NATIONAL REPORT – Everything has a season; and lately, seasonal items are spinning, spinning, spinning in convenience stores. “The seasons are the emotional topspin on everyday basics. This is truer than ever given all of the events that have taken place over the past few months,” said Spencer Baird, executiveRead 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 →