Monthly Archive: November 2011

Marty Brochstein

A look at the art licensing sector

The art licensing business is in the midst of a significant transformation, as some merchandise categories that formerly were mainstays of the business wane, while some newer sectors show significant growth potential. According to LIMA’s Annual Licensing Business Survey, retail sales of art licensed products in North America reached $3.75 billion in 2010. While lower than the sales level of

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Marty Brochstein

Some nuggets about kids biz from NPD’s Anita Frazier

Some highlights from the presentation by NPD Group’s Anita Frazier – taken from NPD’s Kids Industry Data Service (KIDS) — at the well-attended LIMA East Coast Breakfast Seminar this past Tuesday: • For the year ended August, 2011, apparel and accessories (20%) accounted for the largest dollar share of good purchased for kids ages 0-14, followed by videogame hardware/software (15%),

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Carol Spieckerman

One-On-One with Iconix Brand Group’s Yehuda Shmidman, Part II

In September, I had the pleasure of sharing the podium with Yehuda Shmidman, Chief Operating Officer of Iconix Brand Group, at LIMA’s inaugural Retail and Branding Conference in New York. Iconix is the second largest licensor in the world and, in the aggregate, the company generates over $12 billion in annual retail sales by managing and marketing a diverse portfolio

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Marty Brochstein

A CSR tool for the licensing community

On the face of it, the attendee list alone at the Consumer Products sector meeting I attended prior to the massive BSR Conference this week in San Francisco speaks to the growing importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) among companies that deal in the consumer products marketplace. More than 20 brand owners and retailers were represented – some by multiple

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Carol Spieckerman

One-on-one with Iconix Brand Group’s Yehuda Shmidman

In September, I had the pleasure of sharing the podium with Yehuda Shmidman, Chief Operating Officer of Iconix Brand Group, at LIMA’s inaugural Retail and Brand Conference in New York. Iconix is the second largest licensor in the world and, in the aggregate, the company generates over $12 billion in annual retail sales by managing and marketing a diverse portfolio

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