Port Washington, NY – September sales data revealed a “seismic shift” in retail, latest report says NPD Retail Early Indicator Report data. The month has traditionally seen a slowdown in retail sales of discretionary goods as it tracks end-of-summer back-to-school spending and precedes vacation spending. This year, however, discretionary generalRead More →

Meijer is gearing up for the holidays by adding thousands of general merchandise items to its store-to-door home delivery service, challenging online retailers as competition for customer wallets continues to intensify for Thanksgiving, Christmas and seasonal celebrations. General merchandise items now available through Meijer Home Delivery include the season’s mostRead More →

Global retail sales of licensed merchandise rose 4.4% to $ 262.9 billion in 2016, from $ 251.7 billion the year before, according to the third annual market size study of licensing industry from the Licensing Industry Merchandiser’s Association. The organization said the results were being fueled by products derived fromRead More →

Star wars and other entertainment properties helped boost global spending on licensed merchandise by 4.4% to $ 262.9 billion in 2016, according to an annual tally released today. The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (known as LIMA) has released its “Annual Global Survey of the Licensing Industry” to coincide withRead More →

Global retail sales of licensed merchandise, such as products bearing images or references to TV shows, sports team logos and more, increased 4.2% to $ 251.7 billion in 2015, according to the second annual edition of the Licensing Industry Merchandiser’s Association. Licensing Industry Market Sizing Study. The data will provideRead More →

When it comes to sequels, “Cars 2” goes against Hollywood’s conventional calculation. Its predecessor was the lowest-rated of Pixar Animation Studios’ 11 films and among its worst performers at the box office – at least, by the animation studio’s premier flawless standards. One attribute sets “Cars” apart from most otherRead More →