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RETAIL ROUNDUP

Off-price Channel Continues to Gain Ground Ceded by Department Stores

There’s mounting evidence that the licensed product distribution trends highlighted in TLL Annual Licensing Business Survey for 2015—including the growth of the dollar/value/off-price channel and the decline of department/mid-tier stores are picking up steam in 2016…


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TLL Survey

Entertainment/Character Once Again Fastest-Growing Property Type in 2015

Entertainment/character licensing put on a display of superhero strength and speed in 2015, growing 8.0% to dash past $11 billion in retail sales in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. It was the property type’s third consecutive year of notable growth…


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TRADEMARKS/BRANDS

TLL Survey: Corporate Licensing Up 3% in 2015 Fueled by Food/Beverage & Automotive

At $27.6 billion, corporate trademarks and brands accounted for 27% of all retail licensed sales in the U.S. and Canada in 2015, the most of any segment (followed by fashion at 20% and sports at 14%), according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey

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Sports

4.8% Growth in Retail Sales of Sports-Licensed Goods in 2015: Stellar Years for MLB, NBA, NASCAR and MLS

No Olympics? No problem. Sports licensing still thrived in 2015 at just below $14.8 billion in U.S./Canada sales, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. For the second year in a row…


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Royalties

Average Royalty Rates, Guarantees & Advances in the U.S. & Canada Climb Thanks to Entertainment

Royalties on licensed goods in the U.S. and Canada in 2015 started a second decade of long-term stability, once again showing little or no movement. The average royalty in 2015 was…


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Retail Sales

2015 Retail Sales of Licensed Goods in U.S./Canada Top $103 Billion; Entertainment, Sports Drive 3.4% Growth

Retail sales of licensed goods in the U.S. and Canada grew a robust 3.4% in 2015, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. At just under $103.3 billion, total sales surpassed the $100 billion mark for only the second time…


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TLL'S 2016 SURVEY

Entertainment Steals the Show for 2015 Retail Sales

As in 2014, entertainment/character claimed the highest growth rate of any property type (except for the fledgling digital celebrities subcategory) at…


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TLL'S 2016 SURVEY

Toys/Games, Food/Beverage & Apparel Lead Growth on Products Side

For the second straight year, toys/games was the fastest growing product category, posting an 8.1% increase. Food/beverage, apparel and accessories rounded out the top performers…


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