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July 25, 2014 - Musical instrument manufacturer Peavey Electronics is showing brand new officially licensed guitars and accessories at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Attendees have the opportunity to test drive, purchase and win guitars adorned with graphics based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spider-Man, Star Wars and more.

Read more: Peavey Electronics Unveil New Licensed Products at Comic-Con

July 24, 2014 – Looney Labs is introducing a new assortment of tabletop games at Comic-Con International including new Fluxx games inspired by hit shows on Cartoon Network.

Regular Show Fluxx highlights the hit show’s lead characters, a blue jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby, who are best friends working as groundskeepers at a local park. Created by JG Quintel, more than 150 Regular Show episodes have been created since the Emmy Award-winning series debuted on Cartoon Network in September 2010.

Read more: Looney Labs Debuts Fall Line-Up

July 23, 2014 - Humble Bundle and award-winning publisher IDW Publishing, under license from Hasbro, are kicking off San Diego Comic-Con with a digital comic collection of epic proportions. Customers can pay what they want while also supporting a child-focused charity in the Transformers Humble Bundle presented by IDW.

Read more: Say Hello to the Transformers Humble Bundle

July 21, 2014 - Brixmor Property Group, owner and operator of the largest wholly owned U.S. portfolio of grocery-anchored shopping centers, has leased more than 97,000 square feet of retail space to five national retailers at Westminster City Center in Westminster, Colo.  Repositioning several anchor spaces provided an opportunity to enhance the center's merchandising mix with the addition of new retailers including Ross Dress for Less, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store, Ulta Beauty, Dress Barn and The Tile Shop, all opening this year.

Read more: Westminster City Center Filling Up

July 17, 2014 - Joester Loria Group has announced a new juniors fashion licensee for Pepsi with the addition of JC Fits. The JC Fits Pepsi collection will be launched at MAGIC next month.

JC Fits is a leading manufacturer of fashion apparel, and it will introduce a collection of trend driven Juniors fashion tops into market. The Pepsi line will be refreshed seasonally and is set to include a variety of styles & accents such as tanks, crop tops, fringe and unique cut and sew silhouettes.

Read more: JC Fits Pepsi Just Right

July 16, 2014Rubie’s Costume Company Inc. announced the launch of costumes, masks, accessories and makeup inspired by Marvel Studio’s upcoming action-adventure film, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, from the studio behind global blockbuster franchises including Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor.

Read more: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Costumes from Rubie's

July 15, 2014 – Following Licensing Expo 2014, Epic Rights, the full service, global branding, merchandising and rights management company representing the merchandising, licensing, e-commerce and digital media interests of legendary rock band KISS, has secured its first raft of licensing agreements with Bif Bang Pow!, Figures Toy Company and K’NEX Brands for the development of new toy lines for the iconic brand. 

“There continues to be an incredible demand for anything KISS, as evidenced by the quality and quantity of licensing partners that the band and the brand attract, and we look forward to working with Bif Bang Pow!, Figures Toy and K’NEX to bring all new product to consumers,” said Juli Boylan-Riddles, Executive Vice President, Global Strategic Partnerships & Licensing, Epic Rights.

Read more: KISS to Rock Retail in 2015

July 14, 2014 - The Internet is the last new frontier, but the tax collectors are finally laying down the law. Ten years ago, Amazon designed a business around sales-tax-free commerce, creating a significant market advantage over brick-and-mortar retailers. Today, Amazon has resigned to the inevitable: that it too will have to comply with the same tax obligations as every other business in America.

So what brought about this change?

Read the full story on the Retail Merchandiser blog