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PRO: Channel Check: Target (GNs, Manga, Games, & Merch)
Lemont, IL Store is Ready for the Holidays
November 24, 2023
ICv2 visited a Target store at 13460 Archer Ave. at Lemont, IL on November 16, 2023.
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'Magic: The Gathering' Release Calendar
'Pokemon TCG' Release Calendar
'Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG' Release Calendar
PRO: Channel Check: Barnes & Noble (Manga, Games, GNs, & Merch)
Oak Brook, IL on November 4, 2023
November 9, 2023
ICv2 visited the Barnes & Noble store at 297 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523 on Saturday November 4, 2023.
PRO: Channel Check - Meijer (Manga, GNs, Games, and Merch)
Wednesday November 1, 2023; Homer Glen, IL
November 3, 2023
ICv2 visited the Meijer Supercenter store at 14169 S Bell Road, Homer Glen, Illinois 60491 on Wednesday November 1, 2023.
PRO: World According to Griepp: It's Time for Steve Geppi to Merge Diamond and Alliance
Will the Loss of Diamond Publisher Clients Be the Push He Needed?
October 23, 2023
As Diamond's volume continues to decline, I'm wondering whether they will finally begin the operational merging of Diamond and Alliance that should have taken place over a decade ago.
PRO: Channel Check: Warhammer Store (Orland Park, IL)
October 19, 2023
October 20, 2023
ICv2 recently visited the Warhammer store located at 15766 South La Grange Road in Orland Park, Illinois on October 19, 2023.
PRO: Channel Check: Walmart Supercenter (Games, Merch, and GNs)
Shelves are Getting Prepped for the Holiday Season
October 17, 2023
ICv2 visited the Walmart Supercenter at 16241 Farrell Rd., Lockport, Illinois 60441 on the afternoon of Friday 13, 2023.
PRO: Channel Check: Box Lunch - Henderson, Nevada
Las Vegas Area Store is Geared Up for the Halloween Sales Season
September 27, 2023
ICv2 visited BoxLunch mall store in the Galleria At Sunset mall at 1300 W Sunset Rd., Ste. 2703, Henderson, Nevada 89014 on September 18, 2023.
PRO: ICv2 Hobby Games White Paper - Summer 2023
Gen Con Trade Day 2023 Presentation - Audio and Deck
September 19, 2023
Here's the audio and deck from ICv2 CEO Milton Griepp's presentation at Gen Con Trade Day 2023.
PRO: In-Depth: OGL Mis-Step Shakes Up RPG Business
To Overall Positive Effect
August 9, 2023
Wizards of the Coast unintentionally shook up the RPG business early this year, with an overall positive effect on Spring sales.
PRO: In-Depth: Board and Card Game Sales Softer
In Post-Covid Market
August 8, 2023
Board and card game sales were on a downward slope in the Spring 2023 (January-April) season, as the pandemic-driven demand dissipated.
PRO: In-Depth: Games Workshop Slims Down Channel, 'BattleTech' Bulks Up, 'D&D' Declines
In Volatile Spring for Minis
August 4, 2023
A swirl of trends shook up the miniatures business in hobby game stores in Spring 2023.
PRO: In-Depth: Top Brands Drive Modest TCG Growth
In Spring 2023
August 3, 2023
The complete story of the how the TCG market managed another season of growth after a long upward trend.
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