A year in review and look ahead at the market Down Under. Editorial is provided by License! Global’s Australian content partner, The Bugg Report.
Nickelodeon has tapped Jakks Pacific for a line of specialty figures and toys in the U.S. based on "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
Crumbs Bake Shop has cooked up a deal with BJ's Wholesale Club to bring a selection of its baked goods to 201 club locations.
Jakks Pacific is planning to add a line of toys to its current range of role-play items featuring existing and upcoming Marvel characters and properties.
After the expansion of its Fast & Easy chain was abandoned last year, Tesco is trying again, this time with fast fashion chain F&F.
Marika, a division of Fam Brands, has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Glance Eyewear.
A range of characters from Lawless Entertainment’s client brands will be participating in the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll this weekend
DC Entertainment will mark the 75th anniversary of its Batman character at WonderCon, which is taking place April 18-20 in Anaheim, Calif.
NFL Players Inc., the marketing and licensing arm of the NFL Players Association, has launched Activate, an online micro-endorsement marketplace.
Lionsgate and the digital studio RocketJump Studios have formed a multi-year partnership to create film, television and digital content.
Silvergate Media has awarded Grosset & Dunlap (an imprint of Penguin) the North American publishing rights for its preschool brand, Octonauts.
A new animated TV series is in development based on the game app “Subway Surfers,” which is represented worldwide by the licensing agent Ink.
The Wish Factory has signed on to manage the sales and marketing for Wham-O’s classic brands including Hula Hoop and Hacky Sack.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has partnered to create a new t-shirt line featuring its inductees including Elvis and John Lennon.
The Yamaha Motor Corporation has tapped IMG Licensing, a division of IMG Worldwide, to manage and expand its business in North America.
Licensing and business development consultancy The Powell Group has formed a strategic partnership with marketing veteran Mario Kroll.
Hasbro has teamed up to launch a collection of My Little Pony hair accessories at Soho Fashions mall kiosks across the U.S.
kathy ireland Worldwide has teamed up with consumer pet products company Worldwise for a line of “home décor friendly” pet products.
LG Electronics has formed a new alliance with interior decorator Nate Berkus who will serve as artistic advisor and ambassador for its LG Studio line of kitchen appliances.
Giftware manufacturer One Hundred 80 Degrees has unveiled the new Cheeky Pumpkins Halloween décor collection featuring the work of artist Debbie Taylor-Kerman.
This year’s annual NRF conference and expo, held earlier this week in New York City, heavily focused on omni-channel retailing, customer engagement and data mining.
©2014 ADVANSTAR COMMUNICATIONS INC. All rights reserved.