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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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Food & Beverage

Mars, Ferrero & Modelez Top Confectioners of 2018

Mars Wrigley, Ferrero, and Mondelez are the top candy companies worldwide by retail sales—meanwhile, licensed sales in the food/beverage category top 6% in…


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Food/beverage

Specialty Food in 2018: Tea, Tacos & Tang

This week, NYC welcomed another edition of the Summer Fancy Food Show, host of the $140 billion-plus specialty food & beverage industry…


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Business

Royal Weddings: Marvel/Epic & Nestle/Starbucks

Move over Meghan, you’re not the only dazzling bride this week. Read the details behind the $7.8 billion alliance between Nestle and Starbucks and the immeasurable Marvel/Epic Games collab…


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Holiday Spending

Spending Up as Love Sets In

The lastest consumer research on Valentine’s Day spending; in-store remains the most popular choice with roughly one-third to one-half of Americans expected to celebrate…


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Food/Beverage

Spotlight: K-Food in America

While Korean food (K-food) is just a small part of the speciality foods industry, it’s the touchpoint for many questions about branding…


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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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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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