A guide to some of the most notable and respected companies in the consumer products business.
Playboy is growing its brand in Mexico with the addition of a new shoe boutique, Playboy Estd 1953, in Leon.
Apparel trade show organizer Bread & Butter has filed for bankruptcy just days after canceling its January 2015 show.
Gap has opened a flagship store on the Chinese direct sales website JD.com.
Nickelodeon has released a number of character-based holiday products in partnership with licensees in the U.K.
Sesame Workshop has appointed Mag Brands to produce a range of Sesame Street outerwear for the U.S.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has teamed with its licensing partners to support the third and final film in The Hobbit trilogy.
Lollipop brand Chupa Chups has signed a raft of new licensing deals in Italy.
Entertainer Rihanna has been named as a global ambassador and women’s creative director for Puma.
Abercrombie & Fitch has secured a seven-year licensing deal for perfume with Inter Parfums.
The Boy Scouts of America has added several new licensees, both for consumer products and scouting-specific gear.
Kleenex brand has partnered with fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi to create four new designs to the Kleenex Expressions line of products.
Knockout Licensing has tapped perfume house Aidan AryL Enterprises to create a line of personal and home fragrances inspired by “Downton Abbey.”
Loudmouth Golf has hired apparel and retail executive Dennis Green as its new executive vice president and general manager of sales and marketing.
The Joester Loria Group has tied up a new deal with PS Brands, which will serve as the new U.S. footwear and hosiery partner for The World of Eric Carle brand.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA is pairing with Puma for a range of co-branded gear featuring Tom and Jerry and Superman.
MGM’s Consumer Products division has lined up 18 licensees in support Robocop, which premiered in U.S. theaters Feb. 12.
the National Education Association and Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ Read Across America campaign kicked off with the Cat-a-Van Reading Tour hiting the the road.
Bioworld Merchandising is setting its sights on the children’s market with the acquisition of Nolan Glove Co.
Fam Brands is expanding its range of products under the Bally Total Fitness brand with the launch of fitness accessories.
Iconix Europe is bringing U.S. streetwear brand Mossimo to Europe through a new direct-to-retail deal with Blue Inc.
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