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.
Debenhams, Matalan, Card Factory and Blue Inc have joined the roster of top retailers participating in BLE Retail Mentoring Programme.
Bonnier’s Outdoor Life magazine is building its branded consumer product line with the addition of two new lifestyle partners.
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.
Kohl’s Department Stores has announced that Catherine Malandrino will be the third designer for its DesigNation limited edition collection.
Heidi Klum and Babies ‘R’ Us have extended their Truly Scrumptious collection with two new t-shirts designed by Klum’s son.
Weta Workshop has teamed up with the China Post to create an online shopping portal for customers in China.
The Fred Rogers Company, Out of the Blue Enterprises and PBS Kids have fast-tracked plans for a toy range based on the series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.”
Kohl’s is continuing its partnerships with the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen with a $1.7 million donation.
Village Tea Company has entered a multi-year licensing agreement with Verite Retail Group to create retail stores.
kaboom! Entertainment will release two new DVD gift sets for “Octonauts” and “My Big Big Friend” at Walmart in Canada.
Kmart Toys has unveiled its annual Fab 15 holiday toy list, featuring toys from Hasbro, Disney, LEGO and Spin Master.
Dick’s Sporting Goods is now the exclusive provider of licensed merchandise for ESPN.com and other ESPN e-commerce sites.
Walmart Stores’ board of directors has elected company veteran Doug McMillonas president and chief executive officer.
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