Bolstered by major film and television releases in 2015 and aided by a surge in collectibles, toys sales grew again last year.
The National Retail Federation is projecting that U.S. retail sales will increase 3.1 percent this year, higher than the 10-year average of 2.7 percent (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants).
The National Retail Federation is predicting that consumers who celebrate Valentine’s Day will spent slightly more than they did in previous years.
The National Retail Federation says that those celebrating the big game will spend slightly more than they did last year.
Etsy has launched its first brick and mortar shop at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City.
Sports e-retailer Fanatics has acquired Kitbag, a U.K.-based sports e-commerce company and wholly owned subsidiary of Findel for an undisclosed amount.
Kids are devoting roughly the same amount of time to both traditional and technology-based toys and activities, according to the NPD Group’s Kids Share of Time and Wallet report.
Shoppers spent more month both online and offline during the 2015 holiday season than in 2014, according to the NPD Group's holiday wrap-up report.
The National Retail Federation has released its 19th annual Top 250 Global Powers of Retailing report providing a look at the world’ largest retailers and e-retailers.
Development of virtual reality gaming content has more than doubled among in the past year, according to the Game Developers Conference's State of the Industry survey.
Lauren Conrad has unveiled an exclusive Cinderella-themed collection at Kohl’s for her eponymous fashion line, LC Lauren Conrad, based on the upcoming Disney film.
Disney Consumer Products has collaborated with cosmetics brand E.l.f. and eyelash brand Ardell to launch a limited edition beauty line inspired by Frozen's Elsa.
A+E Networks has signed an online retail partnership with RelentlessGenerator to build storefronts for its top media brands, including A&E, History and Lifetime.
The first-ever flagship Nickelodeon Store will open to the public in London’s Leicester Square May 30 with a large array of exclusive products.
Disney Store has opened the doors of its flagship store in Shanghai, China, which, at 5,000-square-meters, is the largest retail space of any Disney Store in the world.
U.S. teen retailer Aeropostale is expanding throughout Asia with new licensing agreements in India and Indonesia.
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.
Bebe Stores has launched a line of athleisure footwear at Macy's, designed in partnership with licensee ZiGi New York.
Sycamore Partners has agreed to acquire Belk, the largest family-owned and operated fashion department store in the U.S.
Kmart has revealed its Fab 15 list of the hottest toys for the 2015 holiday season, and announced its first-ever Kid Toy Advisory Board.
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