Retail Merchandiser - May/June 2017 - 1

EDITOR'S LETTER

Licensed To
Attain Success

This issue of Retail Merchandiser has
two wonderful cover stories featuring
companies that are going above and beyond to provide their customers with the
best high-quality products in the global
retail industry.
In our first cover story, Uglydoll/STX
Entertainment (page 8), you'll read how
they are setting themselves apart from
peers by being collaborative and nimble.
With its Uglydoll property, the company will release an upcoming movie and
licensing in 2019. "We all have something
special about us and that's what the film
celebrates," says Oren Aviv, president and
chief content officer at STXfilms. "That
cuts across all demographic lines."
Jewelry Television, our second cover
story, is expanding its Knoxville, Tenn.based headquarters by 95,000 square feet
to give its fans an opportunity to see their
favorite programs in person. The live show
is just the latest example of how JTV, one
of the largest jewelry sellers in the world,
is expanding its audience to new media.
"While many people watch us on
television, we're not ready to be thought
of as a television company," President and
CEO Tim Matthews says. "We're a content company that creates exciting television while we're selling our products."
In this issue, our extensive tradeshow
coverage is also exciting. From now until
the fall, Retail Merchandiser provides you
with valuable insights into several major
tradeshows that will convene soon, including the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or
E3. Held at the Los Angeles Convention
Center from June 13-15, E3 is the premier event for computer, video and mobile
games and related products.
I'm personally excited about the
Licensing Expo held at the Mandalay
Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas
from May 23-25. This will be my first
time attending and I look forward to not
only participating in several educational
programs, such as Licensing University,
but also meeting with you in person.
As part of Licensing Week, Licensing
University is a 25-session seminar series

held during the expo that provides insights into everything from the basics of
licensing to retail strategies. If you're attending and would like to connect, email
me at bianca.herron@retail-merchandiser.
com. I look forward to hearing from you!

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John Krukowski
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Bianca Herron
(312) 676-1128

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Kelsch, Tim O'Connor, Kat Zeman
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Bianca Herron
Editor-in-Chief

MAY 15-16

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