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Consumer Research

2018 Holiday Spending Expected to be Strong

We’ve gathered the latest stats from the NRF, NDP, Deloitte, Pew, and others on holiday spending; plus, a look at why we think high U.S. consumer confidence is unfounded as well as a peek at the Chinese consumer…


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Sports

Ecommerce, Venue Channels Drive Sports-based Growth in U.S./Canada

Of the $15,915 million in licensed retail sales attributable to sports-based brands in the U.S./Canada, almost 80% is from traditional brick-and-mortar sales, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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Retail

Retailer Watch: Sears, FAO Schwarz, TRU & NRF

All you need to know in brief about the latest retailer to join the bankruptcy club, the comeback of toycos FAO Schwartz and Toys ‘R’ Us, and the latest consumer insights from the National Retail Federation…


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Retail

Retail Watch: Holiday, Online & Experiential

The latest intelligence on online retail sales, plus holiday insights and new branded experiential initiatives from Amazon x GH, Unilever x Dunkin’…


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Retail

Roundup: M&A & Partnerships

The top news clips this week. Featuring: Viacom, Imax, Netflix, NFL, Fanatics Chelsea FC, B&N, Staples, L Brands, and more…


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Retailers

Specialty & Discount Lead Distro Channels for Licensed Art Brands

In 2017, specialty retailers and discounters tied for equal share in distribution of licensed products based on art properties in the U.S./Canada, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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Experiential

Experiential & Content Initiatives: From Theme Parks to Boxing Matches

New partnerships between CBS x Six Flags, eOne x Alibaba, expansion from Funko, Bandai Namco, and Koso Rose Media, plus the big take-aways from the Logan Paul x KSI match…


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Expertiential

Retail & Experiential: Theme Parks, Amazon Go & More

The top news this week from Cartoon Network, Amazon, Walmart, Microsfot, Animaccord, CBS, Sanrio, Smithsonian, Nordstrom, and more…


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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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