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.
As the retail sector continues to evolve, brand licensors have to keep abreast of retail trends in order to maximize all opportunities.
Early holiday promotions, the continued growth of online shopping and an improving economy changed the way millions of people approached Black Friday.
Google has overtaken Apple to regain its position as the world’s most valuable brand, according to the annual BrandZ report.
Brick-and-mortars are alive and well, but for a number of different reasons.
The National Retail Federation estimates that food sales will reach $6.2 billion ($68.16 per household) this Independence Day.
LIMA has introduced the first in a new series of consumer survey reports detailing kids’ favorite brands and characters in 31 nations around the world.
Families will spend slightly more on back-to-school items than last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Back-to-School survey.
©2015 ADVANSTAR COMMUNICATIONS INC. All rights reserved.