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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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Retail

The Future of Ecommerce is In-store

With traditional retail business models crashing down, and ecommerce on the rise, retailers will need the power of brands to thrive. Retail-tainment and omnichannel…


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Toys & Games

Retailer’s Top Toys of the 2017 Holiday Season

The top toy lists from Toys ‘R’ Us, Target, Amazon, Walmart, and Kohl’s are out—and over one-third of toys are licensed offerings…


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Toys/Games

TRU’s Debt & Other Toy/Game News

Toys ‘R’ Us is facing its debt, and more toy/game news from Disney, Hallmark, Mattel, Goliath Games, and more…


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Business

M&A & Legal

The latest business and legal news to impact the licensing industry.

Featuring: Mattel, Illumination America, Spin Master, Alibaba, Hasbro, DC Comics, and more…


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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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