The collectables brand, Panini is making its first move into the confectionery space via a new partnership with Icam S.p.A. a new licensing partner who will take the IP into celebration-themed chocolate items.
Based in Modena, in Italy, Panini is a worldwide leader in collectable stickers and trading cards, while Icam is an outfit known for its production of high quality chocolate. The deal will see the development of a range of Panini branded sweets for Easter and Christmas holidays. The line will first land in stores from Easter 2021.
The first Panini product manufactured by Icam under the Panini license will be the Calciatori Panini Easter 2021 egg, which will launch next March. It will be followed by the launch of Panini Christmas socks featuring branded cholocates.
The Calciatori Panini Easter 2021 egg will feature a surprise set of 20 stickers from the current football 2020/21 collections, plus and exclusive Panini sticker celebrating the company’s 60th anniversary in 2021.
This is the latest development for the Panini who detailed its intentions to commence licensing out the brand name this October, timing its announcement to coincide with the industry’s Festival of Licensing.