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Toys & Games

NYTF18: Blind Bags, Glitter & Poop

This last week saw the latest iteration of New York Toy Fair and offered a clear formula for success in toy aisles this coming year—check out the top brands and trends…

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Toys & Games

Award-winning Toys & Games

Congrats to the winners selected by the TIA and NPD at NYTF18, including Hasbro, MGA, and WowWee…

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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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Holiday Spending

Tis the Season to be Creepy

Halloween spending is expected to reach $9.1 billion this year, with most of that on costumes. See the top pop-culture inspired selections…

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Star Wars Rules Pop Culture Collectibles

The growing action figures and collectibles market has Star Wars to thank for its success these past few years, but there are a couple of new properties that will take 2017 by storm…

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Holiday Shopping

Valentine’s Day Goes to the Dogs

This Valentine’s Day, consumers are expected to show less love at retail—but there is one exception to the trend, their pets…

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Halloween Spending Up; Entertainment Tops Costume Choices

Halloween spending is expected to reach an all-time high this year, according to the NRF’s Halloween Spending Survey; total spending is expected to reach $8.4 billion. With 67% planning to buy costumes, licensed choices are topping the lists…

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TLL Survey

Apparel Fuels 3.1% Growth in U.S./Canada Fashion Licensing—Global Growth Is Even Higher

For all of its challenges, the fashion licensing industry continues to post strong sales in the U.S. and abroad. Global retail sales of licensed fashion goods totaled…

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360 Degrees to Every Brand

The 360 program is being ubiquitous amongst brands. See what new developments arose from Licensing Expo 2016…

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St. Patrick’s Spending to Reach $4.8 Billion

A robust 55% of Americans, or 133 million people are planning to indulge in the Irish spirit on Thursday. On average, they’ll spend…

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