European sports brands such as FIFA, the Tour de France and Manchester United are taking a focused yet wide reaching approach to licensing strategies.
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.
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.
Holiday shoppers are wasting no time getting started this year, with 56.6 percent of those celebrating the holidays already started, up from 54.4 percent last year.
According to the National Retail Federation’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey, conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, shoppers are likely to spend more this year than ever before on food, decorations, gifts and more.
More than 157 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year, according to National Retail Federation’s Halloween Consumer Spending Survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.
Characters from Minions and Star Wars will be top costume choices this Halloween, according to the National Retail Federation's annual survey.
Classic character Garfield is traveling the globe with new promotions and merchandise in China, Japan, Brazil and a host of other regions around the world.
The average family with children in grades K-12 has completed just half (50.4 percent) of their back-to-school shopping, according to the National Retail Federation.
A recent study by the NPD Group found that Hispanic Americans have unique shopping habits and make distinct purchases.
Early holiday promotions, the continued growth of online shopping and an improving economy changed the way millions of people approached Black Friday.
Brick-and-mortars are alive and well, but for a number of different reasons.
Holiday shoppers took advantage of deep discounting and early sales causing a lift in retail spending in November.
Overall holiday retail sales reached their highest level since 2011 last November and December, increasing 4 percent from 2013 to $616.1 billion.
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.
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