Licensors, big and small are now looking beyond traditional brick-and-mortar to e-commerce and mobile commerce to reach fans, not only with exclusive merchandise, but with exclusive content as well.
In celebration of the newly discovered Dr. Seuss book What Pet Should I Get?, Barnes & Noble is hosting a series of themed events at book stores across the U.S.
Nordstrom is expanding its partnership with the women's retailer Madewell, part of the J. Crew Group, to bring the brand to stores across the U.S.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's commercial division has decided to close its standalone ABC Shops as part of a new retail strategy.
Donut chain Krispy Kreme has launched three new ready-to-drink iced coffees–mocha, vanilla and caramel–at merchants across the U.S.
Mattel India has teamed with the on-demand retail platform GingerCrush.com to offer its brands on a range of lifestyle merchandise.
Walmart Stores has acquired the outstanding shares in Yihaodian, taking full ownership of the Chinese e-commerce giant.
The National Retail Federation has modified its retail sales forecast for 2015 in response to unexpected slow growth during the first half of the year.
The Chinese online direct sales company, JD.com, has launched U.S. Mall, a new channel that offers authentic imported U.S. products for sale to customers in China.
Footwear brand Skechers has partnered with Jakks Pacific to launch a new line of dolls based on its Twinkle Toes characters.
Brand management company Bluestar Alliance has acquired the trademarks of Limited Too and is planning to bring the tween retailer back to market through licensing.
Hollister and “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale will release a limited-edition capsule collection on August 8.
Plus-size retailer Lane Bryant is teaming up with American ready-to-wear designer Lela Rose for a limited edition apparel line.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has selected relentlessGENERATOR to create new online destinations to support the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters.
U.S. retailer Mattress Firm is collaborating with Disney to promote the upcoming film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Style Me Up! will release its new brand of activity sets for tweens, Charmazing, exclusively at Toys 'R' Us in the U.S. Oct. 15.
A line of brand-new collectible Sindy dolls from Robert Tonner will make its retail debut at Harrods later this month, in a deal negotiated by Bulldog Licensing.
IMC Toys and Rubie’s have announced a joint venture between their new Italian companies–IMC Italia and Rubie’s Italia.
A consortium led by BC Partners has acquired pet products retailer PetSmart.
Five Below has appointed Michael Romanko as executive vice president of merchandising to oversee all aspects of the value retailer's merchandising strategy.
Uniqlo will open two stores in Toronto, Canada, in the fall of 2016, marking the global apparel retailer’s first entry into the country and its 18th market overall.
©2015 ADVANSTAR COMMUNICATIONS INC. All rights reserved.