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Franchising Back on the Agenda as Russia's Economy Slowly Recovers

6 April 2017

Country's top franchises include business software, specialist medical laboratory services, car-sharing and fast-food....Read More


Strong Demand for Hong Kong Services in ASEAN: “In Style Hong Kong” Research Survey 2016

9 Jan 2017

A survey of 948 participants at the “In Style Hong Kong” Symposium held in Bangkok, Thailand, reveals the strong intention of ASEAN companies to internationalise over the next three years. Hong Kong i...Read More


Early Learning and Local Licensing Dominate Moscow Kids' Show

4 Jan 2017

Despite on-going economic uncertainties, Russian parents continue to prioritise spending on early learning products, while the country's resurgent animation industry spurs massive growth in the sale o...Read More


Protecting Trademarks and Patents Across the ASEAN Bloc video

31 Oct 2016

The establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community has ushered in the dawn of a single 630-million strong consumer market. However, this will also bring unprecedented levels of competition. All busines...Read More


Licensed Products and the Changing Shape of the UK Toy Sector

19 Oct 2016

While never as segregated as the specialist and Big Four toy retailers in the US, there are signs that the success – or lack of success – of certain toy franchises starting to have quite an impact on ...Read More


Philippines Looks to be Net Exporter of Franchise Brands Across Asia

15 Aug 2016

While once something of a passive repository for US brands, the Philippines' franchise industry is now both welcoming in pan-Asian brands while also actively seeking to export its own highly-successfu...Read More


Licensees Gear Up with 2017 Tipped to be Wonder Woman's Year

15 July 2016

With her own movie and a 75th anniversary to celebrate, Wonder Woman is being billed as one of the hottest licensed products of the next 12 months, at least according to many of the exhibitors at this...Read More


Upmarket Vaping and Rapid Gadget Repairs Top US Franchising League

24 June 2016

While the food sector remains ever-popular in the US franchising market, a number of newer, higher-tech opportunities are now also starting to gain ground, most notably upmarket e-cigarettes and fast ...Read More


Russian Bear Resurgent as YouTube and Merchandising Phenomenon

16 March 2016

Russian cartoon Masha and the Bear tipped to be new Hello Kitty with lucrative licences on offer....Read More


As the New Star Wars Sequel Looms, the Sales Force Awakens

8 Dec 2015

As legions of Star Wars fans ready themselves for the cinema-screen return many thought they might never see, toy manufacturers, too, are keen to see if this doughty – and hugely profitable – franchis...Read More


Are Toy Manufacturers Suddenly in the Licensing Driving Seat?

27 Oct 2015

The paramount role of toys and games in the success of any contemporary product licensing initiative has brought about a distinct shift in the balance of power in this competitive sector, argues John ...Read More


Licensed Internet Characters Take on TV, Comic and Movie Properties

25 Aug 2015

The privileged territory once occupied by TV, comics and movies in the hearts of licensors is now under threat from a whole new generation of internet characters, with many of them proving particularl...Read More


US Franchisees Show Increasing Ambition to Take on Bigger Territories

19 Aug 2015

Many initial franchisees are now keen to target wider geographical areas and multiple outlets from the off, according to several of the exhibitors and attendees at this year's National Franchise & Bus...Read More


Digital Media Rights Take Centre Stage at Las Vegas Licensing Expo

6 July 2015

This year the YouTube generation and the wider digital universe clearly conquered the Las Vegas Licensing Expo – the world's leading licensing industry event – even seeing off the combined might of Ba...Read More


UK Economic Recovery Reflected in Boost to Franchising Sector

11 June 2015

With more than 500,000 Brits employed in the franchising sector, which has a collective turnover in excess of £13.7 billion, it is small wonder that attendees at the British & International Franchise ...Read More


Will the Force of Star Wars Overcome the Wider Licensing World?

3 June 2015

With the 2015 Las Vegas Licensing Expo not far, far away, John Baulch, publisher of Toy World magazine, sees a looming future in which officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise defeats all comers. Exc...Read More


Crossover Licensing: A Win-Win Online/Offline Opportunity for Retailers video

10 March 2015

With traditional retailers facing increased competition from online vendors and the growing phenomenon of ‘showrooming’, a number of companies have looked to establishing crossover promotion projects ...Read More


Are you ready to license your brand? video

3 March 2015

Are you really ready to be a licensor? What are the key questions you need to ask before committing your brand and your business to the process?...Read More


Asia's Appetite for Franchising Exceeds Expectations in Singapore

19 Jan 2015

The Franchise & Licensing Asia 2014 exhibition experienced a 26% increase in the number of attendees, underlining the growth potential of the Asian market, with Vietnam and Indonesia currently cited a...Read More


Franchising Opportunities: Franchising a Traditional Business

31 Dec 2014

Since Hong Kong is a rather small place, home-grown brands using the franchising model for local expansion is less common than in big economies with significant regional disparities. Still, there is a...Read More

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