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HASBRO HAS SIGNED a licensing agreement with Blizzard Entertainment to become the global master toy licensee for the Overwatch franchise, which is based around a popular PC and console video game. / COURTESY BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT

Hasbro signs toy licensing deal with Blizzard’s Overwatch video game

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with Blizzard Entertainment Inc. to become the master toy licensee for the Overwatch franchise, the...
HASBRO AND CVS HEALTH were named among Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 2018 Top 100 Corporate Citizens. / COURTESY CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY MAGAZINE

Hasbro and CVS named among 100 Best Corporate Citizens rankings

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island-based companies, Hasbro Inc. and CVS Health Corp., ranked on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list released...
HASBRO CEO BRIAN GOLDNER said that the company made a tactical error, releasing toys too far ahead of the Star Wars franchise’s most recent movie. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

Hasbro CEO admits making strategic mistake with ‘Last Jedi’ toys

PAWTUCKET - The force wasn’t with Hasbro Inc. during its latest Star Wars merchandising push. CEO Brian Goldner says the company goofed by releasing toys...
LEGO GROUP A/S reported a $5.8 billion revenue and a $1.29 billion profit in 2017. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARTIN DIVISEK

Lego CEO says he’s `not satisfied’ with results achieved in 2017

NEW YORK - Europe’s biggest toy maker reported its first decline in revenue in 13 years as it pays the price for letting its...
HASBRO HAS MADE more toys for “Black Panther,’’ than it has for any other Marvel character in its first full-length movie. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SPRINGER

‘Black Panther’ rocks toys as Hasbro revives merchandising

NEW YORK - Hasbro Inc. didn’t need to read the Zeitgeist to predict more than a year ago that “Black Panther’’ would be a...
HASBRO INC. was named among Ethisphere Institute's 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies.

Ethisphere Institute names Hasbro among most ethical companies in world

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. was named by Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies. The Pawtucket-headquartered toy company has made...
HASBRO AND MATTEL have a significant share of sales through Toys "R" Us. / BLOOMBERG

Opinion: Hasbro and Mattel have the tools to build a comeback

NEW YORK - While much of the retail industry is still basking in the glow of strong holiday sales, two big names in the toy...
STAR WARS TOY SALES declined in the fourth quarter, defying investors expectations. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

`Star Wars’ toy sales fall as movie-tie fatigue sets in

NEW YORK - The warning signs for the toy industry started last year when “Cars 3” - considered a surefire success - proved lackluster for...

4 R.I. companies make WSJ’s Management Top 250

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island companies were named to the Wall Street Journal’s Management Top 250 list Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal, in conjunction with...
MATTEL HAS INFORMED Hasbro that its acquisition proposal undervalues the company. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Mattel drops on report that it rebuffed approach from Hasbro

NEW YORK - Mattel Inc. slipped in late trading on a report that it rebuffed a takeover approach from rival Hasbro Inc., spurning a deal...
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