Victoria's Secret lost a trademark dispute with a chain of shirt stores when a London judge said the lingerie brand's "Pink" clothing line could confuse customers with its "sexy, mass-market appeal." L Brands Inc.'s Victoria's Secret infringed trademark rights owned by London-based Thomas Pink Ltd., Judge Colin Birss said in a written decision. He said customers in Europe might associate the traditional shirtmaker with underwear, which would cause a "detriment to the repute" of its brand.

HIT Entertainment partnered with online retailer Gilt Groupe for an exclusive Thomas & Friends three-day sale on Gilt Children through the Gilt mobile app Aug. 26-28, followed by a retail event on Aug. 28-Sept. 2. Curated by Gilts buyers, the sale offerings include Thomas & Friends apparel, footwear, toys, books, and home furnishings available at a discounted price. Thomas & Friends is the type of classic, iconic brand that appeals to our consumers and we are glad that we had the opportunity to work with HIT Entertainment on this very special promotion, says Rachel Jarrett, general manager, Gilt

Women’s apparel retailer Cache reported Wednesday that it narrowed its loss for the quarter ended Oct.2 to $5 million, compared with a loss of $6.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Revenue rose 1.3% to $45.5 million, from $44.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2009. Same-store sales were flat, as compared with a decrease of 21.7% in the prior year.Thomas Reinckens, chairman and CEO, said: “As we begin the important holiday season, we recognize that the environment remains challenging and as such we will continue to focus on our key merchandising initiatives while reducing promotional offers as compared

In anticipation of Halloween, Toys"R"Us stores in the U.S. are opening up in-store "boo"tiques featuring a wide assortments of costumes, safety products and more. The Halloween offerings, also available at, include a number of licensed character costumes from properties such as Disney's Toy Story and Princesses, HIT Entertainment's Thomas & Friends, Saban Brands' Power Rangers and Marvel's Batman and Wonder Woman. In addition, TRU and Disney have created exclusive costumes to support the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, including Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Jasmine from Aladdin, Cinderella

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