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RHS announces spring/summer Wax Lyrical Fragrant Garden range

RHS announces spring/summer Wax Lyrical Fragrant Garden range Floral fragrance partnership enters twelfth year with new fragrance and new designs The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced a new addition to the popular Fragrant Garden collection of fragrances from its enormously successful long-term partnership with home fragrance manufacturer, Wax Lyrical, along with a refreshed design. This collection of scented candles, reed diffusers, drawer liners, scented sachets and gift bags introduces a new fragrance to the popular Fragrant Garden range of complex floral fragrances. The eight fragrances in the collection are Sweet Pea, Cotton, Lavender,…

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Prahlad Kakar School of Branding associates with Carleton University

The Prahlad Kakar School of  Branding and Entrepreneurship (PKSBE) has associated with the prestigious Carleton University, that  is facilitated by the Canada-India Center for Excellence. The Incubation Space will start its intake of the first batch from February 2018. The programme is specially designed to equip the budding entrepreneurs with detailed knowledge about the different know-hows of starting and running a successful business.  Primarily, it aims at delivering support to the tech start-ups. However, aspiring entrepreneurs from different domains can also choose to be a part of the Incubation Space.…

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BBC Worldwide to merge with BBC Studios

  In a move to compete against rival broadcasters like ITV and Endemol Shine in the best possible manner, the BBC has decided to merge its commercial arm BBC Worldwide with its production arm BBC Studios into a single operation. The combined business is expected to begin operating in April. The new entity, which will remain as BBC Studios, will be led by Tim Davie as chief executive officer and Mark Linsey as chief creative officer will aim to bring the broadcaster in line with the rest of the industry…

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Franchise India in collaboration with Chicken Xpress and Snap Fitness

Years in India, Franchise India is collaborating with two new brands viz Chicken Xpress and Snap Fitness in order to help them create and expand their footprint in the country through the franchise model. Chicken Xpress, the South Africa based food company, is partnering with Franchise India to open 500 stores across India over the next 5 years through the franchise model. The food company is investing Rs. 100 crore to create its presence in the Indian market with the help of Ichak dana – the India based convenience food…

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Van Gogh Museum is getting into licensing

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is developing its first ever licensing programme. In the programme, the museum will be working with Licensing Link in the UK to develop ranges in the key lifestyle categories that capture the inspiration and DNA of the impressionist master. Besides working with the biggest collection of masterpieces globally and all Van Gogh’s letters, partners are encouraged to use their own creativity to deliver contemporary designs for their products utilising the assets.    

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Westlife Development declares unaudited financial results for the quarter ended September 30

Westlife Development Limited owner of the Master Franchisee of McDonald’s restaurants in west and south India has come out with its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017. The results were taken on record by the Board of Directors at a meeting held on November 7. The company reported a same store sales growth (SSSG) of 8.4%, making it the ninth consecutive quarter of positive sales growth. Revenues grew by 12.8% to Rs. 2,646.7 million. Net profit rose 190.1% to Rs. 20.7 million, while cash profit swelled…

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Moomins ties up with Oxfam to launch campaign to help women

The Moomins along with Oxfam is launching a campaign to help women and girls around the world fight inequality and escape poverty. The deal will focus on The Invisible Child, a short story by Moomin creator Tove Jansson, which will be available for sale at Waterstones, the Moomin Shop Covent Garden and Oxfam shops with at least £4 from each sale being donated to Oxfam’s women’s projects worldwide. “Tove was a strong and independent woman who lived life the way she wanted to – unlimited by ideas about how a…

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Imperial War Museums ties up with SmartFox

  Imperial War Museums (IWM) has joined hands with SmartFox, a Koch Media company, for the development of new construction sets. IMW will display the finished products during BLE next month, plus hold a seminar on day one of the show focusing on toys and games licensing will also be held by the museum.Guest speakers will include SmartFox and IWM’s US licensing agent, Spotlight Licensing. The new collection has been inspired by five of IWM’s most iconic objects, with the sets featuring Second World War Navy ship HMS Belfast, the…

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UFC in a multi-year partnership with Legends Hospitality

UFC has entered into a multi-year partnership with Legends Hospitality, LLC where the world-class fan service provider will serve as the premier mixed martial arts organization’s first-ever Official Global Event Retail Partner. The partnership will have Legends managing UFC retail shops at all events and fan experiences, both domestic and international. “We are thrilled to partner with Legends Hospitality,” commented UFC COO Ike Lawrence Epstein. “As one of the most prominent and well-respected sports and entertainment brands in the marketplace today, we’re confident that Legends will utilize their fan-centric approach and…

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National Gallery ventures into Japan

JELC, the licensing agent of National Gallery has revealed the Gallery’s first international agency agreement that covers the Japanese market. “After months of work following our trip to Japan last July, we are delighted to be working with Copyrights Asia and look forward to building a very successful programme in Japan,” commented Judith Mather, director of buying and brand licensing at the National Gallery. The agreement, with respect to merchandising agent, Copyrights Asia, was signed at Licensing Expo, Las Vegas recently. This agreement has added significance for the National Gallery viz it…

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