NORTH AMERICA—As the digital world continues to grow, The NPD Group has revealed that publishing is still popular, with licensed books making up 12 percent of all book sales, as well as 28 percent of all children’s book sales, in 2017.
NORTH AMERICA–CrossFit and Strauss Brands have joined forces for a range of CrossFit-branded meat, in a deal brokered by IMG.
NORTH AMERICA–Children’s author Michael Morpugo has partnered with Penguin Random House Children’s to write a new novel that re-imagines Raymond Brigg’s classic title The Snowman.
NORTH AMERICA–CBS Consumer Products has partnered with home furnishing brand Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams to create a new home furnishings collection inspired by “The Good Fight,” CBS’ new version of “The Good Wife.”
NORTH AMERICA–Endeavor, previously known as WME|IMG, has entered into an agreement to acquire NeuLion, a digital broadcasting and distribution company, for roughly $250 million.
NORTH AMERICA–Global Icons has signed on three new licensees to create an assortment of kitchen appliances for the Magic Chef brand.