With a new executive team and a new strategy, Toys ‘R’ Us is focused on various improvements
and the critical holiday season.
Total online retail spending in November and December across desktops, smartphones and tablets will reach $61 billion, representing a 16 percent gain over last year, according to the ComScore 2014 holiday season forecast.
FAO Schwarz is celebrating the holidays with one-of-a-kind gifts and festive décor and is offering shoppers the chance to give back.
Americans are planning to do some big holiday shopping during the Thanksgiving weekend, according to NRF’s Thanksgiving Weekend Expectations survey.
IMC Toys and Rubie’s have announced a joint venture between their new Italian companies–IMC Italia and Rubie’s Italia.
Shoppers are taking their time in hopes of deeper discounts over the Thanksgiving weekend and late in the season, according to National Retail Federation.
Toys ‘R’ Us continues to expand in 2014 with plans to open 90 stores worldwide, including 22 locations in China.
Babies ‘R’ Us will help parents celebrate their little ones’ very first holiday season with a special series of “Baby’s First Christmas” in-store events.
Britain’s Toy Retailers Association released DreamToys 2014, its annual prediction of best-selling toys for the holidays.
Target is taking its holiday gift selections into new territory through a test with Shapeways, an online 3D printing marketplace and service.
Saban Brands has launched the first-ever pop-up shop for its lifestyle brand Paul Frank in New York City's Times Square.
China has taken the top spot as the country with the most online retail ROI potential, according to A.T. Kearney’s annual ranking.
The shortened holiday shopping season drove consumer spending in November, according to the National Retail Federation.
Combined holiday sales in November and December increased 3.8 percent year-over-year to $601.8 billion, according to the NRF.
King Features Syndicate has launched a ‘90s-themed collection of Betty Boop apparel at junior’s retailer Forever 21 across the U.S
Bonnier’s Outdoor Life magazine is building its branded consumer product line with the addition of two new lifestyle partners.
Disney and Kohl’s have launched a Disney-branded apparel collection for kids under the department store’s proprietary Jumping Beans brand.
Chi will launch a new range of Miss Universe-branded hairstyling products exclusively at Ulta stores in the U.S. April 22.
While 2013 U.S. retail dollar sales of toys remained relatively flat compared to 2012, licensed toys experienced an increase of 3 percent to $5.3 billion.
The creators of the blog “Snob Essentials” have partnered with Artisan House to create their debut handbag collection.
As the retail sector continues to evolve, brand licensors have to keep abreast of retail trends in order to maximize all opportunities.
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