This special report identifies the hot retailers to watch that are all driving change, innovation and expansion
Playboy Enterprises, in conjunction with Merchants Hospitality and Cachet Hospitality Group, has unveiled plans to re-open a Playboy Club in New York City.
Licensing agency 5th Wave Brands has partnered with A-Fontane, a Hong Kong bedding brand, to bring the Finnish home textile manufacturer Finlayson to Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Hong Kong International Licensing Show welcomed more than 21,000 visitors from more than 100 countries, an increase of 4 percent from 2016.
Maui and Sons discusses how it plans to strengthen its global presence and merchandising options through Licensing Expo Japan and Licensing Licensing Expo China.
Xilam Animation has entered a multi-year content deal with Amazon Prime Video India, making the service the exclusive subscription streaming home for “Oggy & the Cockroaches” and “Zig & Sharko.”
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, in conjunction with the Hong Kong Government, has opened the first-ever Marvel-themed ride, titled Iron Man Experience, at Hong Kong Disneyland.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has unveiled the winners for its LIMA Asian Licensing Awards.
Entertainment One has revealed its plans for the retail launch of its preschool property “Peppa Pig” in India.
Viacom International Media Networks and Coral World Park Undersea Resorts have joined forces to develop a new Nickelodeon resort and attraction in the Philippines.
Kangdexin Composite Material Group has partnered with Royal Philips for glasses-free 3D display technology for China, including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Paws, Inc., licensor of Garfield property and associated Garfield characters, has partnered with 16 new companies for new Garfield merchandise around the world.
The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard magazines have partnered with Southeast Asia’s Fierce Publishing to bring both brands to Thailand.
Billboard magazine has partnered with Filipino retailer Oxygen, a subsidiary of Golden ABC, to expand its brand into the fashion and lifestyle categories for the first time with a new apparel range in the country.
Microsoft and Mojang have partnered with NetEase to launch “Minecraft” in China.
UBM and the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association are partnering to bring a licensing and brand extension networking and education event to Tokyo, Japan, in 2017.
Swiss cartoon brand “Jaune & Vert” has partnered with Gingercrush, an online merchandising portal, to launch a range of branded merchandise.
Billboard has partnered with China-based Vision Media to launch the brand in in the region.
The National Basketball Association has entered a new, multi-year marketing partnership with ExxonMobil in the U.S. and China.
The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group will expand Shanghai Disneyland with its seventh themed land, which will be based on the Toy Story franchise.
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