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.
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.
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.
Target and its “One for You, One for Me” campaign hit its goal of donating $25 million in school supplies for this school year.
Toys 'R' Us has released its 20th edition of the Toys 'R' Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids.
Disney Consumer Products and Marvel have launched an annual national campaign aimed at taking the Marvel brand to new heights–Marvel Super Hero September.
Lionsgate has teamed up Sony DADC's relentlessGENERATOR to launch an official e-commerce destination for the Netflix series, "Orange is the New Black."
Activision Publishing's “Skylanders Trap Team" has officially launched at major retailers across the U.S.
Tomy, the global master toy partner for SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog, has launched the all-new Sonic Boom toy line exclusively available at Toys ‘R’ Us.
Auto event brand Monster Jam has released a host of new toy offerings, continued its program at Lowe's and added new trucks to its mobile game.
Hudson’s Bay Company has appointed former Toys 'R' Us chairman and CEO and retail veteran Gerald Storch as chief executive officer, effective Jan. 6.
Overstock.com is planning to launch a new storefront that will rent and sell digital media and offer a video streaming subscription service for its Club O members.
Women in Toys will recognize Ann Kearns of Sesame Workshop with its Lifetime Achievement Award and Eva Lorenz of Amazon as the Retailer of the Year.
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