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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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Accessories

Face Masks, Other Protective Wearables Set to Boost Licensed Accessories Sales by Over $500 Million in 2020

The Licensing Letter estimates that cloth face masks, neck gaiters, scarves, bandanas, and other “protective wearables” will boost retail sales of licensed accessories by anywhere between $500 million and $750 million in 2020 within the U.S.…


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Royalties

Average Industry-Wide Royalty Rate Up 0.7 Percentage Points to Reach 8.87% in 2019

The average royalty rate for consumer products licensing contracts jumped 0.7 percentage points to reach 8.87% in 2019, according to TLL’s 2019–2020 Licensing Business Survey…


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Worldwide

Top Licensed Retail Sales Figures to Have On-hand in the New Year

While TLL is crunching the official stats for 2019 over the next month, here are some figures and trends we’re tracking for next year…


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Licensed Sales

A Decade in Review: Hindsight is 20/20

In terms of licensed retail sales, the story of the last decade is one of recovery from the impact of the Great Recession of 2007–2009, which directly resulted in a -11.5% decline in licensed retail sales in 2009 in the U.S. and Canada…


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Fashion

Fashion Brand-based Growth Led by Accessories; Bags, Headwear Big Winners of 2018

Retail sales of licensed fashion brand-based merchandise grew 1.6% in 2018 in the U.S. and Canada to reach $22.1 billion, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. Of that growth, 41% came from licensed accessories…


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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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Cannabis

Last Week’s 4/20 Sales Reached $182 Million; Licensed Sales Still Lagging Behind Potential

Retail sales of cannabis and related merchandise reached $182 million during the 4/20 holiday period, up 30% from last year, according to MJ Freeway. TLL estimates that licensed retail sales of cannabis…


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Product Categories

Cosmetics, Toys & Electronics Drive Increases in Industry-wide Royalties in 2018

Roughly two-thirds of the product categories TLL tracks saw nominal bumps in industry-wide royalties in 2018, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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HBA

CBD-infused, Sustainable & Bright: IBS+IECSC Roundup

We attended the 17th annual International Beauty Show (IBS) and International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) in New York City this week, and brought back the buzziest trends from the floor…


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