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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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Beauty

Celebrating the Beauty in Diversity

Wrapping up the latest in diverse intiatives from fashion and beauty leaders like Kimora Lee Simmons, MAC/Disney, Nikita Dragun, Calvin Klein, and Marvel…


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Licensing Law

On Notice: Sportswear, Organics & Bankruptcy Updates

Puma comes under fire from In-N-Out Burger while Addidas can’t shake a suit, the Organic Trade Association fights fraud, Gymboree’s assets are snapped up, and GMM and Hearst reveal their plans for Defy Media’s brands…


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Toys/Games

Show Me the Money: Toycos Report Depressed Sales FY2018

With a few exceptions, every major publicly-traded toyco reported a drop in sales of licensed toys/games. TLL breaks down how the year went for Mattel, Hasbro, Jakks Pacific, Lego, and Funko…


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