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.
Epic Rights has lined up new licensees to develop KISS apparel products that will appeal to every member of the KISS Army.
Those Licensing People has been appointed as the master licensing agent for fashion brand and retail group Bolongaro Trevor.
Toys 'R' Us has unveiled its 2014 Holiday Hot Toy List, featured 36 items selected by play experts as the toys that will be most in-demand this season.
Toys 'R' Us will offer a wide range of toys and accessories, including a number of exclusives, for the third season of the Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."
The Polaroid Fotobar is expanding its experiential retail concept with the opening of seven micro-retail locations in select Westfield Malls throughout California.
Shoppers are taking their time in hopes of deeper discounts over the Thanksgiving weekend and late in the season, according to National Retail Federation.
Abercrombie & Fitch has secured a seven-year licensing deal for perfume with Inter Parfums.
Macy’s today announced a series of initiatives to evolve its business model including the closure of 14 stores and a restructuring of its merchandising and marketing functions.
Merchandise Monkey has made a number of new additions to its range of officially licensed Sony PlayStation merchandise in the U.K.
The National Retail Federation is projecting that U.S. retail sales will increase 4.1 percent, up from the 3.5 percent growth seen in 2014.
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