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.
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.
The Chinese online direct sales company, JD.com, has launched U.S. Mall, a new channel that offers authentic imported U.S. products for sale to customers in China.
Footwear brand Skechers has partnered with Jakks Pacific to launch a new line of dolls based on its Twinkle Toes characters.
Brand management company Bluestar Alliance has acquired the trademarks of Limited Too and is planning to bring the tween retailer back to market through licensing.
Xcel Brands has acquired the women's retail brand C. Wonder and all related IP.
Retail store M&M'S World has opened a temporary store in New York City's SoHo neighborhood, designed to take advantage of the busy summer tourist season.
Disney Consumer Products has unveiled a full lineup of back-to-school items featuring top Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters.
Children's specialty apparel retailer The Children's Place has signed a franchise agreement with Arvind Lifestyle Brands to open stores in India.
DC Thomson Consumer Products has announced new developments for its food brand, Maw Broon’s Kitchen, inspired by the matriarch of The Sunday Post weekly comic strip.
Michelle Smith will be the sixth designer in Kohl's Department Stores' DesigNation fashion collaboration series.
For the fourth year in a row, Nickelodeon has partnered with The National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia for a SpongeBob SquarePants promotion.
American Girl, a division of Mattel, is expanding into Mexico in partnership with the high-end Mexican retailer El Palacio de Hierro.
Specialty retailer Francesca's Holdings has named specialty retailing veteran Michael W. Barnes as chairman, president and chief executive officer.
Preschool network Sprout has developed its own kids' tablet that will debut exclusively at Walmart in the U.S. this October.
Nickelodeon is partnering with Toys 'R' Us for an exclusive marketing program and in-store experience for the upcoming movie, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.
Electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy and signed a tentative agreement to sell between 1,500 and 2,400 of its 4,000 U.S. stores to Sprint.
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