers in 29 countries) with all the news and information of our industry on a daily basis.
We hope that you have enjoyed all that we have been offering.

On May 30, our email address, will also be discontinued. After May 30, I can be reached at:

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh) - Philip Bloom

Chicago Toy & Game (CHITAG) Group to Assume Publication of the Bloom Report~The Chicago Toy & Game Group (CHITAG) announces that it will acquire and assume ongoing publication of toy industry news standard bearer, the Bloom Report. The transition will occur on May 30 upon the retirement of Phil Bloom, who founded and published the report for more than 20 years alongside a long career with Toys ‘R Us.

“It has been a pleasure to provide this service to the toy industry and I have confidence that Mary Couzin ( and the CHITAG team will carry on my legacy and continue to provide this valuable service,” said Phil Bloom.

With a mailing list of more than 40,000 active subscribers, including toy and game industry leaders, inventors, designers, industry marketing professionals and more, CHITAG ( is a natural choice to continue publication of such a widely regarded source of industry news.

“We are honored to add the prestigious the Bloom Report to our family of newsletters serving industry, consumers, educators, media and inventors,” said Mary Couzin, founder of CHITAG. “Finding ways to inform and connect all members of the toy and game industry is at the heart of our mission. It thrills me to be able to serve our community by ensuring the ongoing publication of the Bloom Report.”

Phil Bloom was ahead of the times when he started his report, creating a regular news service for the toy industry, now read by over 8,500 subscribers in 29 countries. Recognizing the importance of disseminating news and information about the toy industry "as it happens," the Bloom Report delivers information to toy executives representing all categories of businesses in the toy industry and those related to it.

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