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Mattel has often looked to be part of the buzz around New York Fashion Week and Toy Fair with its iconic fashion doll Barbie, and this year's no different. The toymaker is kicking off a new advertising campaign for Barbie that will try to play up the doll's fashion credentials, and at the heart of the campaign's kick-off is a larger-than-life Barbie Dream Closet on display at Lincoln Center.
America's obsession with food and restaurant-style meals they can make at home are cooking up some fine holiday sales at Sur la Table, CEO Jack Schwefel told CNBC Tuesday.
Sales of Activision Blizzard's games, particularly "Modern Warfare 3" and "Skylanders," performed "better than our expectation," CEO Bobby Kotick told CNBC Monday, without giving details. That achievement looks even better considering the games sold at full price, not at huge Black Friday discounts.
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Companies that have dominated the toy market have sometimes rolled out products that may have seemed like a joke to potential buyers. Here are a few examples.
When he was 17, Fred DeLuca borrowed $1,000 from a family friend to start a sandwich shop, with the goal of paying for college. That was in 1965. Today, his humble shop — Subway — is the largest sandwich franchise in the world, with 34,000 locations in 94 countries and sales of more than $13 billion in 2009 alone. Much of that growth is thanks to franchising.
Brewer Grupo Modelo has kept a lid on the price of hops and barley for the first half of the year but that could be changing just in time for barbeque season.
Christie's is auctioning off one of the rarest and most iconic Andy Warhol's in existence and it could bring upward of $30 million. Brett Gorvy, Christie's deputy chair, unveils the artist's self portrait.