Retail Retail Licensing 

Chupa Chups ties with Japanese retailer G.U.

The sweet vibe of Chupa Chups keeps spreading in fashion retailers around the world. This summer the trendy Japanese retailer G.U. has developed a complete Chupa Chups range of pop and vintage t-shirts for young girls. Chupa Chups has been regularly collaborating with Fast Retailing through previous collaboration with UNIQLO. This summer G.U. launches a fun and colourful collection of six different cute designs inspired by the brand’s heritage and flavor bursts in its stores all around Asia.

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Changing tides of the Indian licensing industry

Licensing & Merchandising in India is dynamically changing with advancements in technology and digital space. With a number of international brands strategizing on India via licensing, this has now opened new prospects to the industry. Last year India ranked among the top 25 global markets for licensing and merchandising. Pegged at $ 1,476 million, India really matches the global markets in terms of the ongoing trends with fashion as their marquee category.  Over the years India has managed to create great Indian IP’s while bringing global IP’s within the country.…

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Retail Licensing 

Reliance-BP joint venture bids licence to retail gas in 15 cities: Report

The Reliance-BP joint venture on Tuesday bid for the license to retail gas in 15 cities while Indraprastha Gas Ltd put in bids for 13 cities. Bidding for the biggest city gas distribution licensing round, offering 86 permits for selling CNG and piped cooking gas in 174 districts in 22 states and union territories closes today. India Gas Solutions Pvt Ltd and Reliance Industries is foraying in city gas distribution as it put in the bid for 15 cities, as per a PTI report. IGL, which retails CNG in the…

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Merchandise Licensing Retail Licensing 

Shoppers Stop partners with Chennai Super Kings for exclusive merchandise

IPL fans have one more reason to rejoice! Indian fashion retailer Shoppers Stop has inked exclusive retail merchandise deal with Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The CSK exclusive merchandise offers a range of apparels, accessories, and footwears, including t-shirts and jerseys with graphic prints and quirky slogans and accessories such as caps, bags, and flip-flops. The products in the collection starts at Rs 399 onwards. Shoppers Stop also shared a video on Twitter and wrote, “Our lions are just a match away from victory. TheCSKSquad, it’s time to cheer the loudest…

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Character & Entertainment Character Licensing Entertainment Licensing Game Licensing 

Character World to roll-out Minecraft inspired-bedding in 2017

Character World is bolstering its textiles offering, with the addition of Minecraft-inspired bedding. The firm is set to roll out a duvet set and cushion for spring/summer 2017, with a towel and throw set to launch in April 2017. “Minecraft is not just a game but a global phenomenon, so we are excited about securing this deal. Gaming is bigger than ever so it’s important for us to capitalise on its popularity,” said Tim Kilby, brand director at Character World. “Minecraft is still the number one mobile app game in…

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Retail Licensing 

Zara and Smiley join hands for new Smiley Collection

A new line of Smiley apparel will be available at the Zara stores Launched for winter 2016, Zara has unveiled a range of Smiley handbags including a smart business city bag boasting the Smiley icon on the bag’s flap. Other new items include a women’s poplin shirt and a khaki bomber jacket for kids. “The latest collection between Smiley and Zara shows the continued demand for Smiley products at the most influential fashion retailers in the world today,” said Nicolas Loufrani, CEO of Smiley. “My team have worked hard to…

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E-Commerce Retail Retail Licensing 

OnePlus and Amazon India renews partnership for retails

Smartphone device maker OnePlus has renewed its partnership to retail through the Amazon India marketplace The company, which recently launched its brand webstore in India, will start retailing devices only by 2017 to ensure that customer experience is up to mark, said founder Pete Lau. “We have renewed our strategic partnership with Amazon India and will invest more in joint branding. There are many spaces to work together, including a tie-up with Amazon Prime for faster deliveries. At present, it is not our priority to expand to other marketplaces,” said Lau adding…

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Character & Entertainment Retail Retail Licensing 

Warner Bros Partners with Exquisite for Retail Loyalty Programs

Exquisite, an innovative and experienced player in the EMEA market, has teamed up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA (WBCP EMEA), on behalf of DC Entertainment, to create the first retail loyalty programmes featuring DC Super Heroes. Marking the coming together of smart promotional mechanics with world-class entertainment brands, the retail loyalty programmes will feature  DC’s iconic characters in exciting promotional campaigns across the EMEA region. Michael Shina, CEO of Exquisite, said, “We are very excited to team up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and have the opportunity to work…

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LIMA releases its second annual licensing survey

The International Licensing and Merchandising Association (LIMA) released its second annual survey and read more to know where India stands in the Licensing Industry. The second annual survey from LIMA, which boasts details of the $251.7 billion global licensing industry, is now available for readers to download. Conducted by Brandar Consulting, the report quantifies worldwide royalty revenue and corresponding retail sales by product category, property type and geographic region. In the survey, results found that character and entertainment are the top property type, accounting for $113.2 billion in retail sales,…

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