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Store Check: Macy’s Herald Square

Following snowdrifts and slush, shoppers returned to stores—and the licensed goods within. Macy’s flagship 34th Street location featured some select brands in full force…

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Super Bowl Spending to Top $15.5 Billion

This year’s 50th anniversary installment will be the biggest Super Bowl ever, at least from a consumption perspective. Just consider these numbers…

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Tis the Season for Acquisitions

Companies were treating themselves this holiday season, with number of acquisitions making headlines. In the meantime, some are finding themselves in fiscal trouble. Featuring Newell Rubbermaid, Sequential Brands, Activision Blizzard, Iconix and more…

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Growing Ecommerce Sales Make This an Average Black Friday

Retail sales for Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day saw a channel shift expected to stay strong throughout the holiday season. Ecommerce sales were up, accounting for roughly a quarter of sales over the two-day period. And needless to say…

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Entertainment, Sports Licensed Goods Lead Black Friday Deals

Hot holiday properties Frozen and Star Wars, and collegiate and NFL licensed merchandise, will be decking the halls of many retailers on one of the biggest shopping days…

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Licensee Accusation: Asics Deliberately Tried to Drive Us Out of Business

The 20-year retail Asics/Windsor Financial retail licensing agreement that looked so promising just a few years ago has all gone terribly wrong. See what you can do to avoid falling into the same trap…

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Mattel, Hasbro see Q3 Retail Sales Split Along Gender Lines

Reported third quarter (3Q) sales from toy giants Hasbro and Mattel exhibited an interesting break along gender lines, with boys’ toys outperforming girls’, amidst depressed…

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California Surfing Brand Quiksilver Files Chapter 11

California surfing and skateboard clothing chain Quiksilver Inc. became the latest retailer to file for…

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Toys and Games

Hulk Car Races Across Retailers’ Holiday Toy Lists

On the evening of Labor Day, 105 days before Christmas, Toys ‘R’ Us unveiled its Holiday Hot Toy List for 2015, and was quickly followed by Target and Kmart. It wasn’t, however, the earliest “hot holiday toys” proclamation. That distinction went to…

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Xcel Designs Nimble Supply Chain for Stores

Xcel Brands, owner and licensor of the Isaac Mizrahi, C. Wonder, H Halston and Judith Ripka fashion brands, is experimenting with new ways to help retailers manage inventory. Under its new Quick Time Response supply chain program, Xcel will design and manage…

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