This comprehensive guide to the world’s largest licensors provides retail sales data and trends for licensors in all sectors.
As adults experience nostalgia over crayons and paints, adult crafting and the handmade movement are driving up art and coloring supply sales, according to The NPD Group’s Office Supplies Industry report.
Caroline Mickler, the U.K. licensing agent for Moomin, has tapped Blueprint Collections for a range of branded stationery and bags.
Ink Global has tapped Sambro to create “Masha and the Bear” merchandise for the U.K., in a deal brokered by Lisle International Licensing.
Croatian design firm Manu’s character-based brand Lil’ Ledy has partnered with several licensees for new products in the stationery and back-to-school categories.
Disney has partnered with Moleskine to produce a collection of Toy Story-themed notebooks.
U.K.-based The Copyrights Group has added several new partners and categories for The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, growing the licensing program in the U.K. and around the globe.
Santoro London has partnered with new licensees Keskin Color Kartpostalcilik and CYP Imports, and has tapped existing licensees Muñecas Paola Reina and Pon Pon Edizioni for new merchandise.
Lily & Val has expanded its licensing program in Spain and Portugal with a new stationery range by Grupo Erik.
Santoro London has partnered with new licensees Lorenay and Educa Borras and has tapped licensees Pictura Sarl and Preca Brummel for new products.
Allsorts Licensing, in partnership with Looking Good Licensing, is working to secure new partners and across multiple categories in the U.K. and Europe for its Animal Yoga brand.
Enesco is adding more than 40 new products its From Frank gifting collection featuring a French bulldog whose mission is to make humans smile.
This holiday season, National Geographic is offering an eclectic assortment of gifts that reflect the power of science, exploration and storytelling.
SmileyWorld has signed a deal with U.K.-based Blueprint Collections for a new range of SmileyWorld-branded products.
Santoro continues to build the roster for its Mirabelle, Willow and Kori Kumi brands with a slate of new licensees and products.
Imports Dragon has signed on as the exclusive distribution partner in Canada for the tween girls’ lifestyle brand Fashion Angels.
The Royal Horticultural Society has licensed Carousel Calendars to produce a range of 2017 RHS calendars, organizers and pocket diaries.
The new character brand Nurdys is off to a big start in Europe with two new signings for greeting cards and a charity partnership.
Nicole Miller has partnered with Blue Sky to develop a line of planners, calendars and desk accessories inspired by her apparel line.
The U.S.’ office and school supplies industry grew 3 percent in 2015 to $12 billion, with $1.2 billion in online sales, according to the NPD Group.
Genius Brands International and Chronicle Books have released the all-new book based on the From Frank character brand.
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