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.
U.S. teen retailer Aeropostale is expanding throughout Asia with new licensing agreements in India and Indonesia.
7-Eleven has teamed with Mondelēz International's Sour Patch Kids candy brand to introduce the new Slurpee flavor, Sour Patch Watermelon.
My Gym Children’s Fitness Center is launching a new promotion for Abena North America's Bambo Nature eco-friendly diapers at its locations across the U.S.
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.
Style Me Up! will release its new brand of activity sets for tweens, Charmazing, exclusively at Toys 'R' Us in the U.S. Oct. 15.
A line of brand-new collectible Sindy dolls from Robert Tonner will make its retail debut at Harrods later this month, in a deal negotiated by Bulldog Licensing.
IMC Toys and Rubie’s have announced a joint venture between their new Italian companies–IMC Italia and Rubie’s Italia.
A consortium led by BC Partners has acquired pet products retailer PetSmart.
Five Below has appointed Michael Romanko as executive vice president of merchandising to oversee all aspects of the value retailer's merchandising strategy.
Uniqlo will open two stores in Toronto, Canada, in the fall of 2016, marking the global apparel retailer’s first entry into the country and its 18th market overall.
Macy’s has acquired the beauty products and spa services retailer Bluemercury for $210 million in cash.
Lauren Conrad has unveiled an exclusive Cinderella-themed collection at Kohl’s for her eponymous fashion line, LC Lauren Conrad, based on the upcoming Disney film.
Disney Consumer Products has collaborated with cosmetics brand E.l.f. and eyelash brand Ardell to launch a limited edition beauty line inspired by Frozen's Elsa.
A+E Networks has signed an online retail partnership with RelentlessGenerator to build storefronts for its top media brands, including A&E, History and Lifetime.
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