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Aug 2015

Digital Platforms, Social Media Spawn New Trends at Licensing Expo 2015

By Nancy Gendimenico for Apparel Magazine, posted August 3, 2015 Apparel and Fashion Focus At Licensing Expo 2015, there was a notable rise in exhibitors and attendees. According to show management, retailer attendance was up 15% over last year. This included representatives from Toys R Us, Hot Topic, Target, Staples, Pottery Barn, Justice, and Kohl’s. International visitors and exhibitors also increased, with show sections devoted…

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Jul 2015

Graphic Tees Are Back-A Form of Self Expression for the Wearer and Big Dollars for the Brands

The Return of the Graphic T-Shirt by Hettie Judah JULY 12, 2015 Business of Fashion LONDON, United Kingdom — Funny, obscene, obscure, retro, rebellious, puerile or tribal — often broadcasting fandom, in-jokes or subcultural affiliation — the humble graphic t-shirt punches far above its weight. For labels, it’s a high volume product with a healthy margin that requires no specialist manufacturing. For consumers, it can…

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“Do the Kind Thing” – A Company’s Not for Profit Only Business Model by Nancy Gendimenico

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Jun 2015

“Do the Kind Thing” – A Company’s Not for Profit Only Business Model by Nancy Gendimenico

During an April fireside chat with Marcos Salazar from Be Social Change, Daniel Lubeztsky, founder of Kind Healthy Snacks, discussed his journey to becoming a serial entrepreneur and creator of the fastest growing snack food, Kind Fruit and Nut Bars. Mr. Lubetzky’s recently released book, “Do the Kind Thing: Think Boundlessly, Work Purposely and Live Passionately” tells the story of how his Mexican roots and…

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New Footwear Licensing Partnerships Showcase Innovation, Fashion Relevance and Sustainability

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Jan 2015

New Footwear Licensing Partnerships Showcase Innovation, Fashion Relevance and Sustainability

A tire company and an outdoor brand form a partnership and a sustainable supply chain; two U.S. brands worn on California beaches team up for limited edition footwear and accessories; and a streetwear brand with NYC roots collaborates with an iconic New York designer. Three partnerships, announced in late 2014, are not your typical licensing arrangements, but Timberland, Omni Tires, Deckers Brands, Pendleton, DKNY and…

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Licensing  Expo -What’s New for 2015

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Aug 2014

Licensing Expo -What’s New for 2015

Feisty feathered females, forest dwelling blue creatures, a funky monkey, and super powered girls made appearances in Las Vegas from June 17-19 at the 34th annual Licensing Expo, the largest licensing industry gathering. Character and entertainment brands dominated almost 500 exhibitors there to showcase their up and coming properties for 2015 and beyond. Many successful brands have been re-packaged, allowing licensed partners to update their…

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The new Urban Outfitters Space Ninety 8 concept store in Williamsburg.

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May 2014

Coffee, Tea or a T-Shirt? New York Specialty Retailers Woo Customers With Coffee Shops

Omni-channel is the retail buzzword of the moment, but retailers must continue to maximize their largest investment—brick-and-mortar stores, especially those located in high profile and high rent Manhattan locations. In addition to sharpening their merchandise presentations with exclusive product, Club Monaco, Uniqlo, Urban Outfitters, and others have gone one step further. They’ve added coffee shops, and in one case even an upscale restaurant, to their…

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