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PET PRODUCTS

Sales of Licensed Pet Products Up 5.2% in 2016

Licensed pet product sales grew 5.2% in 2016, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey, and almost 80% of that has gone to the dogs…


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Back-to-school

Top Trends for the $27-30 Billion Back-to-school Season

Rosy estimates from NRF and Deloitte place K-12 back-to-school retail sales at their highest levels yet. Unpacking the numbers…


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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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Promotions

Roundup: Promotional Partnerships

See the latest in promotional partnerships

Featuring: Real Madrid and Xbox, Sony Pictures and Nickelodeon, NBCUniversal and Crunchyroll, and more…


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Retailers

Walmart Steady as Top Retailer in the U.S.

Walmart remained steady in its No. 1 spot as the top retailer based on sales, while Amazon climbed and Target dropped. Dollar stores…


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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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Retailers

Store Check: Licensed Offerings at B&N

I visited a local B&N this week; it’s a bookstore, but I’m not checking out the books. One of the biggest growth areas for the chain bookseller is toys, games, and gifts/novelties…


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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

Toy Industry Wrap-Up

TIA rebrands and expands, Toys ‘R’ Us and Mattel record slipping sales, Target ups its presence, and what’s up with those unicorns?…


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Business

M&A Shorts

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

Featuring: Verizon hints at merger, cannabis merch sales, experiential licensing news, and more…


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