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.
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.
Nordstrom is expanding its partnership with the women's retailer Madewell, part of the J. Crew Group, to bring the brand to stores across the U.S.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's commercial division has decided to close its standalone ABC Shops as part of a new retail strategy.
Donut chain Krispy Kreme has launched three new ready-to-drink iced coffees–mocha, vanilla and caramel–at merchants across the U.S.
Mattel India has teamed with the on-demand retail platform GingerCrush.com to offer its brands on a range of lifestyle merchandise.
Walmart Stores has acquired the outstanding shares in Yihaodian, taking full ownership of the Chinese e-commerce giant.
The National Retail Federation has modified its retail sales forecast for 2015 in response to unexpected slow growth during the first half of the year.
The Chinese online direct sales company, JD.com, has launched U.S. Mall, a new channel that offers authentic imported U.S. products for sale to customers in China.
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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