Tag: American Girl

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2014
Beloved Victorian-Era Character, Samantha Parkington, Returns to the Historical Lineup MIDDLETON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– On August 28, 2014, girls across the country are invited to step into the world of BeForever, American Girl’s line of historical dolls, books, and related accessories that connects girls ages 8 and up with inspiring characters and timeless stories from America’s past. First…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 22, 2014
“A celebration of dance, family, and friendship that every girl will love.”  – Sunny Chanel, The Stir by CafeMom MIDDLETON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– On July 22, American Girl’s 2014 Girl of the Year Isabelle Palmer™ dances her way into the hearts of girls everywhere in a new feature-length movie from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. American Girl: Isabelle…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 22, 2014
—Popular Tourist Destination for Girls and Families Offers Tropical-Themed Fun— MIDDLETON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– School’s out for the summer and American Girl—one of the country’s top experiential retail and tourist destinations—is the place for girls and their families to get away for a fun-filled summer vacation. From May 22 through August 27, American Girl’s 16 store locations nationwide…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 25, 2012
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) announced today that Jessica Dunne, former executive vice president, Licensing, Disney Classic Characters and Disney Baby, was appointed GM & senior vice president, Consumer Products, responsible for overseeing licensing for Mattel’s stable of powerhouse brands, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, Fisher-Price® and American Girl®. Dunne also joins…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 5, 2011
Toymaker Consolidates Leadership of Business Units and Operations Groups EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) today announced the appointment of Bryan Stockton, Mattel’s president of International, to the new position of chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately. This action further aligns Mattel’s senior leadership team with the company’s global strategic initiative to be the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 1, 2010
MIDDLETON, Wis., Sep 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) – American Girl officially announced plans today to say farewell to Felicity Merriman, one of the company’s treasured historical characters introduced in 1991. Felicity’s complete product collection, including her best friend Elizabeth Cole(TM), will soon be removed from American Girl’s catalogue, Web site, and retail stores and placed…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 28, 2010
"Shine On Now" Initiative Encourages Girls to Join Together to Help Change the World MIDDLETON, Wis., Jun 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — To foster a spirit of goodwill and help make the world a brighter place, American Girl is introducing Shine On Now–a new charitable initiative that harnesses the collective power of girls to help…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 17, 2009
First Quarter Highlights •Worldwide net sales down 15 percent; •Domestic gross sales down 6 percent and international gross sales down 23 percent; •Worldwide gross sales for core brands: Barbie® down 5 percent; Hot Wheels® down 3 percent; Core Fisher-Price® down 17 percent and American Girl® brands down 4 percent; •Gross margin increased 80 basis points…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 13, 2008
MIDDLETON, Wis., Oct 13, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) – American Girl officially announced plans today to say farewell to Samantha Parkington, one of the company’s original historical characters introduced in 1986. Samantha’s complete product collection, including her best friend Nellie(TM), will soon be removed from American Girl’s catalogue, Web site, and retail stores and placed in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 23, 2008
EL SEGUNDO, CA (January 23, 2008) – FORTUNE announced today that Mattel [NYSE: MAT], the world’s largest toy company, has been named to the prestigious 11th annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, ranking number 70. Mattel is the only toy company to make the 2008 list. “We’re proud to be named among this…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2007
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., August 28, 2007 – Mattel, Inc. [NYSE:MAT] announced today that the Mattel Board of Directors has authorized the company to increase its previously announced share repurchase program by an additional $500 million. Repurchases will take place from time to time, depending on market conditions. The share repurchase program is one component of…

 

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