This is most likely NOT one of the jobs your high school guidance counsellor recommended as a career option.
Garrick Johnson is an analyst with Bank of Montreal Capital Markets. And is specialty? Toys and leisure products.
So this is his high season, forecasting what will happen to the retail community in North America over this Christmas sales period.
And here are some highlights: we started the season slowly with the only action coming from retailers who were trying claim the space vacated by Toys R Us when they closed in the States. Overall sales in North America are already down two-percent from last year.
And like last year, there was no super hot toy that was going to dominate the market when he wrote his report called the Toy Scout Report that was released last week, however, the new Baby Yoda offering might just fill that gap and will change his TOP 10 list.
Nonetheless, here’s his original line-up:
#1 is Pop Pops Snotz from Yulu.
#2 L.O.L. Surprise! OMG Dolls
And #3 Blume Dolls.