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Blueprint Collections ventures out with National Geographic for kids stationery and accessories

The licensed bags, accessories and gifts specialist, Blueprint Collections is to produce and launch a range of National Geographic children’s lines for the UK market. The range will span notebooks, pencils, pens, sticky notes, erasers, pencil cases, backpacks, keyrings, umbrellas and more. All the items in the range will use …

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Corus Entertainment sees changes at the top as Nelvana president Scott Dyer retires

Corus Entertainment has detailed changes at the top as with the retirement of Scott Dyer from his position as president of Nelvana Limited. Dyer will leave his post on August 30 this year. As a valued member of the Nelvana and Corus team for the past 22 years, Dyer has …

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Mary Berry reignites nation’s love of loaf cake with own licensed ranges

Mary Berry has brought the British loaf cake industry rising out of its slump of late and back to its place at the table of the nation’s favourites, thanks to the popularity of her officially licensed Mary Berry cake range with Finsbury Foods. This was the take home message from …

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PowerStation Studios outlines ambitious global growth plans with brace of new hires

PowerStation Studios is continuing with its ambitious plans for global expansion, welcoming the first of four new hires to its growing outfit. Clare Bradbury has been appointed as global account director, bringing with her extensive knowledge of the retail and entertainment industries garnered from several years at top global trend …

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Hasbro partners with interior designers Houzz to renovate the Cluedo mansion

Colonel Mustard and the cast of Hasbro’s iconic board game, Cluedo will soon be enjoying a freshly renovated room, thanks to a new partnership with Houzz. The global toy and board game company is teaming with the architecture and interior design specialists to update the classic Cluedo murder-mystery board game …

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Funko makes move for cosmetics with Disney villains inspired line

Funko could just be carving a new market for pop-inspired beauty products as it launches its first cosmetics collection inspired by a cast of Disney most infamous villains. The collection will be sold at Ulta Beauty’s stores and website exclusively. The makeup line is based on four classic Disney villains …

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National Geographic launches space-themed extension to Clarks partnership

National Geographic has launched a special extension to its collaborative range of footwear with the shoe specialist, Clarks, building on a partnership that launched this year with the Clarks Kids X National Geographic line. Celebrating the official 50th anniversary of the lunar landing this year, the partnership has added a …

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Myne Cards secures first UK distributor in East West

Myne Cards, the team behind the licensed contactless card protector range, has secured its first UK distributor in East West, targeting indie retailers, as well as specialist and non-specialist retail groups here and internationally. The deal enables Myne Cards to expand into the retail market and protect more customers. The …

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Haven celebrates Sesame Street’s 50th with Peter Alexander capsule collab

To celebrate 50 years of Sesame Street and the continued success of the franchise Down Under, Haven has struck a partnership with the Australian designer Peter Alexander for a capsule of women’s, men’s and kids’ pyjamas and accessories. Featuring the tag line “I was raised on the Street”, the 55-piece …

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ITV Studios launches Thunderbirds Are Go campaign with Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured a partnership with Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts to launch a Thunderbirds Are Go promotion at its locations in Warrington, Milton Keynes, and Matlock Bath. The promotional activation will run across several weekends from September 14 to October 20 at the three sites. The FAB …

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