Preparations are well underway for the 35th edition of Licensing Expo, with a host of new brands already set to exhibit and a new Sports section planned for the show floor.
Golf ball brand Volvik has appointed Stan Denenberg as its new director of licensing.
Genius Brands International has announced that Margaret Loesch will join its board of directors.
H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group have agreed to merge, forming the third largest food and beverage company in North Americ.
Licensing industry professionals raised £12,000 for the Light Fund charity at the 8th annual quiz night in Manchester, England, March 19.
Saban Brands has acquired another new brand for its burgeoning portfolio of fashion and lifestyle properties–the Australian surf brand Piping Hot.
Rock band AC/DC has tapped Perryscope Productions and Epic Rights to jointly lead its licensing and merchandising efforts.
Registration is now open for the Licensing University conference program held in conjunction with Licensing Expo and organized by LIMA.
NLC, which was recently tapped to represent Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA in Benelux, has hired Jacqueline Hofman to manage the account.
Floor care brand Bissell has appointed IMC to expand its brand into a range of new product categories including home, DIY and automotive.
The Bologna Licensing Trade Fair has launched Licensing Prospect Day, a networking event that aims to introduce Italian manufacturing companies to licensing.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed Anna Viola as senior licensing manager of hard lines.
Xcel Brands has acquired the Judith Ripka lifestyle brand, known for jewelry, for $22.5 million.
Viacom has appointed Maria Iregui as brand manager and senior vice president of programming and production for MTV Latin America.
Nigel Pickard is stepping down from his role as chief executive officer of Zodiak U.K. Kids and chair of The Foundation.
Three licensing executives conquered the London Marathon and raised more than £6,700 for The Light Fund.
American lifestyle brand Lands' End has named Steven Rado as senior vice president and chief marketing officer.
Second quarter earnings for The Walt Disney Company exceeded expectations with a 10 percent increase in revenue from Q2 2013.
The top kids’ content creators in the business gathered in Cannes, France, in April to showcase their new offerings and extend the reach of their top series.
The Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association U.K. has debuted the new U.K. Rising Stars Award.
Independent licensing agency JELC has signed on to represent the new girls’ brand concept iDoo-B-Doo.
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