May 5, 2014 - MetroNational, owner, manager and developer of Houston's Memorial City, announced today the addition of seven new retailers to the epicenter of their mixed-use property, Memorial City Mall. With the growth of Houston, the affluent demographic within the West Houston area, and the mixed-use nature of the greater Memorial City community, including residential, retail, medical, office and hospitality, the mall continues to shift towards better-bridged tenants, keeping up with its growing consumer base. Seven new retailers—some of which include Vera Bradley, Banana Republic, Soma Intimates and Chico's—will open their doors on a rolling basis.
Read more: Memorial City Mall Adds Seven New Retailers
May 2, 2014 - Vitruvian Partners has led a $66 million Series D round of investment in Farfetch, the global e-commerce site for independent boutiques. Farfetch's existing investors Condé Nast International and Advent Ventures also participated in the round, alongside new investor Richard Chen, Venture Partner at Chinese VC firm Ceyuan.
Read more: E-Com Site Farfetch Raises $66 million
May 1, 2014 – The ballot for the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association’s (LIMA) hotly-anticipated 2014 International Licensing Excellence Awards competition is now set – and it features a record 118 nominees in 20 categories from across the licensing, retailing, promotion, and consumer products arenas. LIMA members may cast their votes online here through Wednesday, May 14. The winners will be announced at the LIMA Opening Night Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 17, during Licensing Expo 2014 in Las Vegas.
Read more: Voting Underway for LIMA International Licensing Excellence Awards
April 30, 2014 - Three Daughters International, LLC, announced the launch of the Global Girl line of dolls, a collection of ethnically diverse dolls and companion books that provide young girls with a window into modern day cultures through play and reading. "We believe the most natural way to promote and teach a global perspective is to pique our children's natural curiosity in the world around them via play and reading. The Global Girl doll brand provides a unique experience that will foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of different cultures and traditions that will better prepare children for the future. Children are primed with a sense of wonder and endless possibility that should be nurtured through thoughtful toys," says Kimberly Briner Conrad, Brand Marketing and Development Consultant, Global Girl.
Read more: Global Girl Introduces Diverse, Educational Dolls and Kid's Books
April 29, 2014 - Walgreens has announced the launch of the 2014 Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP. For six years, Walgreens and AARP have conducted the community outreach program dedicated to providing free preventive and early detection health services to communities across the country. Now through December, Walgreens will use the tour to provide free health tests, assessments, education and consulting services with a renewed commitment to the everyday health of Americans nationwide.
Read more: Walgreens, AARP Lead the Way to Well Health
April 28, 2014 - TAG Heuer, the world leader in prestigious and high-end chronographs, announced the signing of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to a long-term partnership as a TAG Heuer Brand Ambassador. Two-time Ballon d'Or winner, Real Madrid forward and Captain of the Portugal team for the coming World Cup in Brazil, Cristiano Ronaldo joins a roster of TAG Heuer sports stars and celebrities that includes film actors Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio, WTA tennis champion Maria Sharapova, Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier and the entire crew of 2013 America's Cup winner Oracle Team USA.
Read more: Cristiano Ronaldo Joins TAG Heuer as Global Ambassador
April 25, 2014 - Pandora Jewelry and the National Football League (NFL) have joined forces to introduce a collection of Pandora charms to represent each of the League's 32 teams. The collection will hit Pandora retailers in the United States starting May 1, and also will be available for purchase online at www.NFLShop.com and in select stadium shops.
Read more: Pandora, NFL Team Up
April 24, 2014 - Under Armour opened the doors of its newest specialty retail location today at 583 Broadway in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. With a focus on cutting-edge products and design, the SoHo Brand House is Under Armour's largest retail store to date and an example of the brand's commitment to offering customers a superior shopping experience.
Read more: Under Armour Opens "Brand House" Specialty Store in NYC
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