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Retail

Consumer Research: Affluents, Students & More

The latest consumer spending research on affluents, Millennials and Gen Z, K12 as well as college students, and the global toys/games market…


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Entertainment/Character

E-commerce Sales Surge as Specialty Purges Entertainment/Character

Retail sales of licensed entertainment/character-based merchandise through e-commerce sales grew 11.1% in 2017 while sales via specialty channels dropped…


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Ecommerce

The Low-Down on Amazon Merch Collab

We had some questions about Amazon’s newest program targeting consumer products licensing and, as it turns out, Merch Collab is not for everyone…


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Fashion

M&A Watch: Fashion Forward

Mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships in the fashion space.

Featuring: ABG, Concept One, Nine West, Sequential Brands, Hudson’s Bay, and more…


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Retail

Retail: Shifting Towards 360 Degree Distribution

Amazon claims it can boost licensed sales to $1 trillion over the next ten years. Let’s worry about the next two years as brands seek the perfect balance in their distribution channels…


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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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