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U.S. & Canada

Canadian Licensed Retail Sales Lag Behind U.S. in Growth; Bright Spots Emerge Up North

Licensed retail sales in the U.S. and Canada grew a combined 1.4% in 2018. In the U.S., a relatively dampened growth rate nevertheless propelled the territory to hit the $100 billion licensed retail sales mark for the first time…

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TLL Charts

Happy Brandiversary!

Keep track of every brandiversary, from Angry Bird’s 10th to the Mayflower’s 400th. We’ve identified 31 brands…

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Olympics Help Propel 4.0% Boost in South Korea Licensed Retail Sales

Retail sales of licensed merchandise jumped 4.0% to reach $443 million in 2018, according to The Licensing Letter…

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Who’s News: August 2019

The latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: Netflix, Nike, PUBG, Warner Bros., CPLG, Disney, Discovery, and more…

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Food & Beverage

Back to Basics: Specialty Food Gets Comfortable

The specialty food and beverages market is settling in and getting comfortable, with sales slowing down to 4.3% growth in 2018 to reach $148.7 billion in the U.S.…

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The Politics of Licensing

The results from TLL’s first survey polling the political preferences of licensing executives and how they affect the licensing business are in!…

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Consolidation Crushes Licensing Expo 2019

This year’s major take-away: Despite major shifts in how players are presenting on the floor, Licensing Expo Las Vegas remains the show to see and to be seen…

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ABG Hands Over Sports Illustrated in $45 Million Up-front Deal to Start-up

Authentic Brands Group hands over operation of newly-acquired sports publication brand Sports Illustrated from Meredith to media distribution start-up The Maven…

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Tariff Talk: Major Licensing Players Throw Down the Gauntlet, Others Sit Silent

Six hundred companies recently signed a letter to U.S. governemnt officials pressing the administration lay off tariffs. Among them were some major players in the licensing world…

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Industry Talk

Leading by Example: LIMA Re-brands to Licensing International

The trade association representing the licensing business has a new name, a new website, and a new image. TLL Executive Editor Karina Masolova got on the phone with President Maura Regan to delve deeper…

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