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Business

M&A: Coach, Pokémon & DHX

Coach acquires Kate Spade (and what that might mean for licensing partners), Pokémon invests in Wicked Cool Toys (now master toy), and DHX buys Strawberry Shortcake and (a controlling stake in) Peanuts…


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Business

M&A Shorts

Get the quick and dirty on the top business moves to impact the licensing industry.

Featuring: ABG, NFLPA, Marvel, PetSmart, Zuru, and more…


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Business

M&A & Marketing

Keep track of the latest business deals and marketing programs to impact the licensing industry.

Featuring: Disney, Mattel, Alibaba, Sears, Sanrio, Spyder, and more…


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Eyewear

LVMH Brings Eyewear Licenses In-house

As the French luxury goods manufacturer LVMH brings its licensed eyewear closer to home with Marcolin, some licensees are facing turmoil…


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Fragrance

Licensed Fragrance Back on Track?

Since we last looked at licensed fragrances, the business has certainly changed—and it seems that it might be looking up, at least for established celebrities and fashion brands…


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RETAIL ROUNDUP

Off-price Channel Continues to Gain Ground Ceded by Department Stores

There’s mounting evidence that the licensed product distribution trends highlighted in TLL Annual Licensing Business Survey for 2015—including the growth of the dollar/value/off-price channel and the decline of department/mid-tier stores are picking up steam in 2016…


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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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FASHION

2015’s Most Intriguing Fashion Licensing Deals

Here are 10 highlights from 2015, in no particular order, that made headlines and drove the $39.3 billion worldwide industry for licensed fashion merchandise…


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HEALTH & BEAUTY

Vegan Cosmetics: The Newest Wave in Fashion Brand Building

Quality is no longer enough. Today’s consumers also want their brands to have a moral and social conscience. Few sectors have been more responsive to this demand than fashion—and vegan makeup brands are leading the charge…


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Retail

E-commerce Sales Top $11 Billion in 2015; Led by Trademarks and Entertainment

Over $11 billion in licensed merchandise was sold through e-commerce retail channels in the U.S. and Canada in 2015, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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