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.
Supermodel Coco Rocha will debut her first-ever apparel line inspired by Disney's upcoming film Cinderella, on the e-commerce and home shopping retailer HSN.
Google has opened its first-ever brick-and-mortar store, called the Google Shop, at Currys PC World in London’s Tottenham Court Road shopping district.
Warner Bros. has transferred ownership of four of its e-commerce sites to the third-party company Bolder Road.
Retailer Meijer has teamed with lawn care and garden brand Scotts-MiracleGro to create a Garden Marketplace inside 27 of its stores across the Midwest.
LIMA is partnering with global safety science company UL to provide itsmembers with savings on product testing and consulting services.
7-Eleven has teamed with Mondelēz International's Sour Patch Kids candy brand to introduce the new Slurpee flavor, Sour Patch Watermelon.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's commercial division has decided to close its standalone ABC Shops as part of a new retail strategy.
Retail marketing company TCC is developing a new in-store loyalty program featuring the Endemol Shine Group's "MasterChef" franchise.
Less than a year after filing for bankruptcy, teen retailer dELIA*s makes its return this month under the stewardship of Steve Russo, CEO of apparel licensee FAB NY.
Toys 'R' Us has unveiled its 2015 Holiday Hot Toy List, comprised of 36 playthings that will top kids' wish lists this holiday season.
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