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.
After a long winter and just in time for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, consumers are looking for reasons to hit the stores, says the latest survey from the National Retail Federation.
Toys 'R' Us has named Reg McLay as senior vice president of its Babies 'R' Us business, effective March 30.
Overstock.com is collaborating with recording artist and reality TV star Bret Michaels for a curated e-store and branded products.
Sixteen new licensees for Shopkins, ABG takes on the Michael Jackson brand and dELIA*s plot its return … these are the stories that shaped the week of April 27.
70 percent of parents in the U.S. are familiar with Interactive Gaming Toys and are increasingly seeing the toys as positive investments.
Brand management company Bluestar Alliance has acquired the trademarks of Limited Too and is planning to bring the tween retailer back to market through licensing.
Uniqlo is planning a global collaboration with Disney Consumer Products, dubbed Magic For All, that will include new products, pop-up displays and in-store and customer experiences.
Swany America is re-launching its Freezy Freakies brand of color-changing cold weather gloves with licensee Fantasia Accessories.
Menswear retail brand Britches of Georgetowne is planning its return in a new partnership with Stephan Wayne, chairman of Stephan Wayne & Associates and Bum Equipment.
Disney Consumer Products is kicking off the second annual Marvel Super Hero September campaign with a host of new product launches and activities for fans.
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