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Mothercare strikes five-year deal to sell products in Boots

Mothercare has struck a new deal to sell its products through the High Street retailer, Boots, in a bid to maintain its presence on the UK retail scene following its collapse into administration last month. Mothercare’s UK operations – its stores and website – are set to close in early …

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Peanuts continues global push with new fashion collection at Middle Eastern retailer, Riva

WildBrain CPLG is continuing to push the Peanuts brand out to the world stage, this time with the debut of an extensive fashion collection at Riva stores across the Middle East. The new collection is made up of over 50 unique pieces, spanning kids and ladies wear, and sees Snoopy …

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Brands In expands into accessories in new Friends and Riverdale deal for New Look

Brands In, a specialist in licensed fashion apparel, has broadened its category offering by expanding into the accessories market.  The company has initially unveiled its new lines at retail exclusively in New Look, showcasing two Warner Bros. key properties, Friends and Riverdale. Faye Walton, head of buying, accessories and lifestyle, …

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Hasbro partners with Primark to launch a very niche Monopoly edition this year

Amid a flurry of recent releases under its iconic board gaming brand, Hasbro has introduced some pretty quirky new takes on the Monopoly board game, including a lightning fast version, a prolonged ‘longest ever version’, and the ultra-niche Primark-themed version. Let’s start with the most bizarre. Because it will take …

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Poetic Brands extends partnership with ASOS for Smiley clothing and accessories range

Licensed clothing specialist, Poetic Brands, has expanded its partnership with ASOS for a new collection of clothing and accessories featuring the globally recognised Smiley brand. The Reclaimed Vintage line includes strikingly designed sweatshirts, joggers, hoodies and co-ords, aimed at a twenty-something unisex audience. The range also incorporates accessories including a …

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Sanrio partners with Liverpool Football Club for exclusive Hello Kitty collaboration

Reds fans can now get their hands on a new collection of exclusive Hello Kitty x Liverpool Football Club merchandise, thanks to a new global collaboration between the club and Japanese creator, Sanrio in celebration of Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary. Made up of a wide variety of products for children, …

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Oliver’s Brighton: Meet the award-winning indie retailer with a penchant for magic

Plucked straight from the cobbled streets of Diagon Alley and landed halfway up Brighton’s Trafalgar St., one of the city’s many centralised shopping destinations, resides Oliver’s Brighton, an olde world trinket store, dedicated to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter franchise. Your guide among its shelves upon shelves of officially …

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FAO Schwarz is building out a worldwide licensing programme with Global Icons

The iconic trans-Atlantic toy retailer, FAO Schwarz is growing its global licensing activity thanks to a new agreement with Global Icons that will look to build brand licensing collaborations across experiential, fashion, food and drink, and infant markets. FAO Schwarz is the world-renowned 150 year old toy store that recently …

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Edgar the excitable Dragon is the star of John Lewis’ Christmas ad and the merch is already in

When the John Lewis Christmas ad dropped at 7am this morning, it became apparent that the retailer – now known for causing the media sensation of the year each November in the run up to the festive season – was going back to what it does best. One year on …

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Frozen II, Toy Story 4 and big brands make up Dream Toys Top 12 Toys List

Silver screen royalty is driving the must-have toy wish lists this Christmas, as Disney’s Frozen II and Toy Story 4 make this year’s Dream Toys’ Top 12 Toys list. Joined by perennial favourites like Barbie, Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol, this year’s Top 12 Toys list – issued by the …

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