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.
DreamWorks Animation has made its first official foray into the retail spacethis holiday season with the launch of DreamPlace.
An exclusive look at how JimFielding is taking this upstart, multi-channel YouTube network and
its most popular content creators into the world of brand building, licensing and beyond.
Retail sales of toys in the U.S. generated $18.08 billion in 2014 compared to $17.46 billion in 2013, an increase of 4 percent, according to the NPD Group.
Here’s a breakdown of 15 trends to watch this year–five licensors, five categories and five properties.
The fashion industry's leading trade show MAGIC has created a new retail education portal called MAGIC University.
Target will cut 1,700 jobs in the U.S. over the next two years as part of a series of new initiatives designed to put the retailer "on a clear path to growth.”
Temple Street Productions has teamed with retailer Hot Topic for a fashion collection inspired by its conspiracy thriller “Orphan Black.”
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Staples have signed a new, multi-year direct-to-retail deal for Martha Stewart Home Office products.
Paradise is arriving at home shopping retailer HSN in an expansive new partnership with Margaritaville Enterprises that will feature Margaritaville-inspired products.
Leading international food retailers Delhaize Group and Royal Ahold are merging.
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