Fiesta Teams With Avanti On Bed & Bath Collection

The Fiesta Tableware Company’s Fiesta Dinnerware brand has formed a new license partnership with Avanti Linens. The partnership will bring a collection of bath and bedding products to the market in spring 2021.

Marquee Brands Appoints Fiske CEO

Marquee Brands has appointed Neil Fiske as its first chief executive officer. Fiske has 20 years of brand building experience across various consumer segments. Most recently, he was the CEO of the Gap brand.

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Informa Markets To Hold Virtual Festival Of Licensing

After consultation with customers, attendees and industry partners, Brand Licensing Europe 2020 will transition to an all-virtual event. In its place, the Global Licensing Group at Informa Markets is introducing Festival of Licensing in partnership with industry trade association Licensing International. 

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Licensing Expo Cancelled

Informa Markets’ Global Licensing Group said that the Licensing Expo, rescheduled to take place in August in Las Vegas, will not take place. The 40th edition of the licensing trade show will celebrate next year, returning May 25-27, 2021, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas

Zojirushi Teams With Sanrio To Launch Hello Kitty Housewares

Zojirushi is bringing pop culture icon “Hello Kitty” to life in partnership with global lifestyle brand Sanrio. The collaboration represents the first licensed collection in Zojirushi’s history and will encompass some of the supplier’s signature products, including an automatic rice cooker and stainless steel mugs.

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Licensing Leadership Summit To Be Held In November

In light of growing concerns and risks associated with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Licensing Leadership Summit is rescheduled for November 5 and 6. The summit, which was originally set to take place March 16 and 17, will still be held at the same location, the Hilton Midtown Manhattan in New York City.

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