European sports brands such as FIFA, the Tour de France and Manchester United are taking a focused yet wide reaching approach to licensing strategies.
The Fabulous Beekman Boys are continuing to expand their lifestyle brand Beekman 1802 with the help of licensing agency Brand Central.
After losing her crown to Disney’s Frozen characters in 2014, Barbie is back at No. 1 on the National Retail Federation’s Top Toys list for the 2015 holiday season.
Artist Debra Valencia's new 2015 holiday collection of bath and beauty products is now available at Walmart and Rite Aid in the U.S.
Build-A-Bear Workshop has kicked off the holidays with a number of seasonal offerings The Grinch and his sidekick Max as well as all eight classic reindeer characters.
The Disney Store has launched its Share the Magic holiday campaign, featuring 11 full days of Magical Friday (a.k.a. Black Friday) deals, as well as in-store events.
The British home goods store Butlers is spending a second holiday season with Peanuts, featuring a special edition Christmas collection.
Art and design brand Santoro opened its first permanent retail location on the historic Milsom Street in Bath, England, last week.
Although nearly 60 percent of holiday shoppers have already begun their seasonal shopping, millions more are holding out for the biggest holiday shopping weekend of the year.
Toy sales are on the rise worldwide heading into the fourth quarter, according of to The NPD Group, with an increase of 7 percent reported across 11 global markets.
Viz Media has partnered with the e-commerce solutions provider Generator to launch an official online store for the Naruto brand in the U.S. and Canada.
Footwear retailer DSW has partnered with the Broadway's musical "Kinky Boots" to launch an exclusive capsule collection at a store in New York City.
Overall holiday retail sales reached their highest level since 2011 last November and December, increasing 4 percent from 2013 to $616.1 billion.
Following strong 2014 sales, the H&M Group announced plans to open 400 new stores worldwide in 2015 and launch the new brand, H&M Beauty.
Actress Eva Mendes, in partnership with Maesa, will launch the new color cosmetics brand Circa exclusively at Walgreens later this month.
Crayola has teamed with Bloomingdale’s for the new I Am Color campaign that includes fashion collaborations, window displays and in-store events.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has released a new line of natural dog treats exclusively at PetSmart, inspired by the biscuits Stewart makes for her own dogs.
Office supply retailer Staples is teaming up with the ABC’s “Shark Tank” to offer products from the business-themed reality TV series in its stores and online.
Teen retailer dELiA*s, which filed for bankruptcy in December, will re-launch exclusively online this August under new ownership led by Steve Russo of licensee FAB NY.
Blueprint, the brand consultancy division of global brand extension agency Beanstalk, has debuted the new Brand Extension Indicator.
This year Target is tapping into the power of social media for its back-to-school marketing campaign, which will feature a number of digital celebrities.
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