Toys R Us: Will Its Closure Lead To A Toy Pop-Up Explosion?

The widely reported, seemingly imminent demise of Toys R Us is sure to make a significant impact in the toy industry. Aside from placement in big box stores including Target and Walmart, toy companies such as Hasbro and Mattel will become increasingly reliant on online retailers. While this may be satisfactory for companies’ top selling…

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ESPN: NEW PRESIDENT HIRED, NEW STREAMING SERVICE COMING

ESPN has¬†announced the hire of Disney executive James Pitaro as the network’s new president. According to the company’s announcement, Pitaro’s top priorities include launching the ESPN+ direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service (debuting this spring). Given his previous position as chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, it sounds like he could be a strong fit…

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