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Distribution Channels

Discounters, Specialty Channels Drive Licensed Entertainment/Character Sales in 2019

Brick-and-mortar channels fielded 81.2% of all licensed entertainment- and character-based sales in 2019, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. Physical retail’s share of U.S. and Canadian sales has decreased…


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Back-to-School

Licensed Back-to-School Sales Expected to Rise 2.0% in 2020

Licensed back-to-school sales are expected to climb to $9.6 billion in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Licensing Letter’s estimates. With licensed retail sales up 2.0%, or $188 million, the back-to-school season is expected to help bolster recovery…


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Entertainment/Character

Licensed Entertainment/Character Sales Jump 3.7% to $13.5 Billion in U.S. & Canada

Retail sales of licensed entertainment- and character-based merchandise were up 3.7% in 2019 within the U.S. and Canada, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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People

Who’s News: August 2020

The latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: Condé Nast, Ubisoft, IDW Publishing, Activision Blizzard, Abysse Corp., pocket.watch, Insight Editions, and more…


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People

Who’s News: July 2020

The latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: Spin Master, Cloudco Entertainment, Endemol, Netflix, Paramount Pictures, Scholastic Publishing, WWE, and more…


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Retail

Licensed Ecommerce Sales Jump 3.5%, Outpacing B&M Channel Growth in 2019

Licensed retail sales in the U.S. and Canada were up 3.2% in 2019, with ecommerce sales outpacing the industry average at 3.5% growth and sales through brick and mortar channels up 3.0% per TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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Property Types

Corporate Trademarks/Brands Propel 3.3% Increase in Global Licensed Retail Sales in 2019

Of the five major property types TLL tracks worldwide, corporate trademarks/brands saw the largest year-over-year growth in licensed retail sales in both dollar value and percentage change…


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Partnerships

Mergers, Acquisitions & Partnerships

The latest in M&A and partnership round-ups from Coty, Genius Brands/POW!, Gap/Yeezy, Disney, Real Madrid, and more…


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Worldwide

Global Licensed Sales Clear $180 Billion in 2019; U.S. Drives $3 Billion in Growth Alone

Licensed retail sales worldwide climbed 3.3% to reach $180.7 billion in 2019, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. This is the fastest…


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U.S. & Canada

Licensed Retail Sales in U.S. & Canada Jump 3.2% to Reach $114 Billion in 2019

Licensed retail sales in the U.S. and Canada jumped 3.2% in 2019 to reach $114.0 billion in total, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey…


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