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The World of Eric Carle Expands at Babies “R” Us, Target, and Kohl’s

The  Joester Loria Group is working with licensees and retailers to expand the World of Eric Carle product collection.

Babies “R” Us has added new infant developmental toys from Kids Preferred and play and nap mats from Venture Products to its existing program. Target’s See Spot Save program launched 20 World of Eric Carle products this month, including stationery and tote bags from Innovative Designs, socks from PS Brands, and feeding utensils and containers from Zak Designs. Following the success of their World of Eric Carle infant developmental toy inline program, Kohl’s selected the brand for its semi-annual Kohl’s Baby Event, which kicks off in September and offers consumers great deals on the latest baby products.

Momentum for the brand will continue to build as all partners gear up for the 45th Anniversary of Carle’s most famous title, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, in 2014.

New Licensees Appointed for Pinkalicious

The Joester Loria Group, the exclusive licensing agency for the Pinkalicious picture book series, is expanding the brand with a new consumer products program and a new collection of Pinkalicious merchandise. The book series includes the original book title Pinkalicious and two sequels, Purplicious and Goldilicious.

JAKKS Pacific will debut a line of “pinktastic” dolls, toys, and activity items inspired by the series. The line––available at Wal-Mart stores in the fall––will include a small doll assortment of three, a large Pinkalicious doll outfitted in fairy princess wings and a crown, a plush doll of Pinkalicious’s friend Goldie, and the Pinkalicious Activity Easel that includes pink paper, markers, glitter, and stickers.

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