June 23, 2015

Disney and Ralph Lauren, vertical brands with a strong retail presence, are the highest-ranked retailers in a new Brand Keys survey of what brands U.S. consumers consider the most patriotic.

May 20, 2015

Disney Store has opened its first store — and largest store to date — in Shanghai, China. With 9,257 sq. ft. of shopping space, the flagship also features an outdoor plaza.

May 18, 2015

 Walt Disney World resort will soon offer a slew of new shopping and dining options.

April 21, 2015

Pandora Jewelry, in collaboration with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, has opened dedicated shops within two Disney merchandise locations: Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and La Mascarade d'Orleans in Disneyland park in California.

March 24, 2015

Global Visual Group (GVG) has appointed 30-year retailing veteran Tony Mancini as CEO.

February 27, 2015

Planet Hollywood, is transforming its Orlando flagship location into a four-story star-gazing observatory set to debut in spring 2016.

February 11, 2015

J.C. Penney Co. said it plans to expand its in-store Disney shop concept, currently featured in 565 stores, to an additional 116 stores this year.

June 20, 2014

Starbucks Corp. has opened its first company-operated store at Walt Disney World Resort, a nearly 4,000-sq.-ft. site at Downtown Disney West Side in Orlando, Florida.

June 3, 2014

In collaboration with Disney, Starbucks Corp. has opened its first company-operated store at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida, a nearly 4,000-sq.-ft. location at Downtown Disney West Side.

March 27, 2014

Caruso Affiliated has appointed Judy Johnson to the newly created post of chief marketing and communications officer.

March 17, 2014

The Disney and Starbucks brands provide design inspiration for the coffee giant's first company-run location on Disney property in the United States.

March 13, 2014

Starbucks has opened up its first company-operated store on a Disney property, at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, Calif.

March 10, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Company and the Disneyland Resort will open a new company-owned Starbucks location at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, Calif.

November 14, 2013

Disney U.K. is teaming up with Harrods to open a Cinderella-inspired "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique" at the world famous department store, marking the first time that a Disney Parks and Resorts concept has been recreated in the United Kingdom.

October 25, 2013

The Walt Disney Co. announced plans to open its first store in mainland China, in Shanghai.

October 3, 2013

J.C. Penney is expanding its baby and kids departments with the launch of several exclusive brands.

May 1, 2013

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores has hired former Disney and J.C. Penney’s executive Kris Arabia as VP of product development.

March 14, 2013

Walt Disney World Resort announced the multi-year transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs, which will feature an eclectic and contemporary mix of stores, dining options and entertainment experiences from Disney and other noteworthy brands.

January 18, 2013

By Bruce Jones, Disney Institute

September 19, 2012

Disney has joined the roster of brands that will be setting up shop in J.C. Penney Co., with Disney children’s boutiques opening in Penney stores next fall, Women’s Wear Daily reported.

September 6, 2012

The Walt Disney Co. will open its first store under the Disney Baby banner, USA Today reported.

June 6, 2012

Claire’s Stores Inc. has named James D. Fielding, former president of Disney Stores Worldwide, as CEO, effective June 18, 2012.

April 23, 2012

Starbucks Coffee Co. has announced a partnership to open a store inside each of the six Disney properties in California and Florida.

June 10, 2011

The Walt Disney Co. will open its first-ever Disney Baby store next year at the Americana in Glendale, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reported.