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Lisanti on Licensing: Target’s Big Commitment to Toy Story

Toy Story Friday extends Disney’s classic franchise; NFLPA Plans to Change Fan Experience; Forever 21 debuts Ford line, faces challenges; MGA Is no longer interested in Mattel; Shark Week still has a bite; plus, other top brand, licensing and retail news. Licensing, marketing and retail expert/opinion leader Tony Lisanti provides insight and perspective for the

Lisanti on Licensing: Target’s Big Commitment to Toy Story 2019-06-21T19:52:31+00:00

Lisanti on Licensing: Early Look at Holiday 2019

A first take on Holiday 2019; MGA makes bid for Mattel; a look at the world’s most valuable brands; a few key takeaways from Walmart’s annual shareholders meeting; plus, other top brand, licensing and retail news. Licensing, marketing and retail expert/opinion leader Tony Lisanti provides insight and perspective for the top headlines of the week.

Lisanti on Licensing: Early Look at Holiday 2019 2019-06-14T19:34:55+00:00

Lisanti on Licensing: Top Deals from Licensing Week

The highlights of the deals that made headlines during Licensing Week; Barnes & Noble Acquired by U.K. firm; GameStop reports double digit sales decline; REP will handle MLS players; Barbie Greets Hello Kitty; Hasbro licenses Tonka; Licensing International reports sales data; plus, other top brand, licensing and retail news. Licensing, marketing and retail expert/opinion leader

Lisanti on Licensing: Top Deals from Licensing Week 2019-06-07T19:04:19+00:00

Lisanti on Licensing: Authentic Brands Group Acquires Sports Illustrated

The licensing news of the week was all about Authentic Brands Group and its acquisition of the Sports Illustrated brand from Meredith. It’s a reminder of the continued growth of ABG and the breakup of Time Inc., since the venerable company was acquired by Meredith. Licensing, marketing and retail expert/opinion leader Tony Lisanti provides insight

Lisanti on Licensing: Authentic Brands Group Acquires Sports Illustrated 2019-05-31T19:50:50+00:00

Lisanti on Licensing: Kohl’s Makes Moves; NYC’s Hudson Yards

Kohl’s makes major commitment to sports licensing, disappoints in Q1; Target impresses; Mattel and WBCP extend deal, but Moody’s downgrades company; Beanstalk adds major brands; plus, other top brand, licensing and retail news highlights of the pre-Memorial Day weekend. Licensing, marketing and retail expert/opinion leader Tony Lisanti provides insight and perspective for the top headlines

Lisanti on Licensing: Kohl’s Makes Moves; NYC’s Hudson Yards 2019-05-24T19:23:39+00:00

Lisanti on Licensing: Target’s New Beauty Brand & LIMA’s Rebrand

Walmart’s Q1 underscores its strategies; Target debuts beauty brand; Taco Bell plans themed hotel; Today show opens café; Iconix turnaround continues; LIMA Rebrands; plus, other top brand, licensing and retail news. Licensing, marketing and retail expert/opinion leader Tony Lisanti provides insight and perspective for the top headlines of the week. “Licensing and Merchandising Report” is

Lisanti on Licensing: Target’s New Beauty Brand & LIMA’s Rebrand 2019-05-17T19:16:52+00:00

Lisanti on Licensing: Disney’s Impressive Film Slate

Disney unveils impressive film slate; DieHard looks for more brand power; Disney reports modest 2Q; XFL signs critical broadcast deals; Amazon Go opens first unit in NYC; plus, other top brand, licensing and retail news. Licensing, marketing and retail expert/opinion leader Tony Lisanti provides insight and perspective for the top headlines of the week. “Licensing

Lisanti on Licensing: Disney’s Impressive Film Slate 2019-05-10T19:50:45+00:00

Lisanti on Licensing: Mattel Plans Entertainment Centers

Mattel plans entertainment centers; Disney celebrates Star Wars Day; Target unveils outdoor brand; Foot Locker partners with Champion; plus, other top brand licensing and retail news. Licensing, marketing and retail expert/opinion leader Tony Lisanti provides insight and perspective for the top headlines of the week. “Licensing and Merchandising Report” is a must read for top

Lisanti on Licensing: Mattel Plans Entertainment Centers 2019-05-03T16:16:40+00:00

Lisanti on Licensing: Authentic Brands Bids For Sports Illustrated

Authentic Brands Bids for Meredith’s Sports Illustrated; Target launches another PL brand; Hasbro and Mattel report Q1 with different spins; Tom Brady tops NFLPA merch sales; plus other top brand licensing and retail news. Licensing, marketing and retail expert/opinion leader Tony Lisanti provides insight and perspective for the top headlines of the week. “Licensing and

Lisanti on Licensing: Authentic Brands Bids For Sports Illustrated 2019-04-29T18:37:32+00:00

Lisanti on Licensing: Martha Stewart Gets a New Home

Martha Stewart gets a new home; Disney gears up for major franchise films; 7-Eleven promotes Pokémon movie; Walmart unveils kids subscription box; plus, other top brand licensing and retail news. Licensing, marketing and retail expert/opinion leader Tony Lisanti provides insight and perspective for the top headlines of the week. “Licensing and Merchandising Report” is a

Lisanti on Licensing: Martha Stewart Gets a New Home 2019-04-19T14:59:46+00:00