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Experiential

Pop-ups, Social Causes & Documentaries

The latest experiential and other marketing initiatives to impact the licensing business.

Featuring: Warner Bros., Endeavor, Epic Rights, Funko, Hasbro, and more…


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Business

M&A & Bankruptcy

Nine West announces bankruptcy and sells its flagship brand, MGA’s CEO makes his move on TRU, Columbia Sportswear takes a hold of China, Mattel moves from NYC, and more…


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Retail

Death of a Salesman

Toys ‘R’ Us is winding down its U.S. operations with an eye towards liquidating its inventory and 800 locations. Be forewarned, however, that TRU’s swan song is just the opening act for a great retail tragedy set to unfold over the next ten years…


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Retail

Mass & Ecommerce Grow Licensed Distribution

Retail sales of licensed merchandise surged through online/ecommerce channels in 2017, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. The channel moved by 0.3 percentage points to make up…

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Business

M&A & Experiential

A wrap-up of the latest acquisitions, launches, and deals to impact the licensing industry. Featuring Norsstrom, Universal, McDonald’s, LEGO, Pantone, and more…

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Holiday Spending

Spending Up as Love Sets In

The lastest consumer research on Valentine’s Day spending; in-store remains the most popular choice with roughly one-third to one-half of Americans expected to celebrate…


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Retail

Retail Sales, Partnerships & M&A

Although consumer demand remains strong, retailers are preparing for the worst to come with new partnerships, aquisitions, closings, and technological innovations…


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Retail Sales

U.S. Holiday Retail Sales Outpace Expectations

Overall 2017 holiday retail sales went up at least 5% as compared to last year according to the latest U.S. Census and NRF estimates…


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Business

M&A & Legal

The top business moves and lawsuits this week.

Featuring: Penske Media x Rolling Stone, Home Depot x Hanover Direct, Elie Tahari x Bluestar Alliance, and more…


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Retail

174 Million Americans Make the Biggest Black Friday Yet

All the date behind the five-day weekend: in-store versus online sales, millennials and teens, top destinations, and even international participation…


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