2014 was year of big successes (Frozen), milestones (Hello Kitty’s 40th) and industry-changing innovations (3D printing). Here’s a recap of the news that shaped the year.
A panel of top merchants and brand experts from Toys 'R' Us, Hot Topic and other companies will kick off Licensing Expo in June with the Executive Keynote Panel.
After a long winter and just in time for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, consumers are looking for reasons to hit the stores, says the latest survey from the National Retail Federation.
Here’s a breakdown of 15 trends to watch this year– five licensors, five categories and five properties.
Total spending is expected to reach $18.9 billion, a five-year high, this Valentine’s Day, according to the National Retail Federation.
Here’s a breakdown of 15 trends to watch this year–five licensors, five categories and five properties.
Super Bowl XLIX will draw an estimated 184 million viewers this year, according to the National Retail Federation.
Retail sales of toys in the U.S. generated $18.08 billion in 2014 compared to $17.46 billion in 2013, an increase of 4 percent, according to the NPD Group.
The British toy market increased 4.4 percent in 2014, the best result since 2010 when toy sales were up 8 percent.
Overall holiday retail sales reached their highest level since 2011 last November and December, increasing 4 percent from 2013 to $616.1 billion.
Holiday shoppers took advantage of deep discounting and early sales causing a lift in retail spending in November.
August retail sales increased 2.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation.
Looking back over the years provides insight into current technology trends for children.
The National Retail Federation expects retail sales in November and December to increase 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion this year.
The average person celebrating Christmas, Kwanza and/or Hanukah this year will spend $804.42, up nearly 5 percent over last year’s actual $767.27.
While 2013 U.S. retail dollar sales of toys remained relatively flat compared to 2012, licensed toys experienced an increase of 3 percent to $5.3 billion.
Disney’s Frozen and Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle characters will come to life this Halloween as some of the year's top costumes.
©2015 ADVANSTAR COMMUNICATIONS INC. All rights reserved.