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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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Retail

In & Around 34th Street

Join TLL as we tour 34th Street in New York City for the biggest and baddest licensed retail activations this holiday season…


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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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Toys & Games

Toycos Detail Q3 Declines

TRU’s bankruptcy is one reason for the hiccup to bottom lines of major toy companies, but they’re also reporting soft interest in licensed products…


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Business

M&A & Legal

Latest in business moves to impact licensing

Featuring: TRU, Hearst, Walmart, Adidas, Disney, and more…


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Retail Sales

Economics of Licensing

In 2016, licensed retail sales in the U.S./Canada make up just 0.005% of the total. But while the fraction is small, the growth rate of licensed sales has consistently outperformed…


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Retailers

Retailer Alert: Holiday Sales, TRU & New Innovations

Economics give the holiday season a clean bill of health, (sorry but) TRU isn’t dead, and new retail innovations…


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