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JEYNES JOURNEYS: Brilliantly British

October 1, 2013
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I’ve just come to the end of a rather large amount of time spent in New York. I feel decidedly American! I’ve been to this amazing city 3 times in 4 weeks – it’s my favourite city, after London, so I’m not complaining. But as I return home it’s with slight excitement because there’s...

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JEYNES JOURNEYS: Come to us!

July 23, 2013
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Our plans to expand JoJo into the US of A started just over two years ago when I very first started discussions with Laura about me joining the team. I think one of the first things we ever shared was the desire and excitement to sell in America – a country that theoretically should...

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JEYNES JOURNEYS: JoJo in Canada…or is it France?

June 17, 2013
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I’ve just finished a 4 day trip to Canada on the search for Reps to sell JoJo in this huge country! It’s my first proper trip here and I have to say, the Canadians are very lovely people. It’s immediately easy to assume it’s just like America and there are, of course, many similarities...

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JEYNES JOURNEYS: Wonderful Wales!

May 28, 2013
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The last time I was out of the office was a few weeks ago and after being caught in a rather frightening bomb scare at LA Guardia airport in NY and then having to endure a 9hr flight cancellation by American Airlines, I have to say, this rather peaceful, gentle train journey makes a...

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Jeynes Journeys: 5 Days 5 Cities

April 15, 2013
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I’m sat on a tiny, tiny plane with just space for one seat on each side of the cabin. It must have just 12 seats in total, there’s no space above for anything larger than a wash bag, we are having a decidedly hideous flight and worst of all, the plane has actual propellers....

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JEYNES JOURNEYS: JoJo in Japan

February 26, 2013
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They’ve done a brilliant job of inviting a superb mix of retailers to meet me at our stand, which yet again, is one of the most creative at the show. No mean feat considering they are attempting to show Spring and Winter collections but also, for the very first time, our maternity range as...

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JEYNES JOURNEYS: so is it Christmas or not?

January 3, 2013
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Its the day after Boxing Day and I’m sat on an Aeroflot plane to Moscow. I’ve just been offered something completely unrecognisable as supper and have already grown bored of trying to feign interest in the all-Russian in-flight magazine. Nice photos but haven’t got a clue what they’re selling/telling.   International trade knows no...

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JEYNES JOURNEYS: Kentucky Fried JoJo

December 6, 2012
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I am in a lull – what is known as a lunch-time lull. We are exhibiting at the world’s biggest ‘everything a mother and baby might need’ Trade Show called ABC Kids Expo which this year is in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. It certainly is the largest Trade Show I’ve ever been to as a...

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Jeynes Journeys – Playtime for JoJo

October 18, 2012
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JoJo works so hard – pleasing many customers across the world – a well earnt play is long overdue but this Playtime is far from a run around in a park or playground… Playtime is a twice yearly Trade Show bringing lots of very beautiful, quirky and unusual children’s brands together in 3 locations...

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JEYNES JOURNEYS: JoJo in Pakistan

September 10, 2012
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JEYNES JOURNEYS: JoJo in Pakistan

Of all the unusual places work trips have taken me to, I’d probably count Pakistan as up there. Whilst there is no need for me to travel there with JoJo Maman Bébé, I have been to Lahore 3 times now with previous jobs, so it’s with great excitement to report that one of our...

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JEYNES JOURNEYS: “On your bike Big Apple”

March 26, 2012
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JEYNES JOURNEYS: “On your bike Big Apple”

So here we are in New York for the March edition of Children’s Club. Myself, Laura and this time Karen as well – her very first time in the Big Apple. Trade at the show has been brisk again and we are all pleasingly comforted by the interest shown in JoJo. Some of our...

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JEYNES JOURNEYS: From Russia With Love

March 12, 2012
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European Russia stretches from the borders of Belarus and Ukraine to the Ural mountains which are over 1000km east of Moscow. Even without the rest of the Russian Federation it is by far the largest country in Europe so the sales opportunity for JoJo Maman Bébé is huge.  It’s all glittery with neon lit...

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