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.
The Collegiate Licensing Company, the licensing affiliate of IMG College, released its annual list of top-selling universities and manufacturers.
Lifestyle brand Neff is teaming for a second time with hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa for the new Blacc Hollywood apparel collection.
DreamWorks' YouTube network AwesomenessTV is teaming with Kohl's to launch a seven capsule, limited edition junior’s fashion line.
Toys 'R' Us is planning to hire 45,000 seasonal employees at its stores and distribution centers across the U.S. for the holidays.
Style Me Up! will release its new brand of activity sets for tweens, Charmazing, exclusively at Toys 'R' Us in the U.S. Oct. 15.
PBS Kids' new line of educational and earth-friendly toys is now available exclusively at Whole Foods Markets in the U.S.
Multi-channel retailer HSN has named Jeffrey Kuster as president of its Cornerstone division and executive officer of HSNi.
Retailer Target is bolstering its upper management team with several new key appointments.
Beanstalk has signed on to help fashion retailer The Limited build its brand beyond its namesake retail stores with a host of licensed brand extensions.
Hot Topic has unveiled a limited edition fashion collection inspired by the upcoming Walt Disney Studios live-action film Cinderella, in theaters March 13.
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