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Ecommerce

Fashion, Corporate Trademarks Drive Licensed Sales through Ecommerce Channels in 2018

In 2018, licensed retail sales through online/ecommerce channels reached $13.7 billion in the U.S. and Canada, up 4.7% from the previous year. In comparison, sales through brick and mortar channels were up just 0.8% compared to the previous year…


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Trademarks/Brands

Discounters, Grocery Drive Corp/TM Growth in 2018

The largest distibution channels as ranked by retail sales for corporate trademark/brand-based goods also led in sheer dollar growth in 2018, propelling U.S. & Canada sales to almost $29.8 billion…


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Fashion

Discount, Value Channels Drive Fashion Brand-based Growth in 2018

Retail sales of licensed fashion brand-based goods jumped 1.6%, with most of the growth emerging from discount and value retailers. Despite the loss of thousands of retail storefronts over 2018, sales through brick-and-mortal locations grew…


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Retail

Discount, Ecommerce Channels Add $1.3 Billion in U.S. & Canada Licensed Sales

The discount/mass and online/ecommerce channels alone added an additional $1.3 billion in licensed retail sales in 2018, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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Experiential

Experiential Roundup: Garfield, Scooby-Doo, YooHoo & More

Notable initiatives around the world from Mattel/IndyCar, Warner Bros./Monlove, Nickelodeon/Red Cross, Sesame Workshop/Suburbia, Fanatics/NFL, and more…


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Experiential

Experiential & Partnerships Roundup: Worldwide

Muji launches another hotel, while Peter Rabbit hops into a kid-friendly lodging; Bulu crafts subscription crafts for Crayola; Live Nation launches a Kidz Bop Workshop, and more…


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Experiential

Experiential, Social & Retail: Updates

Retailers DSW and Nine West have a new name, FAO and LEGO expand in China, Instagram introduces in-app checkout, Funko now has a baseball stadium, Discovery comes to McDonald’s, and more…


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Direct-to-Retail

The Boom of Private Label: Why DTR Licensing is Crucial to Retailer Success

Alfilo Brands’ Yizan He talks private labels, their rapidly increasing popularity and success in recent years, and how to compete in an even tougher retail field…


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Licensing Law

On Notice: Sportswear, Organics & Bankruptcy Updates

Puma comes under fire from In-N-Out Burger while Addidas can’t shake a suit, the Organic Trade Association fights fraud, Gymboree’s assets are snapped up, and GMM and Hearst reveal their plans for Defy Media’s brands…


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Business

M&A: New Faces, Same Places

The latest in business news takes us full circle, from home brands (Oneida, Zippo) to publishing (Penske Media, Hearst) to talent agencies (UTA) to retail (Walmart, Sears, TRU)…


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