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 is preparing a global celebration for the fall debut of toys and other products based on the next chapter of the Star Wars saga.
The Beano’s chief troublemaker Dennis the Menace is visiting Intu shopping centers across the U.K. from now through the end of the year.
Kohl's has teamed with actress and fitness enthusiast Shay Mitchell for a capsule collection of athleisure apparel available now in stores and online.
Uniqlo is planning a global collaboration with Disney Consumer Products, dubbed Magic For All, that will include new products, pop-up displays and in-store and customer experiences.
MGA Entertainment has teamed with Target to allow guests to create customized Bratz dolls through the new Create-A-Bratz experience on Target.com.
King Features has launched the first official Betty Boop online store in Japan in partnership with e-tail operator Myatt.
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.
Mars Retail Group has opened its first M&M’S World store in Asia.
Target is planning a limited edition girls' collection inspired by the upcoming Sony Pictures film Annie, set to hit theaters Dec. 19.
Southern department store Belk has debuted an exclusive collection from "Project Runway" season 12 winner Dom Streater.
Sainsbury’s has inked an exclusive three-year partnership with Centum Books to develop a range of books aimed at children from birth to 7-years-old.
Withit Licensing has renewed their contract with Jumbo, the biggest toy store chain in Greece, for a product range featuring artwork from the lifestyle brand Joey & Joy.
American Girl, a division of Mattel, is expanding into Mexico in partnership with the high-end Mexican retailer El Palacio de Hierro.
Headphone manufacturer Sennheiser has opened two experiential pop-up stores in New York City and San Francisco for the holiday season.
Hudson’s Bay Company has appointed former Toys 'R' Us chairman and CEO and retail veteran Gerald Storch as chief executive officer, effective Jan. 6.
Walmart will be the official retail destination of Nickelodeon's upcoming movie, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water, which opens in theaters Feb. 6.
Merchandise Monkey has made a number of new additions to its range of officially licensed Sony PlayStation merchandise in the U.K.
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