Bolstered by major film and television releases in 2015 and aided by a surge in collectibles, toys sales grew again last year.
The National Retail Federation is projecting that U.S. retail sales will increase 3.1 percent this year, higher than the 10-year average of 2.7 percent (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants).
The National Retail Federation is predicting that consumers who celebrate Valentine’s Day will spent slightly more than they did in previous years.
The National Retail Federation says that those celebrating the big game will spend slightly more than they did last year.
Etsy has launched its first brick and mortar shop at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City.
Sports e-retailer Fanatics has acquired Kitbag, a U.K.-based sports e-commerce company and wholly owned subsidiary of Findel for an undisclosed amount.
Kids are devoting roughly the same amount of time to both traditional and technology-based toys and activities, according to the NPD Group’s Kids Share of Time and Wallet report.
Shoppers spent more month both online and offline during the 2015 holiday season than in 2014, according to the NPD Group's holiday wrap-up report.
The National Retail Federation has released its 19th annual Top 250 Global Powers of Retailing report providing a look at the world’ largest retailers and e-retailers.
Development of virtual reality gaming content has more than doubled among in the past year, according to the Game Developers Conference's State of the Industry survey.
Authentic Brands Group is bringing the Prince tennis brand to a new line of performance apparel exclusively at retailer Sports Authority in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Mercis is collaborating with retailer Uniqlo for a kidswear collection featuring Dick Bruna's Miffy, as the storybook character celebrates her 60th anniversary this year.
The Joester Loria Group has brokered a deal to bring The World of Eric Carle to a line of 365 Everyday Value juices at Whole Foods Markets across the U.S.
DC Thomson has unveiled a raft of brand collaborations that will bring the iconic British teen magazine, Jackie, to a contemporary audience.
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.
Xcel Brands has acquired the women's retail brand C. Wonder and all related IP.
Kohl's has teamed with actress and fitness enthusiast Shay Mitchell for a capsule collection of athleisure apparel available now in stores and online.
U.K. retailer Harrods is expanding its product line featuring the Working Girls art brand, now in its third year.
Xcel Brands has entered into a strategic partnership with Hudson's Bay and Lord & Taylor for three of its brands and an additional exclusive brand targeting Millennials.
Gap has debuted its fourth exclusive menswear collection designed by GQ's four Best New Menswear Designers in America for 2015.
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