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Sports

Roundup: Sports & Sportswear News

Play ball with new developments from the NFL, MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, NCAA, Epic Games, WWE, FIFA, Hibbett Sports, Canada Goose, and more…


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Legal Watch

Legal Watch: Sporting Goods & Apparel; Toys & Games

Sports lifestyle brands Adidas, Crossfit, Reebok, Nike, and Under Armour made news this week; plus, a look back on TRU and eOne wins in China…


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Food/beverage

Specialty Food in 2018: Tea, Tacos & Tang

This week, NYC welcomed another edition of the Summer Fancy Food Show, host of the $140 billion-plus specialty food & beverage industry…


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Business

M&A & Restructuring

The latest in M&A and other restructuring efforts.

Featuring: TRU, Gibson, Newell, NASCAR, Asmodee, and more…


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Experiential

Experiential: Live Shows, Tech & Film

New and cutting-edge brand extentions from Feld Entertainment, Universal, Kraft Heinz, Disney, and more—with sequels greenlighted from Aardman and Paramount…


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Trademarks/Brands

Corporate TM/Brands Up 2.7% in 2016; Food/Bev & Tech Lead

Retail sales of corporate trademark/brand-based licensing were up 2.7% worldwide in 2016, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. The U.S./Canada made up…


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Retail

Mass Channels Lead Corporate TM/Brand-based Licensed Sales

Discounters commanded a 36% share of all trademark/brand-based licensed goods sold in 2016, followed by supermarkets/grocery stores (28%) and dealers, wholesalers, and distributors (12%). The biggest…


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LICENSED HOME

Licensed Home-related Goods Up 3.4% WW in 2016

Retail sales of licensed home furnishings, housewares, and domestics grew by 3.4% globally. In the U.S./Canada…


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Food/Beverage

Spotlight: K-Food in America

While Korean food (K-food) is just a small part of the speciality foods industry, it’s the touchpoint for many questions about branding…


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Ecommerce

To Join, or Not to Join: Amazon’s Retail Takeover

While some brands are embracing the Amazon marketplace, others are waging war against the ecommerce giant. Brands must make a choice: deal with the black and/or grey markets, or else become part of the white market…

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