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Hasbro Brands president Jonathan Berkowitz steps down following 17-year tenure

Hasbro Brands president, Jonathan Berkowitz has stepped down from his role following a 17 year tenure with the company. An internal memo emailed to staff this week from hasbro president and chief operating officer, John Frascotti, stated: “I wanted to let you know that Jonathan Berkowitz is leaving Hasbro to …

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Hasbro taps WildBrain CPLG for licensing across the Nordics

Hasbro has appointed WildBrain CPLG as its new sub-representative in the Nordics, including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Faroe Islands and Greenland beginning January 1, 2020. Under the new agreement, WildBrain CPLG will represent Hasbro’s merchandise, publishing, promotions and short-term location based entertainment businesses across the Nordic region. “As Hasbro …

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Hasbro releases flurry of Monopoly editions, including Speed, Longest Game Ever and a niche Primark themed game

Amid a flurry of recent releases under its iconic board gaming brand, Hasbro has introduced some pretty quirky new takes on the Monopoly board game, including a lightning fast version, a prolonged ‘longest ever version’, and the ultra-niche Primark-themed version. Let’s start with the most bizarre. Because it will take …

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UK competitions watchdog CMA to probe Hasbro’s $4bn takeover of eOne

Hasbro’s $4bn takeover of Entertainment One is to face probing from the Competition and Markets Authority over whether the proposed acquisition would result in a ‘substantial lessening of competition’ under UK rules. It appeared that the bid was a done deal in all but its name when eOne and Hasbro …

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Hasbro gives My Little Pony franchise a new look with Pony Life

Hasbro is giving its hit My Little Pony franchise a new look for 2020 with the launch of a new animated series produced by its Allspark Animation unit, called My Little Pony: Pony Life. Launching in 2020, the series will be supplemented with a ‘robust product line’ inspired by characters …

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Hasbro to build live immersive experience around Monopoly with Selladoor Worldwide

Hasbro has embarked on a new partnership with the international theatre producer Selladoor Worldwide to develop a new, immersive experience around its iconic Monopoly brand. Due to open at a secret location in London in 2020, the Monopoly experience is expected to incorporate a 75-minute segment featuring challenges for teams …

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Hasbro feels toys tariff fallout as Q3 delivers lower than expected financials

Hasbro has felt the fallout of the US-China tariff tiff, pointing towards the threat of further taxes on toys as a reason for its lower than expected third quarter financials. Hasbro booked net earnings of $212.9 million or $1.67 a share in Q3 this year, down from $263.9 million, or …

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Cluedo just had a renovation thanks to a global competition with Houzz

The votes are in and the winner can now be revealed; a luxurious bathroom will replace the hall on the Cluedo game board, thanks to an exclusive partnership between Hasbro and the home and interiors specialist, Houzz. The home renovation platform teamed with the toy company to renovate the the …

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Hasbro board of directors approve $4bn Entertainment One acquisition

Hasbro’s board of directors has approved the $4 billion acquisition of Entertainment One, the global entertainment powerhouse confirmed Thursday afternoon. The deal – that now puts the global toymaker in control of eOne’s IP such as the pre-school hit Peppa Pig and PJ Masks – was met with ‘overwhelming shareholder …

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Hasbro names Matthew Austin president and GM for European sales and marketing

Hasbro has appointed a new president and general manager for its European sales and marketing team, in the form of Matthew Austin. In his new role, Austin will be leading Hasbro SA’s services and distribution network across Europe. He joins from :Lindt & Sprungli, where he was CEO for the …

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