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Fashion

Specialty, Mid-Tier & Ecommerce Drive 2017 Licensed U.S./Canada Fashion Sales

In 2017, ecommerce was the fastest-growing channel in the U.S./Canada 4.3% growth, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. The largest category, discounters and value…


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Worldwide

U.S./Canadian Brands Contribute $111 Billion to Worldwide Licensed Sales

Worldwide licensed retail sales reached $171 billion in 2017; of that, 65% can be attributed to brands originating from the U.S./Canada, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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Art

Sales of Art-based Brands Up 1.8%; Home Boosts Growth

Art-based properties saw somewhat anemic 1.8% growth in the U.S./Canada in 2018—the property type makes up 5.4% of total retail sales in the territory, with the art & artist subcategory making up 4% of the total and museums 1.4% share…


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Worldwide

Art Licensing Hits $9.23 Billion in Retail Sales in 2017

Licensed retail sales of art-based merchandise grew just 4% over the last 5 years in the U.S./Canada compared to 16% worldwide, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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Retailers

Specialty & Discount Lead Distro Channels for Licensed Art Brands

In 2017, specialty retailers and discounters tied for equal share in distribution of licensed products based on art properties in the U.S./Canada, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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Entertainment/Character

Licensed Entertainment/Character Sales Hit $31.1 Billion Worldwide; Soft Goods Lead Growth

Retail sales of licensed entertainment/character-based apparel, accessories, and other soft goods including domestics helped propel sales for the fastest-growing property type…


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Entertainment/Character

E-commerce Sales Surge as Specialty Purges Entertainment/Character

Retail sales of licensed entertainment/character-based merchandise through e-commerce sales grew 11.1% in 2017 while sales via specialty channels dropped…


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Editorial

Coming Up With a Number

We answer one of the most common questions we receive: Where do TLL’s numbers come from?…


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Worldwide

Asia Drives Global Licensed Sales Up 2.4%

Global retail sales of licensed merchandise reached $171 billion in 2017, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. Licensed sales grew 2.4% from 2016…


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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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