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Long-time Walmart executive Donald Soderquist, known as the “Keeper of the Culture,” passed away Thursday, July 21, due to complications from heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He was 82.
G-III Apparel Group will buy Donna Karan International, the parent company of the Donna Karan and DKNY brands, from LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton for $650 million.
Hot sauce brand Tapatio has tapped Brand Central to continue to develop its brand by launching into new product categories.
Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., has announced its plans for a new attraction inspired by the Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy.
Toei Animation has tapped three new licensees to create merchandise and a concert event inspired by its animated series, “Dragon Ball Z.” The company has also appointed a new U.K. agent for the brand.
Discovery Consumer Products and Emaar Entertainment have joined forces once again to open the first-of-its-kind “Discovery Channel Shark Week” exhibit at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.
MC Appliance, owners of the Magic Chef brand, has appointed Ted Kochowicz to the role of senior licensing manager.
SEGA has revealed two new “Sonic the Hedgehog” video games for 2017–“Sonic Mania” and an untitled original game.
Santoro has partnered with Selfridges to open a pop-up shop at the retailer’s London store this August.
Edgar Rice Burroughs has partnered with Microgaming for the exclusive rights to the Tarzan name for an online slot game. Creative Licensing brokered the deal.
Smiley is continuing to expand its presence in the back-to-school market with the addition of 12 licensees in key territories across Europe.
BBC Three has commissioned "Class," a new 8x45 "Doctor Who" spin-off geared at young adults.
Redan Publishing is planning a new standalone magazine for the CBeebies series "Boj."
A+E Networks is attending its 20th MIPCOM, and in honor of the landmark, is presenting a new slate of scripted series, as well as a second season of “UnREAL.”
The National Gallery Company has partnered with DeVancer for iBeanis tablet cushion bean bags featuring two of the museum's most well-known paintings.
Learfield Licensing has selected OpSec Security as the authentication and online brand protection provider for the 560 schools of the Collegiate Licensed Properties Association.
Rising Star Games will launch three new Hello Kitty titles for Nintendo platforms in November in the U.K.
Young adult retailer Aéropostale has partnered with Himatsingka America to create a line of branded home textiles.
Product development company Mark Feldstein & Associates has hired Annette Donnelly as sales manager.
Mandy Sutcliffe, creator of the children’s lifestyle brand Belle & Boo, is launching the new ballet-inspired property The Little Dancers.
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