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Average Pay for Licensing Execs Down by $9K

Licensing professionals are experienced, eager to advance, and putting in the hours, according to The Licensing Letter’s 2018 Salary Survey. Among the findings…

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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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M&A & Legal

New development opportunities in publishing (Adaptive Studios) and television (Striker), corporate acquisitions (Regal Ware), retailer bankruptcy news (Bon-Ton), legal settlements (Gucci and Guess), and more…

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Who’s News—4/23/2018

The latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: NASCAR, Paramount, RHS, Mattel, Universal, DHX Media, Sesame Workshop, Clarkson Potter, and more…

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Deal Sheet — 4/18/2018

Product Categories

Home-related Goods Boost Licensed Growth in 2017

Home furnishings, housewares, and domestic consumer products saw a combined $600 million boost in 2017—or approximately 24% of growth from the previous year to reach a total of $109 billion in licensed retail sales in the U.S./Canada…

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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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Apparel & Accessories

Licensed Apparel & Accessories Up 3.5% in 2017

Apparel and accessories are the largest product categories in the U.S./Canada, generating over 34% of licensed retail sales. Combined, the two earned $37.2 billion…

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Deal Sheet — 4/11/2018


Licensed Sales Reach $109 Billion in U.S./Canada in 2017

Retail sales of licensed merchandise inched up 2.3% to reach $109 billion in 2017, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. Entertainment/character …

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