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Art

Art Licensing Up 1.6%; Commercial Growth Steady

Sales of licensed art merchandise grew 1.6% from $5.67 to $5.75 billion in 2016, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. The sector’s steady growth…


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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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Music

Tuning In To Entertainment

As Cartoon Network’s first album release tops charts, the impact that music releases can have on a broader merchandising program?…


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TLL Survey

Up 7.6%, Entertainment/Character Leads 2016 Growth

In 2016, entertainment/character was the fastest-growing of all the major property types TLL tracks. Retail sales were up a stunning 7.6% to reach almost…


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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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Food and Beverages

Snacking on Branding

Shopkins opens a pop-up shop in NYC; Ferrero builds its brand portfolio, Transformers take the cake, and more…


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Entertainment/Character

Planned Feature Films with Licensing Potential

TLL’s ongoing feature of upcoming movie properties with potential for licensing…


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Business

M&A & Partnerships

Business moves, merges, rebrandings, and new partnerships.

Featuring: CLC (now IMG College), The Company and Uncle Milton, Maurizio Distefano and Biplano, Tencent, JCPenney, NFLPA and more…


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Worldwide

Worldwide Sales by PT & PC: Entertainment/Toys Drive Growth

Global retail sales of licensed merchandise grew over $4 billion in 2016, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. On the property side, entertainment/character sales swelled 5.0%, while on the product side, toys/interactive games led with 3.8% growth…


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