As the retail sector continues to evolve, brand licensors have to keep abreast of retail trends in order to maximize all opportunities.
The National Retail Federation has lowered its retail sales forecast for 2014, but expects sales to grow significantly faster over the next five months.
DreamWorks Animation will make its first official foray into the retail space with the launch of DreamPlace this holiday season.
Clothing line Her Universe, along with retailer Hot Topic and media company Nerdist Industries, will hold their debut fashion show at Comic-Con Thursday.
Accessories Innovations is ready for the back-to-school season with themed backpacks for Nickelodeon, Hasbro, Disney and Mattel.
Hasbro and Shapeways are combining powers to launch SuperFanArt.com, a 3D printing marketplace and community that will allow fans to promote their artwork and creations.
Families will spend slightly more on back-to-school items than last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Back-to-School survey.
Hearst Brand Development has launched Seventeen magazine's first-ever apparel and accessories collection exclusively at Sears.
Perfetti Van Melle has signed a deal with H&M to create apparel and fashion accessories inspired by the lollipop brand Chupa Chups.
The Home Depot is bringing MakerBot's Replicator Desktop 3D printers to its website and 12 Home Depot stores in California, Illinois and New York.
Calvin Klein and apparel e-commerce site MyTheresa.com, are launching a special edition women’s capsule featuring classic styles from the 1990s.
Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures are readying for the release of The Smurfs 2 Wednesday with a range of retail promotions.
Disney Interactive’s new video game platform, Infinity, is set to launch at retail this Sunday.
Backstage Licensing has negotiated a month-long promotion with Carrefour in Italy to promote Smurfs 2.
Activision Publishing and hundreds of kids ushered in the launch of the video game “Skylanders SWAP Force” at the Toys ‘R’ Us Times Square.
Ubisoft and Square Enix have teamed up to offer their collectibles and gear on each others’ e-commerce sites.
Classic toys like LEGO and Barbie are still at the top of children’s wish lists this year, but non-traditional items are also in demand.
Dick’s Sporting Goods and the National Hockey League have launched three NHL-branded super shops at Dick’s stores three major citites.
Warner Bros. and Aeropostale have teamed up for a collection of apparel inspired by the teen drama “Pretty Little Liars.”
On the heels of a healthy yet reserved holiday shopping season, consumers aren’t quite ready to splurge on Valentine’s Day this year.
RadioShack announced plans to close up to 1100 underperforming stores in the U.S. at its fourth quarter earnings report Tuesday.
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