Retail dollar sales of toys experienced a decline of 1 percent when compared to 2012, according to 2013 year-end retail sales data compiled by The NPD Group.
The owner of Albertson’s grocers has announced plans to buy competitor chain Safeway in a transaction valued at $9 billion.
AMC has tapped Sony DADC to launch and manage a new e-commerce site for "The Walking Dead" zombie drama.
TV personality and home makeover designer Angelo Surmelis has launched his new furniture line exclusively at Mor Furniture for Less.
RadioShack announced plans to close up to 1100 underperforming stores in the U.S. at its fourth quarter earnings report Tuesday.
Stein Mart will open 10 new stores this year, marking the company's largest store expansion since 2007.
Claire's has announced plans for an assortment of jewelry and fashion accessories designed in collaboration with pop star Katy Perry.
Atlantyca Entertainment has partnered with the Italian supermarket Penny Market for a seven-week customer loyalty promotion featuring “Geronimo Stilton.”
The Kardashian sisters, in collaboration with Jupi Corp, are planning a line of infant and toddler apparel that will debut exclusively at Babies ‘R’ Us.
Claire's and Dylan's Candy Bar are continuing their partnership with an expanded collection of accessories and beauty products.
DC Entertainment is offering a variety of heroic (and romantic) products at Hot Topic and Target in the U.S. for Valentine’s Day.
Macy’s and Conde Nast have announced plans for a new apparel collection based on Teen Vogue magazine.
U.K. retailer ASDA has announced a new direct-to-retail deal with MGA Entertainment’s Little Tikes brand.
Sanrio has partnered with the Peritozu Company to launch the world’s first Hello Kitty concept store in Istanbul, Turkey.
Teen retailer dELiA*s has sold its brand Alloy to HRSH Acquisitions for $3.7 million dollars.
Sears Canada has become the exclusive home of the plus-size women’s brand Penningtons in a new a deal with Reitmans Canada.
Magic Light Pictures has signed a direct-to-retail deal with Sainsbury’s for The Gruffalo brand, in a partnership brokered by TLC.
Xcel Brands has signed two new deals for the Issac Mizrahi apparel brand for menswear and to bring the brand to Canada.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting has launched a new online baby registry tool in partnership with Babies ‘R’ Us.
National Geographic and PetSmart have partnered to create a line of new pet products that will launch in spring 2014.
Hasbro has partnered with jewelry and accessories retailer Icing for a capsule collection inspired by the Monopoly board game.
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