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.
Of the 5,000 brands that can be found at Licensing Expo, more than 1,800 are from consumer goods categories.
Transom Capital Group has acquired Topspin Media’s music e-commerce platform from Beats Music.
PGS Entertainment has sold the new series inspired by Playmobil, “Super 4,” to Cartoon Network in Italy and Latin America.
AG Properties has renewed its partnerships with 14 licensing agents worldwide for its five signature brands.
Novel Entertainment has brought on Christopher Skala as a consultant to help build on the success of its digital offerings.
Registration is now open for Brand Licensing Europe, which will take place Oct. 7-9 at London’s Olympia exhibition hall.
Brandgenuity has launched the licensing program for Gas Monkey Garage, famous for fixing up and flipping hot rods, classic cars and motorcycles.
Among the executives that will be honored at the K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Women In Industry Luncheon is Patti Buckner of Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
Lawless Entertainment has been appointed as the exclusive North American licensing agent for Atlantyca Entertainment’s "Geronimo Stilton."
LIMA will present a range of seminars as part of its Licensing University program this year at Licensing Expo to help attendees develop winning retail initiatives.
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