Licensors, big and small are now looking beyond traditional brick-and-mortar to e-commerce and mobile commerce to reach fans, not only with exclusive merchandise, but with exclusive content as well.
King Features has launched the first official Betty Boop online store in Japan in partnership with e-tail operator Myatt.
Off-price apparel and homewares retailer TJX Companies acquired the Australia off-price women's wear chain Trade Secret for AUD $80 million.
Saban Brands has announced a new fashion collaboration for its surf-inspired lifestyle brand Mambo with Australia-based designer Emma Mulholland.
Grafton Fraser has acquired all 35 Jones New York retail stores across Canada and signed with Authentic Brands Group to operate the brand's e-commerce in the country.
In celebration of the newly discovered Dr. Seuss book What Pet Should I Get?, Barnes & Noble is hosting a series of themed events at book stores across the U.S.
Nordstrom is expanding its partnership with the women's retailer Madewell, part of the J. Crew Group, to bring the brand to stores across the U.S.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's commercial division has decided to close its standalone ABC Shops as part of a new retail strategy.
Donut chain Krispy Kreme has launched three new ready-to-drink iced coffees–mocha, vanilla and caramel–at merchants across the U.S.
Mattel India has teamed with the on-demand retail platform GingerCrush.com to offer its brands on a range of lifestyle merchandise.
Walmart Stores has acquired the outstanding shares in Yihaodian, taking full ownership of the Chinese e-commerce giant.
Toys “R” Us has a new brand campaign in partnership with The Escape Pod and “Action Movie Kid” creator Daniel Hashimoto called “C’mon, Let’s Play.”
Office supply chain Staples announced plans to close 140 more stores in North America following a two percent decrease in the company's Q2 sales from 2013.
Iron Gut Publishing, which recently released a line of limited edition collectible artwork for the iconic French teething toy, Sophie la girafe, has expanded the line's distribution.
A new line of tech accessories created by fashion designers Nanette Lepore, Anna Sui and Isaac Mizrahi New York are coming exclusively to Best Buy.
Toys 'R' Us has launched a new e-commerce site, ToysRU.pl, in Poland, adding to its growing portfolio of global online stores.
Bookseller Barnes & Noble has launched Educational Toys & Games Science Centers at select stores across the U.S. and on its website.
DreamWorks Animation has made its first official foray into the retail spacethis holiday season with the launch of DreamPlace.
Nickelodeon Viacom Consumer Products has teamed with Entertainment Retail Enterprises to create Nickelodeon stores in a variety of international destinations.
Sequential Brands Group has partnered with television and online retailer HSN to offer The Franklin Mint branded collectible and memorabilia products to consumers.
Time Inc.'s Marie Claire magazine has teamed up with Speciality Stores (a subsidiary of the Ocado Group) to develop a beauty retail business in the U.K.
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