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.
Abercrombie & Fitch has secured a seven-year licensing deal for perfume with Inter Parfums.
American designer Sigrid Olsen is returning to the fashion world with the new Sigrid Olsen Studio collection for HSN.
Toys 'R' Us announced a significant expansion of its ongoing support of the Special Olympics with a sponsorship of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games and more.
2014 was year of big successes (Frozen), milestones (Hello Kitty’s 40th) and industry-changing innovations (3D printing). Here’s a recap of the news that shaped the year.
Brand Brilliant Consulting has formed a strategic partnership with Simply Consulting Group, a retail firm that helps companies drive reatil performance.
Disney Consumer Products and Macy’s have launched a new collection of girls' apparel inspired by Disney Princess and Frozen characters.
Home shopping network Evine Live has appointed Penny Burnett as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer.
M&M's World stores in New York, Las Vegas, London and Orlando are featuring a wide range of special Star Wars merchandise to celebrate Star Wars Day on Monday.
As he celebrates 30 years with Toys ‘R’ Us, this merchandising executive is still looking for the next hot product and newest trends that will keep the specialty retailer at the top of its game.
According to the National Retail Federation’s Back-to-School Spending survey, after spending more on school supplies and electronics in 2014, parents will head into the coming school year with a more measured eye to purchases.
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