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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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Business

M&A & Legal

Business moves, merges, rebrandings, and lawsuits.

Featuring: Joester Loria, Nickelodeon, Hearst, Licensing Matters, Jelly Belly, and more…


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Publishing

Soft Book Sales as the World Celebrates Reading

To mark the 20th anniversary of Read Across America (or World Book Day), children dressed up as their favorite publishing-based characters as book retailers report disappointing holiday sales…

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TLL Survey

Publishing Up 1% in the U.S./Canada; Steady Growth Worldwide

Retail sales of publishing-based licensed merchandise grew 1.0% to reach $4.51 billion in retail sales in the U.S./Canada—the highest since the category peaked in 2008 at $4.53 billion. Although 2015 growth is less than the previous year’s…

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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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COMIC BOOKS

Top Entertainment/Character Properties Drive Comics Sales Above $1 Billion

Pow! Retail sales of comics and graphic novels in the U.S. and Canada grew 10% in 2015, passing $1 billion for the first time in decades, driven by…


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MOVIE MERCHANDISE

Turtles Toys Twice as Big as 2014

Licensed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures from Playmates were the top toy of 2014, according to…


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DIGITAL CELEBS

Social Media Ledger

At Brand Licensing Europe, keynote speaker Cassey Ho outlined the history behind her successful merchandising program, and more…


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LITERARY LICENSING

King, Patterson are America’s Favorite Authors

In Harris Poll, authors whose work is more prolifically licensed come in at numbers 3 (J.K. Rowling) and 7 (J.R.R. Tolkien). Nevertheless, there is something for the fans of every scribe. Custom printing retailers are full of Stephen King tote bags or Mark Twain coffee mugs…


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TV LICENSING

‘Days’ Marks 50 Years with Photobook

Ratings are up for once-endangered daytime dramas. Daytime TV families the Bradys, the Hortons and the DiMeras of fictional Midwestern town Salem are about to again be captured the old-fashioned way…


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