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.
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.
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.
Cartoon Network and H&M have launched a t-shirt line inspired by the animated comedy series “Adventure Time.”
"Sherlock" merchandise is now available at the Doctor Who pop-up shop in Sydney, the first time that products for the hit BBC show have been available in Australia.
Anchor Bay Entertainment is planning two new kids' DVDs featuring Zodiak Kids' Tickety Toc and Ludorum's Chuggington brands.
While there is a world of difference between Hello Kitty and SpongeBob SquarePants, there are also many similarities that distinguish these properties from others.
Disney’s Frozen and Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle characters will come to life this Halloween as some of the year's top costumes.
Target is taking its holiday gift selections into new territory through a test with Shapeways, an online 3D printing marketplace and service.
Australian retailer Woolworths has taken to the exclusive rights to the Australian technology solutions brand Hills.
Preschool network Sprout has developed its own kids' tablet that will debut exclusively at Walmart in the U.S. this October.
Retail sales of toys in the U.S. generated $18.08 billion in 2014 compared to $17.46 billion in 2013, an increase of 4 percent, according to the NPD Group.
Here’s a breakdown of 15 trends to watch this year–five licensors, five categories and five properties.
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