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The Point. 1888 brings Barratt’s iconic sweet brands to the frozen aisle

The Point. 1888 has struck up a sweet new partnership between Barratt and Icefresh Foods to launch a new range of ice creams exclusively for the supermarket chain, Iceland. The new range will draw on Barratt’s portfolio of iconic confectionery, including Black Jack, Fruit Salad, and Wham, to bring it …

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Emoji partners with Brazilian chocolatier Top Cau for Easter promotion

Emoji The Iconic Brand and Top Lotus has partnered with Brazil’s market leader in chocolate confectionery, Top Cau for a new Emoji sticker giveaway campaign in the run up to Easter. Top Cau is known for its chocolate products including eggs with a surprise, tablets, and snacks. The firm brings …

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Babybel lands t-shirt design on Boohoo.com courtesy of Bioworld

Babybel has made the leap from the fridge and into the wardrobe, thanks to a new apparel licensing partnership with the online retailer, Boohoo.com. The t-shirt range has been developed by the brand’s apparel licensee, Bioworld, and has been made exclusively for the online fashion retailer. It features the iconic …

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Fears surrounding pensions surface as Debenhams puts administrators on standby

With the accountancy firm KPMG on standby to handle an insolvency process, Debenhams has reportedly failed to make a top-up payment to its pensions scheme this month, meaning that around 10,000 members could be worse off if the company enters administration. On Friday, April 3rd, news emerged that the 242-year-old …

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Licensing chatter: 10 questions with Riverside Brands’ Ashley Holman

In these unprecedented times for the global community, it’s nice to keep connected – and for an industry as reliant on peer to peer networking as the licensing business, maintaining those connections with our industry colleagues is paramount. That’ why Licensing.biz is kicking off a new series of interviews to …

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Carte Blanche’s Me to You partners with Tesco for Mother’s Day £1,000 shopping spree competition

Carte Blanche Greetings’ award-winning Me to You brand has partnered with Tesco for the seventh year running to offer customers the chance to win a £1,000 shopping spree for Mother’s Day. The campaign will roll out across 400 of the supermarket giant’s stores, and will be hosted online, as well …

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Rainbow’s 44 Cats leaps into UK retail spearheaded by Lisle Licensing

Rainbow’s 44 Cats has landed on its feet across UK broadcasters and retail thanks to a growing popularity on channels such as Pop TV, Nick Jr, and Nick Jr Too, as well as a licensing programme spearheaded by Lisle Licensing. Already a nightwear collection from TDP Textile Aykroyds is poised …

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Fashion and Furnishing retailer Laura Ashley files for administration

The high street fashion and furnishing name, Laura Ashley is to file for administration, having failed to secure a £15m emergency loan to keep the firm from collapse. Laura Ashley operates more than 150 British stores and employs some 2,700 people. It has stated that rescue plans for the high …

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The RHS appoints Danilo as its diaries and calendars partner

The Royal Horticultural Society has appointed the licensed calendar, greetings cards, gift wrap and diaries publisher as its new calendar and diary partner. The coming year will see Danilo produce a wide range of 2021 RHS calendars and diaries. The items will feature photographic images of RHS gardens, the RHS …

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