Melissa & Doug

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Melissa & Doug
Type Private
Industry Toys
Founded 1988 (1988)
Founders Melissa and Doug Bernstein
Headquarters Wilton, Connecticut, United States
Website melissaanddoug.com

Melissa & Doug is an American manufacturer and purveyor of children's toys.[1][2][3] The company was founded by Melissa and Doug Bernstein in their basement in 1988.[4][5] It is headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut.[6] It is especially noted for wooden puzzles and similar types of high-end educational toys. Though originally made in the United States, its products are now mostly manufactured by Chinese suppliers.[5][7]

A 2006 profile on the company reported that it had about 200 employees in the United States and 1,000 in China, and that the company has had double digit growth every year for the prior 18 years.[8]

Melissa and Doug was fined $1,386 on November 15, 2012 by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for not completing employment forms for all of its employees.[9]

JNK Originals of Hazard KY complained that Melissa and Doug rescinded a territory protection agreement.[10]

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