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.
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.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association has undertaken its first-ever comprehensive survey of the global licensing business.
Consumer Product Connection has appointed Home Made Licensing to serve as the French licensing agent for the virtual pet app "Pou."
Cartoon Network Enterprises has tapped Brandberry to represent the TV series "Robot Chicken” for licensing.
Tiger Aspect has appointed two new licensing agents in preparation for the 25th anniversary of the Mr. Bean brand and the launch of a new animated series.
The U.K.’s Channel 5 has acquired all 52 x 11 episodes of Zodiak Kids' new children’s show “Zack and Quack” along with a slew of other broadcasters.
Ink Global introduced two new animation series–“D6” and “Zafari"–and continued to sell its hit series “Masha and The Bear” at MIPCOM this week.
Beanstalk has signed on to represent HGTV interior designer Genevieve Gorder for licensing.
Brand Licensing Europe 2014, which took place on Oct. 7-9 at London’s Olympia, boasted 306 exhibitors, making it the largest BLE ever.
The Toy Industry Association has announced the finalists for the Toy of the Year awards.
The Kathy Davis art brand is set to introduce four new product lines in the home category and has promoted Sarah Van Aken as vice president of marketing.
LIMA is seeking session ideas and speaker suggestions for next year's Licensing University program at Licensing Expo 2015.
Guru Studio has appointed Small Screen Distribution to manage all TV and home entertainment rights in Asia for its current series.
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