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Entertainment/Character

Ninja Turtles Tops $1 Billions

Global retail sales of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exceeded $1 billion in 2014, according to a Viacom International Media Networks executive at a Nickelodeon-Viacom Australian media event…

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E-commerce

Menswear Thriving on E-commerce

Who would have guessed? The fastest growing category of e-commerce sales is menswear. According to the research firm IbisWorld, between 2010 to 2015, online sales of menswear grew an average 17% per year, highest of any category studied. Only seven other categories had double-digit average annual growth…

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Fashion

Ralph Lauren Bucks the Buck

Conventional wisdom says that the strong dollar is making it harder to sell luxury fashion goods abroad. Or is it? Ralph Lauren reported weaker than expected third quarter earnings, but while U.S. sales flattened out, total growth in international sales revenues topped double-digits (in current currency), thanks to robust performances in both Europe and China…

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FOCuS ON LATIN AmERICa

Brazil Dominates and Continues To Fuel Growth, Per Capita Spending

Retail sales of licensed merchandise in Latin America totaled $4.1 billion in 2013, an increase of 3.3% from $3.9 billion in 2012, according to The Licensing Letter’s “International Licensing: A Status Report”…

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LICENSING BY THE NUMBERS

Disney Consumer Products Revenues Expand When Frozen

Revenue at Disney Consumer Products (including merchandise licensing and the Disney retail stores) increased 12% to $3.985 billion for the year ended Sept. 27, 2014, compared to the prior year. Operating income for the unit was up 22% to $1.356 billion over the same period…

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Licensing by the Numbers

Iconix: Owning (and Licensing) is Believing

Iconix has $750 million in go-forward guaranteed minimum royalties for 2015, excluding renewals, the company reported in the course of its analysts’ call following release of its third-quarter 2014 results…

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