It's time to deck the halls with licesned merchandise, and the 2016 is again proving that licensed toys are big winners with retailers and consumers as the hottest items are revealed.
Franco Manufacturing, under license from Level-5 abby, has released its “Yo-Kai Watch”-themed bedding at Walmart.
Netflix has partnered with retailers Hot Topic and BoxLunch for the first line of licensed merchandise based on the TV series “Stranger Things.”
Barnes & Noble will host its first-ever Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball, complete with activations and merchandise, at stores throughout the U.S., Dec. 9.
Online retailer Gilt, in partnership with Celebrity Cruises and Starboard Cruise Services, will debut its first onboard pop-up shop experience, Gilt at Sea.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker will open her first standalone store at the MGM National Harbor resort casino, which will open Dec. 8 in Maryland.
Disney, Target and Star Wars: Force for Change have joined forces to launch a new, fashion-meets-fundraising initiative inspired by the themes of rebellion from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Genius Brands International is planning a mass retail launch for its new music-driven tween brand “SpacePOP” exclusively at select Toys ‘R’ Us locations throughout the U.S.
Midas International, an India-based manufacturing and distribution company, will host a Mickey Mouse-themed birthday party at Landmark stores throughout India.
Men’s magazine Esquire and Macy’s have joined forces to launch the Esquire men’s jewelry collection in more than 500 stores throughout the U.S.
Lionsgate has teamed up with Parques Reunidos to develop a series of branded leisure centers in shopping malls and high-traffic shopping areas.
U.S. toy sales increased by 6.7 percent and generated $19.4 billion in 2015, marking one of the strongest performances the industry has seen in years.
The Museum of Modern Art Design Store will expand its presence in Japan through a new partnership with the Loft Company, one of Japan’s largest specialty and lifestyle retailers.
The Nickelodeon Store Leicester Square will celebrate its first anniversary with a range of birthday-themed activities at the store this Saturday.
Kmart has partnered with Risewear to launch a new lifestyle athleisure brand of footwear and to serve as the brand’s exclusive U.S. retailer.
Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products, in partnership with Entertainment Retail Enterprises, has opened its newest Nickelodeon Store in the Dubai Mall.
Toys ‘R’ Us has sold FAO Schwarz, one of the oldest toy retailers in the world, to ThreeSixty Group.
Me to You has partnered with Matalan to introduce Tatty Teddy and Tiny Tatty Teddy apparel and gifts at the retailer.
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.
Millennials are generally more satisfied consumers than their counterparts from the Boomers generation, according to J.D. Power first-ever Millennials Insight Report: The Customer Experience Perspective.
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