This special report identifies the hot retailers to watch that are all driving change, innovation and expansion
Target has unveiled a series of national, local and charitable initiatives to mark its partnership with Major League Soccer and its largest-ever push into team sports.
Playboy Enterprises, in conjunction with Merchants Hospitality and Cachet Hospitality Group, has unveiled plans to re-open a Playboy Club in New York City.
Neff Headwear has partnered with Mad Engine to further expand the reach of Neff’s young men co-branded licensed apparel and accessory business.
Titan Merchandise has unveiled its latest series of Cartoon Network blind box vinyl figures.
DreamWorks Animation has tapped Bare Tree Media to launch an “Emoji Trolls” app and Trolls digital stickers on a host of mobile messaging platforms.
Pottery Barn Kids has partnered with designer Margherita Maccapani Missoni Amos to launch an exclusive line of furnishings and home décor for kids.
A+E Networks has tapped live content retailer HSN for a co-branded retail partnership with Lifetime’s upcoming original movie Beaches, which premieres this Saturday.
PBS Kids has launched its first-ever 24/7 channel, which will be available on TV and via live streaming on digital platforms.
Thomas Tull has stepped down from his position as CEO of Legendary Entertainment and will assume the role of founding chairman, effective immediately.
NBCUniveral has named Deirdre Brennan as general manager of Sprout, the company’s 24-hour preschool network.
SmileyWorld has added two new partners to be featured in two food-inspired promotions this spring/summer.
Kahala Brands has appointed Jeffrey Quinn to the role of director of brand licensing.
Tommy Bahama has appointed Dawn Brandl to the role of senior vice president of men’s design and product development.
Endemol Shine North America has combined its franchise management and licensing integration teams to create the newly formed brand and licensing partnership division.
The Major League Baseball Players Association has partnered with Fresh Brewed Tees to launch the 2016 Player Election Campaign t-shirts collection.
Michael Phelps, in partnership with Aqua Sphere, has unveiled the first-ever limited edition MP brand USA Competition kit.
UBM, the parent company of License! Global, Licensing Expo and MAGIC, has acquired Business Journals Inc., a producer of fashion trade shows, for $69 million in cash.
Ty has partnered with Tactic Games to launch several new games featuring its Beanie Boos brand.
Licensed retailer LIDS Sports Group and headwear manufacturer New Era have partnered with the country music band Old Dominion for a design contest and new headwear.
Nickelodeon and NASCAR have partnered for the launch of a new, co-branded range of themed merchandise featuring “SpongeBob SquarePants” and the racing organization.
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