This special report identifies the hot retailers to watch that are all driving change, innovation and expansion
Retailers around the globe are preparing for Star Wars Force Friday II, a global fan event celebrating the launch of new products inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Walmart has acquired the online outdoor retailer Moosejaw for approximately $51 million.
Mattel and the Alibaba Group have inked a new strategic partnership that will aim to “re-shape the way parents in China think about play.”
Hundreds of executives from the brand licensing industry’s foremost companies will converge at the NYC Licensing Summit March 2-3 for two days of business building and networking as the event nears sell out.
Target will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2, with an exclusive line of themed infant and toddler apparel inspired by the author.
The National Retail Federation is projecting that U.S. retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) will increase between 3.7 and 4.2 percent over 2016.
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media will debut Marvel Heroes Come in All Sizes, a new promotional campaign that includes merchandise, content and more.
Canadian department store Hudson’s Bay is exploring the acquisition of U.S. department store chain Macy’s, according to The Wall Street Journal.
On the heels of a decade-long rise in Valentine’s Day spending, 2017 will see a market correction on Cupid’s birthday, according to the National Retail Federation.
Dijon, a Chilean department store, featured King Features’ classic characters Popeye and Olive Oyl as part of its 2016 Christmas campaign.
U.K. retailer Mothercare has partnered with fashion designer Julien Macdonald to develop range of newborn and baby apparel, in a deal brokered by Select Licensing.
SmileyWorld has partnered with retailer C&A to launch a number of apparel ranges in its stores in China.
Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket have joined forces to create the third largest pet specialty retailer and the largest small format, neighborhood pet specialty retailer in North America.
SmileyWorld and licensee Etam have joined forces to launch an exclusive capsule collection at the French retailer.
Walmart has turned to real toy experts–kids ages 18 months to 12 years–to find this holiday season’s top 25 toys.
Toys ‘R’ Us has sold FAO Schwarz, one of the oldest toy retailers in the world, to ThreeSixty Group.
U.S. consumers are increasingly turning to online shopping for their holiday season purchases, according to the NPD Group’s 2016 Holiday Purchase Intentions Survey.
With the holiday season’s halfway mark approaching, more than half of consumers have already started shopping, according to the National Retail Federation’s mid-season survey.
Japan-based Kitson Co. has acquired the global trademark rights for Kitson, the upmarket boutique store founded in Los Angeles, Calif., from U.S.-based Winter Harbor.
Target has promoted Rick Gomez to the position of executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
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