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Back-to-School

Licensed Back-to-School Sales Expected to Rise 2.0% in 2020

Licensed back-to-school sales are expected to climb to $9.6 billion in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Licensing Letter’s estimates. With licensed retail sales up 2.0%, or $188 million, the back-to-school season is expected to help bolster recovery…


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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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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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Celebrity

Celeb Watch: Lifestyle, Fitness & Fashion

The latest on Jane Fonda; Cindy Crawford, LeBron James, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Lindsey Vonn; Amy Schumer and Leesa Evans; Jessica Simpson; and more…


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Legal Watch

Legal Watch: Sporting Goods & Apparel; Toys & Games

Sports lifestyle brands Adidas, Crossfit, Reebok, Nike, and Under Armour made news this week; plus, a look back on TRU and eOne wins in China…


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Fashion

Fashion Track: Sneakers, Apparel & Fitness

The latest deals from ABG/Invictus, Cartoon Network, Jordan Brand/Vogue, LaurDIY, Differential Brands Group, Level Brands, the Pokémon Co. Intl., and more…


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Fashion

M&A Watch: Fashion Forward

Mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships in the fashion space.

Featuring: ABG, Concept One, Nine West, Sequential Brands, Hudson’s Bay, and more…


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Apparel & Accessories

Licensed Apparel & Accessories Up 3.5% in 2017

Apparel and accessories are the largest product categories in the U.S./Canada, generating over 34% of licensed retail sales. Combined, the two earned $37.2 billion…


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Health & Beauty

Fashion Rumble in Eyewear & Fragrance

The Essilor/Luxottica deal is set to go through, and a flurry of new licensing deals in the fragrance space from players like Puig, Condé Nast, and Revlon…


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Business

Around the World—10/30/2017

New companies, initiatives, expansions, and market research.

Featuring: growing luxury goods, Epic Rights, Asmodee NA, and more…


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