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.
Toys 'R' Us is preparing a global celebration for the fall debut of toys and other products based on the next chapter of the Star Wars saga.
The Beano’s chief troublemaker Dennis the Menace is visiting Intu shopping centers across the U.K. from now through the end of the year.
Kohl's has teamed with actress and fitness enthusiast Shay Mitchell for a capsule collection of athleisure apparel available now in stores and online.
Uniqlo is planning a global collaboration with Disney Consumer Products, dubbed Magic For All, that will include new products, pop-up displays and in-store and customer experiences.
MGA Entertainment has teamed with Target to allow guests to create customized Bratz dolls through the new Create-A-Bratz experience on Target.com.
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.
Mars Retail Group has opened its first M&M’S World store in Asia.
Rovio will preview its upcoming “Angry Birds Stella” mobile game exclusively at Barnes & Noble stores from Aug. 29 to Sept. 3.
Southern department store Belk has debuted an exclusive collection from "Project Runway" season 12 winner Dom Streater.
Sainsbury’s has inked an exclusive three-year partnership with Centum Books to develop a range of books aimed at children from birth to 7-years-old.
Sears Holdings has entered into lease agreements with European fashion retailer Primark for seven standalone stores in the U.S.
Target is taking its holiday gift selections into new territory through a test with Shapeways, an online 3D printing marketplace and service.
A consortium led by BC Partners has acquired pet products retailer PetSmart.
Five Below has appointed Michael Romanko as executive vice president of merchandising to oversee all aspects of the value retailer's merchandising strategy.
Following strong 2014 sales, the H&M Group announced plans to open 400 new stores worldwide in 2015 and launch the new brand, H&M Beauty.
J.C. Penney has teamed up with Disney to celebrate the upcoming live-action film Cinderella with a special line of products at its in-store Disney shop.
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