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Restaurants

Restaurants Put Licensing on Menu

A number of restaurant companies have brought in new executives to expand licensing revenues. Examples:…

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Nokia Licensing ‘Other Devices’

Nokia is making its brand name available for licensing of tech devices and other products except for handsets, including a tablet made by Foxconn. As for phone handsets, while Microsoft has just introduced a new handset without the Nokia name, Microsoft’s license to use the name runs through 2016…

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Food & Beverages

QSRs Embrace Licensing

“There was a time when chains feared that offering their food in supermarkets would keep consumers away from the restaurants,” notes QSR Magazine. “But that archaic notion has gone by the wayside as quick-service brands are increasingly finding a great deal of success offering some of their products at retail”…

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Consumer Electronics

How Sharp is Best Buy?

Sharp is licensing its name to Best Buy for a direct-to-retail exclusive line of LED TVs. That’s not all that unusual, except that Sharp’s core business is manufacturing TVs, and the brand has its own Sharp Aquos brand of LED TVs…

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Coffee

Keurig’s Supervalu(e)

Licensing agreements don’t usually get credited for triggering new stock highs (even on a day when the overall market hits an all-time high), but grocery chain Supervalu has licensed Keurig Green Mountain to market Supervalu’s Java delight brand of coffee in its K-Cups for hot brewing systems, an announcement that sent Keurig’s stock to its own new high…

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