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PET PRODUCTS

Sales of Licensed Pet Products Up 5.2% in 2016

Licensed pet product sales grew 5.2% in 2016, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey, and almost 80% of that has gone to the dogs…


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Back-to-school

Top Trends for the $27-30 Billion Back-to-school Season

Rosy estimates from NRF and Deloitte place K-12 back-to-school retail sales at their highest levels yet. Unpacking the numbers…


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Promotions

Roundup: Promotional Partnerships

See the latest in promotional partnerships

Featuring: Real Madrid and Xbox, Sony Pictures and Nickelodeon, NBCUniversal and Crunchyroll, and more…


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Video Games and Software

The State of Licensing In Mobile

The latest in mobile apps.

Featuring: Sanrio and Bandai Namco, WWE and SEGA, Disney and Apple, a new study from Sesame Workshop, and more…


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PRESCHOOL

Top 20 Preschool Properties in the $12.8 Billion Industry

In 2016, licensed retail sales of preschool brand-based, preschool-oriented merchandise grew 6.7% to reach almost $12.8 billion. The top preschool properties earning over $100 million in global licesed retail sales…


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Food/Beverage

What’s So Special About Food?

The specialty food industry is worth an estimated $126 billion in the U.S., and represents one of the hottest growth areas for licensing. TLL visited the Summer Fancy Food Show for more…


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Art

Art Licensing Up 1.6%; Commercial Growth Steady

Sales of licensed art merchandise grew 1.6% from $5.67 to $5.75 billion in 2016, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. The sector’s steady growth…


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Experiential

Experiential Roundup

See the latest in experiential licensing initiatives worldwide:

Featuring: Nickelodeon, Crayola, Hello Kitty, Häagen-Dazs, and more…


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Cannabis

A Budding Business

At this year’s Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, it became clear that while the business is big, there is a fundamental lack of interest in licensing. TLL estimates that retail sales of licensed cannabis and related accessories was…

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TLL Survey

Up 7.6%, Entertainment/Character Leads 2016 Growth

In 2016, entertainment/character was the fastest-growing of all the major property types TLL tracks. Retail sales were up a stunning 7.6% to reach almost…


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