Universal Partnership & Licensing’s franchise-based business model is driving big returns for the company, both in brand loyalty and revenue.
Haim Saban, founder of Saban Brands, writer and director Chris Columbus, and Jeremy Zag have joined forces to launch Zag Animation Studios.
Tomy, the global master toy partner for SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog, has launched the all-new Sonic Boom toy line exclusively available at Toys ‘R’ Us.
PBS Kids' new line of educational and earth-friendly toys is now available exclusively at Whole Foods Markets in the U.S.
One Jeanswear Group has announced plans to launch a Robert Rodriguez sportswear brand in February 2015.
Firefly Brand Management has finalized a number of deals for the TapatÍo hot sauce brand that include extensions into gifting and apparel.
Toy industry veteran and former president of the U.S. division of Toys 'R' Us, Neil Friedman, has been named president and chief executive officer of Alex Brands.
Robert Kaufman Fabrics has created a new collection of textiles from artist Robin Zingone's Primrose collection that will be sold at Jo-Ann Fabrics.
Pavilion Worldwide Group is producing 11 branded casino-based slot machines based on CBS Consumer Products' classic television shows.
LeapFrog Enterprises has launched LeapTV, an educational, active video gaming system designed for children ages 3 to 8.
Nelvana Enterprises has tapped Cupcake Digital to create a series of apps based on its preschool series “Max & Ruby,” which airs on Nick Jr.
Dick’s Sporting Goods is now the exclusive provider of licensed merchandise for ESPN.com and other ESPN e-commerce sites.
Caribou Coffee has brewed up a new deal with Faribault Woolen Mill to create a line of co-branded coffee accessories and novelty items.
The NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group has acquired full ownership of the 24-hour preschool network Sprout.
Shine 360 has tapped the travel company Cox & Kings to develop a series of culinary holidays based on the MasterChef brand.
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus has inked a deal with Perry Ellis International to create a line of men’s and women’s apparel.
Artist Daryl Slaton and his company Tails of Whimsy have tapped an agent for one of thier brands after attending Licensing Expo 2013.
More than 141 million unique shoppers went shopping Thanksgiving weekend, up from 139 million last year.
Random House Children’s Books has released a series of new titles from Nickelodeon, Mattel and Sesame Workshop.
Discovery Communications has teamed up with Pay Dirt Gold to develop a gold panning kit inspired by the Discovery Channel series “Gold Rush.”
Marvel Entertainment has joined forces with C-Preme for a line of helmets with 3D designs of Marvel’s Super Heroes.
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