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HASBRO INC. has moved a step closer to finalizing its acquisition of multimedia company Entertainment One. The deal is expected to give Hasbro's long line of toys and characters increased international exposure through additional film, television, and music platforms. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Entertainment One shareholders approve acquisition by Hasbro

PAWTUCKET – Shareholders voted Thursday to approve the proposal for Pawtucket-based toymaker Hasbro Inc. to buy Entertainment One Ltd. for $4 billion, Hasbro announced...
HASBRO'S Frozen dolls are expected to have a large market share in the fourth quarter, coinciding with a release of Disney's Frozen 2. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO ILLUSTRATION/MARISA GERTZ

The race is on to be this holiday’s hottest doll–and billions...

NEW YORK – Holiday Barbie has some fierce competition this coming shopping season, and more than playtime is at stake.As the critical fourth quarter...
HASBRO WAS NAMED among the top 100 companies in the country by Working Mother. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Hasbro named among top 100 companies by Working Mother

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. was named among the 2019 Working Mother Best 100 Companies, the company announced Wednesday.It was the first time the company...
HASBRO HAS ENTERED into an agreement with Entertainment One to acquire eOne for about $4 billion. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Opinion: Hasbro’s $4B Peppa Pig offer looks a little skinny

At first glance, Entertainment One Ltd. and Hasbro Inc. make for ideal bedfellows. The former makes kids TV hit Peppa Pig, the latter is...
FUN, YES, BUT MUCH MORE: Hasbro CEO and Chairman Brian Goldner takes part in a 2016 companywide effort to pack toys for children and families, part of the company’s ongoing philanthropic efforts and one which its decision to cut back on plastic packaging is consistent with. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

By reducing plastic use, Hasbro improves itself and the earth

With its announcement on Aug. 20 that it is looking to eliminate virtually all plastic packaging for its products, Pawtucket-based Hasbro Inc. continues to...
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Signature volunteer programs keep Hasbro employees giving back

LENDING A HAND: Team Hasbro members Hannah Petrie, foreground, senior coordinator on the employee experience team at Hasbro Inc., and project engineer Bethany Whalen,...
HASBRO HAS ENTERED into an agreement with Entertainment One to acquire eOne for about $4 billion, the biggest deal in Hasbro's history, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Hasbro buys Peppa Pig owner in $4B deal

NEW YORK – Toymaker Hasbro Inc. will buy Entertainment One Ltd. for about $4 billion, its biggest deal ever, according to data compiled by...
HASBRO PLANS TO eliminate "virtually all plastic in packaging" of its products by the end of 2022. / COURTESY HASBRO

Hasbro to phase out plastic packaging

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro plans to phase out plastic from packaging for virtually all of its new products by the end of 2022, the company...
A 10% TARIFF on some Chinese products on many holiday-shopping lists will be delayed by Trump administration until mid-December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN

U.S. delays China tariffs on some holiday-shopping favorites

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration will delay until mid-December the 10% tariff on some Chinese products on many holiday-shopping lists.By granting a grace period...
HASBRO'S SECOND-QUARTER profit totaled $13.4 million. In the fall of 2017 the company held HasCon, an event that showcased Hasbro's brands - including Monopoly - and licensed products. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Hasbro profit declines on pension settlement while sales push up

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. reported a profit of $13.4 million in the second quarter, a 77.7% decline from the same 2018 period. Earnings per diluted...
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