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."
Top brands including Frito-Lay’s Cheetos, Pokémon and American Eagle got up to some mischief yesterday with April Fool’s pranks.
Rainbow and Nickelodeon have announced that a seventh season of "Winx Club” will begin airing on Nickelodeon’s global network of channels in 2015.
Studio 100 International has tapped Empire Licensing to represent May the Bee in South East Asia.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, a DHX Media company, has appointed Stephen Gould as its new U.K. managing director.
Licensing Expo 2014 will feature an expanded Sourcing & Production zone this June.
Energizer Holdings is planning to separate its household products and personal care divisions into two independent, publicly traded companies.
Carter Keithley has announced that he will retire as president and chief executive officer of the Toy Industry Association effective April 30, 2015.
Mattel and its subsidiary HIT Entertainment honored the company’s top U.K. licensees at its recent Country Conference and inaugural Licensing Awards.
Mattel has created a new, combined marketing and creative division that will span the toy company's portfolio of consumer brands.
Jihee Nam has been named vice president and general manager for Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand.
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