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Economics

2019 U.S. Retail Growth Forecast Rosy; But Not Without Challenges

This year’s batch of respondents to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey agree with the experts: the U.S. economy is good for business in 2019—despite a weaker-than-expected Q4 2018…


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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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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

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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People

Who’s News — 1/22/2018

The latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: LIMA, NRF, Wayfair, Sony Pictures, TDP Textiles, and more…


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People

Who’s News

Follow the latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: Mattel, Genius Brands, Funrise, Bravado, Macy’s, the NRF, and more…


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Business

Who’s News

Follow the latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: NRF, HKTDC, Giochi Preziosi, Cherokee Global Brands, Planeta Junior, WIT, and more…


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HOLIDAY SPENDING

Halloween Spending Up; Entertainment Tops Costume Choices

Halloween spending is expected to reach an all-time high this year, according to the NRF’s Halloween Spending Survey; total spending is expected to reach $8.4 billion. With 67% planning to buy costumes, licensed choices are topping the lists…


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