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Walmart is partnering with Mattel to host another “Hot Wheels Legends Tour,” a traveling car show in search of a custom car worthy of becoming immortalized as a Hot Wheels die-cast toy.

Kroger is shining a spotlight on Hasbro tabletop games, and frozen, snack and beverage SKUs from a variety of manufacturers through a "Family Fun Night" program.

Best Buy took promoting Nintendo's recently released Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video game for Nintendo Switch to the next level, offering early-access demo events as well as opening early for the launch.

Target is responding to the resurrected popularity of vinyl records by showcasing a new private label turntable and an expanded vinyl assortment in time for the holiday season.

BJ’s Wholesale Club is one of many retailers that responded to the demise of Toys "R" Us by ramping up its toy offerings this holiday season.

Manufacturer LoCo Cookers earned secondary merchandising space with some exclusive SKUs at Lowe's during the Thanksgiving season.

Forrester's Brendan Witcher outlined four new retail imperatives for 2018 centered on omnichannel commerce that are customer-obsessed and data-led during a keynote at the 2018 Path to Purchase Expo.

Target is shining a spotlight on toys from brands such as MGA Entertainment's L.O.L. Surprise as part of an initiative to lure shoppers to stores this holiday season with more family-friendly events.

Walgreens and Hallmark in November revisited a tactic they’ve used over the last few years, sending a personalized greeting card via traditional mail to consumers who’ve previously purchased the manufacturer’s greeting cards at the chain.

Users now can give their printers voice commands through an Alexa "skill" aligned with the Epson Connect smart home service. 

Aldi wine Advent calendars rolled out to select stores Wednesday, selling out in minutes across multiple locations and hitting ebay.com the same day for exorbitant prices.

Target has reallocated space at nearly 500 of its 1,840-some U.S. stores to grow its toy department ahead of the holidays.

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