As the retail sector continues to evolve, brand licensors have to keep abreast of retail trends in order to maximize all opportunities.
Discount variety store chain Dollar Tree has acquired rival discount store chain Family Dollar Stores, becoming the largest discount retailer in North America.
The National Retail Federation has lowered its retail sales forecast for 2014, but expects sales to grow significantly faster over the next five months.
DreamWorks Animation will make its first official foray into the retail space with the launch of DreamPlace this holiday season.
Clothing line Her Universe, along with retailer Hot Topic and media company Nerdist Industries, will hold their debut fashion show at Comic-Con Thursday.
Discovery Consumer Products has renewed its longstanding direct-to-retail partnership with Toys 'R' Us U.S. and Toys 'R' Us Australia.
Accessories Innovations is ready for the back-to-school season with themed backpacks for Nickelodeon, Hasbro, Disney and Mattel.
Hearst Brand Development has launched Seventeen magazine's first-ever apparel and accessories collection exclusively at Sears.
Perfetti Van Melle has signed a deal with H&M to create apparel and fashion accessories inspired by the lollipop brand Chupa Chups.
The Home Depot is bringing MakerBot's Replicator Desktop 3D printers to its website and 12 Home Depot stores in California, Illinois and New York.
Calvin Klein and apparel e-commerce site MyTheresa.com, are launching a special edition women’s capsule featuring classic styles from the 1990s.
Hollister Co. has tied up a new partnership with Keds for an exclusive shoe line that features signature Hollister patterns.
Zeptolab’s Cut the Rope app brand has launched in Spain and Portugal through a back-to-school promotion at El Corte Ingles.
HBO Global Licensing has tapped with asknet to manage it e-commerce engine and operations for the European HBO Shop.
The winners of the first-ever Progressive Preschool Awards were announced in London this week.
EA has launched the flagship online store for its Need for Speed franchise with the help of licensee Joystick Junkies.
The Children's Place has expanded its existing franchise agreement with Fawaz A. AlHokair & Co. to open new stores in Egypt and the C.I.S.
The doughnut shop Krispy Kreme is launching a line of ready-to-drink iced coffees inspired by its coffees and pastries, available exclusively at Walmart.
Debenhams, Matalan, Card Factory and Blue Inc have joined the roster of top retailers participating in BLE Retail Mentoring Programme.
Disney and Kohl’s have launched a Disney-branded apparel collection for kids under the department store’s proprietary Jumping Beans brand.
Crumbs Bake Shop has cooked up a deal with BJ's Wholesale Club to bring a selection of its baked goods to 201 club locations.
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