Tuesday, 21 May 2013
The Top 150 Licensors
On May 1, 2013, the Global License publication released its annual list of the top 150 (in the past this was a lower number) licensors. According to Global License, the top 150 licensors account for around $230 billion in retail sales of licensed products and information. The top 10 licensors on the list include: 1) Disney Consumer Products ($39.3 billion) (brands include Mickey Mouse and Avengers); 2) Iconix ($13 billion) (brands include Starter, Zoo York, Umbro and Buffalo); 3) PVH Corp. ($13 billion) (brands include Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Izod); 4) Meredith ($11.2 billion) (brands include Better Homes and Garden and Parents); 5) Mattel ($7 billion) (brands include Barbie and Fisher-Price); 6) Sanrio ($7 billion) (brands include Hello Kitty); 7) Warner Bros. Consumer Products ($6 billion) (brands include Superman and Batman); 8) Nickelodeon Consumer Products ($5.5 billion) (brands include Dora the Explorer and Diego); 9) Major League Baseball ($5.2 billion) (brands include the NY Yankees); and 10) Hasbro (brands include Transformers and Nerf). Other notables in the top 25 include Weight Watchers International, the Collegiate Licensing Company and Ralph Lauren. The entire list along with commentary about the licensors is here. Enjoy!