Retail

Chupa Chups ties with Japanese retailer G.U.

August 10, 2019

The sweet vibe of Chupa Chups keeps spreading in fashion retailers around the world. This summer the trendy Japanese retailer G.U. has developed a complete Chupa Chups range of pop and vintage t-shirts for young girls. Chupa Chups has been regularly collaborating with Fast Retailing through previous collaboration with UNIQLO. This summer G.U. launches a […]

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Ginsu Partners with JRL Group to launch a brand licensing program

August 8, 2019

Ginsu, one of the most well-known brands in the cutlery industry, has partnered with JRL Group, naming them as the brand’s exclusive licensing agency. Going forward JRL Group will be charged with developing and managing a strategic licensing program across multiple categories. Ginsu knife sets have been a mainstay in the cutlery industry since its […]

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M&G appointed master stationery licensee for Gaspard and Lisa in Asia

July 31, 2019

Sony Creative Products Inc. (SCP), which manages worldwide licensing for the hit French children’s book series and animated cartoon Gaspard et Lisa, has announced a licensing partnership with M&G Cultural Creative. M&G will be the exclusive master licensee for Gaspard et Lisa in mainland China. Although it has been a successful licensee for a number […]

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DHX Brands launches exclusive in the night garden product range with home bargains stores

July 30, 2019

DHX Brands, the dedicated brand management and consumer products arm of DHX Media, has announced a new direct-to-retail collaboration which will launch an exciting new range of In the Night Garden products, specially created to suit the brand’s demographic of children aged 6 months to 2.5 years old. Launched as a direct-to-retail promotion with TJ […]

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Toonz Retail expands its presence in Punjab, launches 1st store in Jalandhar

July 29, 2019

The fastest homegrown kids retail chain, Toonz Retail, further expands its presence in Punjab, launches its 1st store in Jalandhar. This is the 3rd store of Toonz Retail in Punjab. With stores across 64 cities of 16 states, Toonz Retail is massively growing with 100+ stores in the country, offering a wide variety of products […]

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Teva celebrates 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar(TM)

July 12, 2019

Teva®, a division of Deckers Brands, announced its collaboration with The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ by Eric Carle for summer 2019. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the beloved children’s book, Teva created this collection to encourage hungry minds to explore the world around them. The collection combines classic Teva silhouettes with kid-friendly hues for adventure-ready styles […]

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Boux Avenue names new merchandising director

June 26, 2019

Lingerie retailer Boux Avenue has announced that Marks and Spencer’s Rachel Harley will join the brand as it is new merchandising director to complete its new management team. Harley, who is currently head of merchandising for lingerie, swim, sleepwear, hosiery and active at Marks and Spencer, has been instrumental in leading a team of 50 […]

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IMG appointed to manage global licensing for FIAT, FIAT 500, FIAT Professional, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Abarth

June 19, 2019

IMG has been appointed by FCA Italy S.p.A. and FCA Group Marketing S.p.A. to manage global licensing for its Fiat, Fiat 500, Fiat Professional, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Abarth brands. The new partnership now sees IMG representing the entire FCA Group, already being the licensing agent for the group’s US-based brands Jeep, RAM, Dodge and […]

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Marcolin Group renews licensing agreement with Harley-Davidson

June 10, 2019

Marcolin Group announced the renewal of the licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of sunglasses and eyeglasses for Harley-Davidson Motor Co. The agreement for Marcolin Group to produce Harley-Davidson branded eyewear for men, women and kids has been extended through Dec. 31, 2021. Marcolin Group remains committed to faithfully incorporating the Harley-Davidson […]

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Genius Brands International apppoints studio veteran Jeff Shapiro as VP of Retail Development

June 4, 2019

Genius Brands International, Inc. “Genius Brands” (Nasdaq:GNUS) has announced the appointment of licensing industry veteran Jeff Shapiro as Vice President of Retail Development. The announcement was made by Genius Brands’ SVP of Global Consumer Products, Lloyd Mintz, to whom he will directly report. Shapiro, who has held positions at Warner Bros. Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, […]

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Changing tides of the Indian licensing industry

May 17, 2019

Licensing & Merchandising in India is dynamically changing with advancements in technology and digital space. With a number of international brands strategizing on India via licensing, this has now opened new prospects to the industry. Last year India ranked among the top 25 global markets for licensing and merchandising. Pegged at $ 1,476 million, India […]

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Toonmart opens new store in Nashik

May 14, 2019

Toonmart the toy store selling official character merchandise and toy products has annunced opening of its new store in Nashik, Maharashtra. Speaking on the launch of the new store Yatish Jain, CEO & Co-Founder, Toonmart said, “We are very happy to open our new store and spread our footprints in Nasik City. We had a […]

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Reliance acquires toy maker Hamleys

May 10, 2019

Reliance Brands Limited (RBL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries and C Banner International Holdings, has signed a definitive agreement for Reliance Brands to acquire 100% shares of Hamleys Global Holdings Limited for a cash consideration of GBP 67.96 million. HGHL was incorporated on August 3, 2012 in England and Wales and together with its subsidiaries […]

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Walmart to now sell Nickelodeon slime ice cream

April 30, 2019

Supermarket chain Walmart will now be selling Nickelodeon slime ice cream. One can purchase 12 cups of ice cream that consist of green frosting swirls and vanilla ice cream to bring back your nostalgic memories for $4.97. The frozen treat is also available as orange and lemon-lime flavored bars packaged by the dozen for $2.97. […]

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