Retail

UK shopping centre owner Intu says it’s on the verge of appointing administrators

The UK shopping centre owner, Intu has indicated it is on the verge of appointing administrators after discussions with its creditors were stalled. The struggling business had been hamstrung by a $4.5bn debt over the past year, but in recent weeks and months has been hammered by the impact of …

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British cycling brand Le Col launches new collection with Eurosport amid growth in UK engagement

The premium British cycling brand, Le Col has partnered with the European home of cycling, Eurosport to launch a new Le Col x Eurosport collection that draws on the colours, sights and sounds of the pr-peloton and buzz of a race day atmosphere. Consisting of a jersey, gilet and bib …

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The Point. 1888 brings Barratt’s iconic sweet brands to the frozen aisle

The Point. 1888 has struck up a sweet new partnership between Barratt and Icefresh Foods to launch a new range of ice creams exclusively for the supermarket chain, Iceland. The new range will draw on Barratt’s portfolio of iconic confectionery, including Black Jack, Fruit Salad, and Wham, to bring it …

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Emoji partners with Brazilian chocolatier Top Cau for Easter promotion

Emoji The Iconic Brand and Top Lotus has partnered with Brazil’s market leader in chocolate confectionery, Top Cau for a new Emoji sticker giveaway campaign in the run up to Easter. Top Cau is known for its chocolate products including eggs with a surprise, tablets, and snacks. The firm brings …

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Babybel lands t-shirt design on Boohoo.com courtesy of Bioworld

Babybel has made the leap from the fridge and into the wardrobe, thanks to a new apparel licensing partnership with the online retailer, Boohoo.com. The t-shirt range has been developed by the brand’s apparel licensee, Bioworld, and has been made exclusively for the online fashion retailer. It features the iconic …

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Fears surrounding pensions surface as Debenhams puts administrators on standby

With the accountancy firm KPMG on standby to handle an insolvency process, Debenhams has reportedly failed to make a top-up payment to its pensions scheme this month, meaning that around 10,000 members could be worse off if the company enters administration. On Friday, April 3rd, news emerged that the 242-year-old …

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Licensing chatter: 10 questions with Riverside Brands’ Ashley Holman

In these unprecedented times for the global community, it’s nice to keep connected – and for an industry as reliant on peer to peer networking as the licensing business, maintaining those connections with our industry colleagues is paramount. That’ why Licensing.biz is kicking off a new series of interviews to …

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Carte Blanche’s Me to You partners with Tesco for Mother’s Day £1,000 shopping spree competition

Carte Blanche Greetings’ award-winning Me to You brand has partnered with Tesco for the seventh year running to offer customers the chance to win a £1,000 shopping spree for Mother’s Day. The campaign will roll out across 400 of the supermarket giant’s stores, and will be hosted online, as well …

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Rainbow’s 44 Cats leaps into UK retail spearheaded by Lisle Licensing

Rainbow’s 44 Cats has landed on its feet across UK broadcasters and retail thanks to a growing popularity on channels such as Pop TV, Nick Jr, and Nick Jr Too, as well as a licensing programme spearheaded by Lisle Licensing. Already a nightwear collection from TDP Textile Aykroyds is poised …

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