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HASBRO ANNOUNCED THE second HasCon, the company's in-house convention that debuted in September, will take place in September 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Hasbro plans second HasCon in 2019

PROVIDENCE –The second iteration of the HasCon event will take place Sept. 6-8, 2019, at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center,...
TOYS "R" US' bankruptcy filing affected both Hasbro Inc.'s and Mattel Inc.'s fourth quarter projections. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Toys ‘R’ Us bankruptcy hangs over toymakers as holidays approach

NEW YORK - When Toys “R” Us Inc. filed for bankruptcy last month, it vowed to keep operating stores, boosting investor optimism that the impact...
HASBRO INC. reported third-quarter profit of $265.6 million despite Toys R Us declaring bankruptcy during the period. Above, a scene from the first-ever HasCon Hasbro brands convention in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Hasbro posts Q3 profit of $265.6M

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. reported third-quarter profit of $265.6 million Monday, a 3.7 percent increase year over year. Revenue for the quarter was $1.8 billion,...
CONDOMINIUMS ON FISHER Island are seen past the Arsos container ship in the port of Miami. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Alan Hassenfeld buys $8.2 million home, showing Miami’s resilience

NEW YORK - A near-miss from Hurricane Irma doesn’t appear to have dented Miami’s appeal to Alan Hassenfeld. The former CEO of Monopoly maker Hasbro Inc....
TOYS "R" US INC. filed for bankruptcy Monday evening, surprising much of the toy industry. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Toys ‘R’ Us seeks bankruptcy, crushed by debt and online rivals

NEW YORK - Toys “R” Us Inc., the once-dominant specialty retailer and ultimate toyland for a generation of post-war baby boomers, filed for bankruptcy...
HasCon attendees and staff take turns throwing dice on a Monopoly board, one of many larger-than-life games at the event. PBN PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

First HasCon kicks off in Providence

PROVIDENCE - Hasbro Inc. kicked off its first-ever HasCon event Friday, a celebration of the company’s brands, which span from Transformers and Star Wars...

DPPC celebrates opening of Brandon’s Beach at Burnside Park

PROVIDENCE – Brandon’s Beach at Burnside Park, a new destination playground, was scheduled to be unveiled by the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy during an...
DESPITE INVESTORS' WORRIES, toy sales are still performing well. / BLOOMBERG GADFLY

Analysis: Don’t let Mattel spook you – the toy business...

NEW YORK - It's been a tough week for some of the titans of the toy aisle. Mattel Inc. reported on Thursday that, even as...
OUTDOOR SPACE: The Radeke Garden, just outside Danforth Hall at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, is one of the attractions for corporate outings. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. schools offer unique settings for doing business

The Rhode Island School of Design’s art museum is home to one of the three largest university art collections in the nation. Its colorful...
THE NEW TANSFORMERS MOVIE, from the series based on Hasbro Inc.'s toys, is off to a slow start at the box office. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

New `Transformers’ off to slow start as Paramount seeks hit

NEW YORK - Director Michael Bay will deliver his final installment in the “Transformers” movie series this week at a time when  Paramount Pictures...

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