November 1, 2011 |
James Fielding, the president of Disney Stores Worldwide, has bought a house in Pasadena for $2.048 million, public records show. The midcentury modern-style house, built in 1955, features raised fireplaces in the living and family rooms, skylights, built-ins, a children's playroom, six bedrooms and five bathrooms in more than 4,200 square feet. The half-acre of grounds includes fruit trees and a rose garden. Fielding has held his position since 2008. At the end of last year he sold another Midcentury house in Pasadena for $2.325 million.
May 17, 2011 |
SEATTLE — It's no wonder that stores post-recession are working harder to keep themselves at the forefront of shoppers' minds. Gone are the days of easy credit and soaring home values. Today's price-minded shoppers aim to spend within their means, and they scour the Web for deals. So if you're Walt Disney Co., and you want to increase the amount of time and money spent inside your stores, you sell the same popular merchandise as before but try to make it an experience. Take, for example, Disney's new store in Seattle.
June 29, 2010 |
Walt Disney Co. plans to unveil a new look for its Disney Stores on Tuesday in Montebello, and this time, instead of pixie dust, the company is relying on a heavy sprinkling of interactive technology. "We felt that we needed to reinvent Disney retail and create an environment that really gave children the best 30 minutes of their day," said Jim Fielding, president of Disney Stores Worldwide. That half hour, to be rolled out to Disney Stores worldwide, features a castle with a "magic" mirror in which a princess appears to tell a story whenever a child stands in front of it wearing a crown or holding a wand.
March 27, 2008 |
Children's Place Retail Stores Inc. said its Hoop Holdings unit, which operates the Disney Store chain, has filed for bankruptcy protection. Children's Place said last week that it planned to let Walt Disney Co. take control of about two-thirds of the 335 stores in the Disney Store chain. About 115 remaining stores were expected to close.
December 23, 2006 |
This holiday season, more than 300 Disney Stores are putting an old favorite back in the Walt Disney Co. stocking: cash. The Burbank entertainment company in 2004 sold its problematic U.S. and Canadian retail shops to Children's Place Retail Stores Inc. Now that move is paying off big time. Under terms of the deal, Disney in November started receiving licensing fees equal to 5% of the stores' revenue. Sales are exceeding expectations, and surging as Christmas approaches.
March 25, 2005 |
Children's Place Retail Stores Inc. said it was expanding its newly acquired Disney Store chain into outlet malls. The company, which acquired the chain from Walt Disney Co. in November, said it planned to open a store in Central Valley, N.Y., this weekend and planned five more openings this year. Children's Place said when the deal was announced that it would spend as much as $100 million to remodel and run the 313 Disney locations, and might expand to as many as 600 stores.