Wal-Mart posted a 3.1 percent increase in U.S. same-store sales, excluding fuel sales, much stronger than the 1 percent to 2 percent growth it projected last month. The company said back-to-school shopping drove sales, with notable strength in electr
Checks Unlimited secured a long-term licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to bring classic cartoons and new characters to its personal-check customers. Under the agreement, Direct Checks Unlimited LLC, a subsidiary of Deluxe Corp.
Iconix Brand Group Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Official Pillowtex LLC, a licensing company that owns a large portfolio of home brands including four primary brands—Cannon, Royal Velvet, Fieldcrest, and Charisma&mdas
Zutano Inc. has partnered with Bananafish, manufacturer of upscale baby bedding and nursery decor, and the newest division of The Betesh Group. Under license, Bananafish will produce the much-awaited collection of Zutano baby bedding and room decor a
Kids can enjoy in-store demos, score cool prizes and coupons, and test drive the new Ben 10 Deluxe Omnitrix role play toy as part of the “Release Your Inner Alien” promotion tour that just launched across the United States and Canada. Simu
Granada Ventures has secured a broadcast platform for “Supernormal,” the new animation series for 8-to 12-year-olds, on CITV and the show launched this weekend on ITV1. For the digital audience, “Supernormal” will air on the C
The sixth season of HIT Entertainment’s “Fireman Sam” will be in high-definition CGI Animation. It is in production until January 2009, with delivery starting in May 2008. Since acquiring “Fireman Sam” from Wels
Kabillion comes off of its biggest month ever with several new announcements, including its addition on Bresnan Communications cable systems, a new series, and three new video games on its Web site. The new multiplatform kids’ program service