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KIDZ BOP and Carter’s get together for the Ultimate Holiday Party

KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids, and children’s clothing company Carter’s are teaming up for the Ultimate Holiday Party. The content is available to view on KIDZ BOP’s YouTube channel, where kids can sing and dance along to KIDZ BOP holiday hits and join the KIDZ BOP Kids as they …

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BLE online event starts tomorrow

There’s just one day to go until the start of the BLE follow-up online event. The perfect place to kickstart productive conversations and gain new knowledge in preparation for a successful year ahead, the digital event runs from 30 November – 1 December. Over 170 brand owners are taking part, and there …

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Brands In teams with Next/Lipsy for Christmas jumpers

Brands In is once again supporting Christmas Jumper Day (Friday 10 December 2021), and has created a range of festive Disney Mickey and Minnie sweats to celebrate the popular seasonal event. The newly launched official Disney lines are available exclusively at Next/Lipsy and are available in a variety of sizes …

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Spin Master, Mattel and more come on board for Pitch Smarter Conference

Ryan Beaird, Event Director of the Brands & Retail UK 2022 screening conference, has announced more major global character and entertainment brands have come on board for the inaugural event. The Brands & Retail UK ‘Pitch Smarter’ Conference, sponsored by Fabacus, will take place British Library on the 20 January 2022 …

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Fanattik wins best Family Business at the Business Masters Awards

Fanattik, the pop culture specialist, is ending 2021 on a high, winning a Business Masters award at a ceremony held in Manchester earlier this month. The gift and collectibles company, a licensee for Hasbro, Universal Studios, Microsoft, ViacomCBS and others, supplies all levels of European gift retail. The award crowns …

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Poetic scores with NFL at Missguided

In its latest collaboration with leading online ladies wear retailer Missguided, Poetic Brands has created a range of NFL apparel targeted at young women. The new range encompasses a wide offering of products based around some of the key teams in the NFL, including the New England Patriots and the …

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Rock legends Queen partner with Johnny Hoxton for bespoke jewellery range

Legendary rock band Queen have partnered with Hatton Garden-based jewellery designer Johnny Hoxton to create two limited-edition, bespoke pieces. A 9-carat gold ring and a solid sterling silver chain and ‘Q’ pendant will be available to purchase exclusive to pop-up store Queen – The Greatest on Carnaby Street, which celebrates …

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MGA Entertainment joins forces with Dentsu Inc. for Pui Pui Molcar toy line

MGA Entertainment, the fastest growing and biggest privately held toy company in the US, has announced a long-term agreement with Dentsu Inc. for the master consumer products licensing rights to Pui Pui Molcar, a Japanese stop-motion short anime series produced by director Tomoki Misato. MGA will develop a robust line of …

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Hoppy Days: new Peter Rabbit attraction is coming to Blackpool

Beloved characters from the award-winning PETER RABBIT animated TV series, produced by Silvergate Media, are set to make a new home on Blackpool’s famous seafront next year, in a partnership that marks the first stand-alone Merlin visitor attraction to be based on the series. Developed by location-based entertainment company Merlin …

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First Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 retail store launches in city’s New Street

The first Official Retail Store for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has opened on the city’s New Street. The 3,200ft² store is stocked full of official Birmingham 2022 merchandise, including clothing, hats, caps, water bottles and soft toys. Sports fans can also get their hands on Team England T-shirts, vests and …

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