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Retail Notes

Retail news from Books-A-Million, Target Canda, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics…

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Smell of Success

A pair of world famous celebrities are celebrating 10 years of fruitful fragrance licensing collaborations with the release of special 10th anniversary limited edition products that are both currently available…

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Digital Celebs

Grumpy Cat Grows Her Brand

Digital celebrity Grumpy Cat continues to ride the cyber wave by making new license agreements with Dynamite Comics, Playrific, and Bay Northwest…

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New Channel for Chanel

Bowing to the inevitable, Chanel announced that it will begin engaging in e-commerce probably by the end of 2016. The move includes three of the Métier d’Art companies owned by Chanel’s Paraffection subsidiary, including…

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Licensing Law

Court Nixes Lawsuit Over NFL’s Photo License

A group of photographers sued the NFL claiming that its exclusive licensing deal with the AP and Getty Images allowing the League to use stock images royalty-free are an illegal throttling of competition. But the New York federal court disagreed and dismissed the case. The exclusive deals didn’t reduce output of licensed NFL photos on the market or raise prices for consumers, said the court…

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Minions Go Mobile

A new partnership between video game maker Electronic Arts, Minions producer Illumination Entertainment and Universal Partnerships & Licensing will bring the quirky yellow creatures and other characters from upcoming illumination films to mobile games, beginning with Minions Paradise

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Jessica Simpson Brand Sold to Sequentia;

Sequential Brands Group has agreed to acquire a majority interest in the Jessica Simpson Collection brand, including master license rights, from Camuto Group. Although the price has not been disclosed, you can bet that it is significantly higher than the $15 million the late Vince Camuto paid for the master license in 2005…

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April 6, 2015

Who’s News

Follow the latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: 41e, American Greetings, Amscan, FremantleMedia, Nordic Licensing Co., Toys ‘R’ Us, and more…

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Mass Retail Fashion Licensing Targets Men

Very quietly and with little fanfare, mass retailer Target launched Target Collective, a curated collection of Americanmade men’s fashion products from six different designers: Billykirk (bags and accessories); Owen & Fred (soap and accessories); Taylor… . . . read more

Pet Products

Martha Goes to the Dogs

Martha Stewart Living Omnipedia released a new line of natural dog treats exclusively at Petsmart. The Martha Stewart Pets Treat shop line is available in five flavors and was supposedly inspired by the biscuits the duchess of the domestic makes for her own pooches…

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