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U.S. & Canada

Canadian Licensed Retail Sales Lag Behind U.S. in Growth; Bright Spots Emerge Up North

Licensed retail sales in the U.S. and Canada grew a combined 1.4% in 2018. In the U.S., a relatively dampened growth rate nevertheless propelled the territory to hit the $100 billion licensed retail sales mark for the first time…


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Publishing

ABG Hands Over Sports Illustrated in $45 Million Up-front Deal to Start-up

Authentic Brands Group hands over operation of newly-acquired sports publication brand Sports Illustrated from Meredith to media distribution start-up The Maven…


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Share of Retail Sales of Licensed Merchandise, by Property Type, U.S. & Canada

Entertainment/Character

WB, Sony & Fox Leading Producers of 131 Upcoming Films with Licensing Potential

TLL has updated our regular feature of upcoming films with licensing potential. This time around, we have our eye on 131 releases, which we break down by source, type, studio, and diversity…


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Entertainment/Character

Planned Feature Films with Licensing Potential

TLL’s ongoing feature highlights 132 upcoming movie properties with potential for licensing. Last updated May 13, 2019…


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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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Experiential

Experiential Roundup: Garfield, Scooby-Doo, YooHoo & More

Notable initiatives around the world from Mattel/IndyCar, Warner Bros./Monlove, Nickelodeon/Red Cross, Sesame Workshop/Suburbia, Fanatics/NFL, and more…


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Experiential

Experiential & Partnerships Roundup: Worldwide

Muji launches another hotel, while Peter Rabbit hops into a kid-friendly lodging; Bulu crafts subscription crafts for Crayola; Live Nation launches a Kidz Bop Workshop, and more…


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Royalty Rates

Average Royalty Rates Inch Up by 0.2% in 2018: Ent/Char Drives Increases in Property Types

The average royalty rate across all property types and product categories edged up 0.2% in 2018 to reach 8.81% in the U.S./Canada, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. Since 2006…


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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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