A guide to some of the most notable and respected companies in the consumer products business.
Playboy is growing its brand in Mexico with the addition of a new shoe boutique, Playboy Estd 1953, in Leon.
Apparel trade show organizer Bread & Butter has filed for bankruptcy just days after canceling its January 2015 show.
Gap has opened a flagship store on the Chinese direct sales website JD.com.
Nickelodeon has released a number of character-based holiday products in partnership with licensees in the U.K.
Sesame Workshop has appointed Mag Brands to produce a range of Sesame Street outerwear for the U.S.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has teamed with its licensing partners to support the third and final film in The Hobbit trilogy.
Lollipop brand Chupa Chups has signed a raft of new licensing deals in Italy.
Entertainer Rihanna has been named as a global ambassador and women’s creative director for Puma.
Abercrombie & Fitch has secured a seven-year licensing deal for perfume with Inter Parfums.
The Boy Scouts of America has added several new licensees, both for consumer products and scouting-specific gear.
Apparel wholesaler Mad Engine has acquired the Toronto, Canada-based sourcing company Xtreme Worldwide.
Lucky Brand is expanding its collaboration with Ford Motor Company for a new collection of men’s and women’s apparel featuring Mustang.
Lifestyle brand Lexington Clothing Company has partnered with Hilaria Baldwin, wife of Alec Baldwin, to launch the new Hamptonite capsule collection.
In the run up to Miffy’s 60th anniversary in 2015, Mercis has signed new apparel partnerships for the character in Italy and Israel.
Marcolin Group and lifestyle and performance footwear brand Skechers USA have renewed their partnership for Skechers optical frames and sunglasses.
Claire’s has signed an international deal with pet photographer Myrna Huijing for jewelry and accessories under the Studio Pets by Myrna brand.
Quiksilver has signed a raft of new partners to extend its brands, including Quiksilver, Roxy and DC, into children’s apparel, watches, legwear, luggage and more.
Quarterback Johnny Manziel of the Cleveland Browns ranks No. 1 overall on the NFL Players Top 50 Player Sales list for the first quarter of 2014.
SEGA announces the release dates for its upcoming Sonic Boom video game series.
Tommy Hilfiger Group and Safilo Group announced a five-year renewal of their global eyewear licensing agreement for Tommy Hilfiger ophthalmic and sunglass collections.
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