Disney expects retail sales to reach $23 billion

Mark Chediak | Sentinel Staff Writer
Posted June 21, 2006

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The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it expects retail sales of its merchandise to jump 10 percent this fiscal year to $23 billion, driven in part by demand for products tied to its summer movies including the Pixar film Cars.

The entertainment company said continued demand for its Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and Disney Princess goods will lift sales. It also anticipates a heightened interest in products linked to upcoming movie releases such as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.