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.
King Features has launched the first official Betty Boop online store in Japan in partnership with e-tail operator Myatt.
Off-price apparel and homewares retailer TJX Companies acquired the Australia off-price women's wear chain Trade Secret for AUD $80 million.
Saban Brands has announced a new fashion collaboration for its surf-inspired lifestyle brand Mambo with Australia-based designer Emma Mulholland.
Grafton Fraser has acquired all 35 Jones New York retail stores across Canada and signed with Authentic Brands Group to operate the brand's e-commerce in the country.
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.
Sears Holdings has appointed former Tesco executive Alasdair James as president and chief member officer of Kmart.
Rovio will preview its upcoming “Angry Birds Stella” mobile game exclusively at Barnes & Noble stores from Aug. 29 to Sept. 3.
August retail sales increased 2.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation.
IMG and Topman have announced a new collaboration between youth brand American Freshman and Jamal Edwards, founder of SB.TV.
Amazon has unveiled its 2014 Holiday Toy List, a curated list of the hottest new products for kids.
Bookseller Barnes & Noble has launched Educational Toys & Games Science Centers at select stores across the U.S. and on its website.
Multi-channel retailer HSN has named Jeffrey Kuster as president of its Cornerstone division and executive officer of HSNi.
Gap has opened a flagship store on the Chinese direct sales website JD.com.
Target has begun a court-supervised wind-down of its Canadian businesses. The retailer currently operates 133 locations in the country.
Cherokee Global Brands has entered into a new agreement with U.K. retailer Argos to launch Cherokee lifestyle products in its stores and online.
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