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.
Toys ‘R’ Us unveiled its lineup of exclusive merchandise for Comic-Con, which takes place July 9-12 in San Diego, Calif.
Leading international food retailers Delhaize Group and Royal Ahold are merging.
Consumer goods company Li & Fung Trading announced a partnership with two of China’s largest retail groups: Shanghai Bailian Group and Beijing Wangfujing Department Store.
CVS Health has acquired Target's pharmacy and clinic businesses and will operate the pharmacies under CVS branding in a store-within-a-store format.
DreamWorks Animation has partnered with Walmart for a robust, multi-category direct-to-retail licensing program featuring the characters of Shrek, Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon.
Saban Brands is expanding the Paul Frank brand in China through a strategic, long-term licensing agreement with Grand Union International Trading Company.
70 percent of parents in the U.S. are familiar with Interactive Gaming Toys and are increasingly seeing the toys as positive investments.
As he celebrates 30 years with Toys ‘R’ Us, this merchandising executive is still looking for the next hot product and newest trends that will keep the specialty retailer at the top of its game.
Blueprint, the brand consultancy division of global brand extension agency Beanstalk, has debuted the new Brand Extension Indicator.
Discovery Consumer Products has launched a dedicated e-commerce shop for the mystery and suspense network Investigation Discovery–ShopIDStore.com.
Mars Retail Group has opened its first M&M’S World store in Asia.
Rovio will preview its upcoming “Angry Birds Stella” mobile game exclusively at Barnes & Noble stores from Aug. 29 to Sept. 3.
August retail sales increased 2.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation.
IMG and Topman have announced a new collaboration between youth brand American Freshman and Jamal Edwards, founder of SB.TV.
Amazon has unveiled its 2014 Holiday Toy List, a curated list of the hottest new products for kids.
Bookseller Barnes & Noble has launched Educational Toys & Games Science Centers at select stores across the U.S. and on its website.
Multi-channel retailer HSN has named Jeffrey Kuster as president of its Cornerstone division and executive officer of HSNi.
Gap has opened a flagship store on the Chinese direct sales website JD.com.
Target has begun a court-supervised wind-down of its Canadian businesses. The retailer currently operates 133 locations in the country.
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