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.
Build-A-Bear Workshop and Hasbro have teamed up for the first-ever make-your-own My Little Pony event.
British retailer Tesco has announced a fall in pre-tax profits for the year ending Feb. 13.
Despicable Me 2 has arrived at Toys ‘R’ Us, with a full range of toys based on the upcoming film.
One of the most important strategies–and perhaps ubiquitous challenges–in brand licensing today is how to establish and sustain a brand franchise.
Professional skateboarding's Street League has inked a new deal to launch retail stores and branded products.
Toys ‘R’ Us is planning to open more than 100 new stores by the end of this year, a large number of which will be in China.
Backstage Licensing has negotiated a month-long promotion with Carrefour in Italy to promote Smurfs 2.
Disney Consumer Products has unveiled the Disney Dozen list of must-have holiday toys.
Toys ‘R’ Us U.S. has launched redesigned versions of its Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com e-commerce sites.
Sanrio and Art You Grew Up With have launched a Mr. Men Little Miss pop-up shop at Selfridges in the U.K.
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