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.
Target Australia will launch a kitchen range by celebrity chef Curtis Stone on Sept. 25.
Animal Planets and its R.O.A.R (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) fourth annual matching campaign kicks off with five returning and two new partners.
Target unveiled its annual list of top toys for the upcoming holidays, featuring a number of products from licensed brands.
While there is a world of difference between Hello Kitty and SpongeBob SquarePants, there are also many similarities that distinguish these properties from others.
Beyoncé and Philip Green, CEO of TopShop parent company The Arcadia Group, have created a 50/50 joint venture company–Parkwood TopShop Athletic.
IMC Toys and Rubie’s have announced a joint venture between their new Italian companies–IMC Italia and Rubie’s Italia.
The British Toy & Hobby Association has announced its finalists for the 2014 Toy Retailer of the Year Awards.
American designer Sigrid Olsen is returning to the fashion world with the new Sigrid Olsen Studio collection for HSN.
Xcel Brands has teamed with True Cosmetics to develop a skincare and cosmetics line for fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, called True Isaac Mizrahi.
The fashion industry's leading trade show MAGIC has created a new retail education portal called MAGIC University.
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