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May/June 2012 | COVER STORY CONTENTS 6 LICENSING EXPO 2012 Preview Pharmacy executives exchanged ideas with key trading partners in Palm Beach, while the NACDS chairman praised the role of community pharmacies. 8 BEST PRACTICES Franchising Facts 32 Playing It Up After winning a major lawsuit against an industry giant, MGA Entertainment Inc. is confident in its market strength and moving forward with aggressive brand building and product development. Those considering starting a franchise or becoming a franchisee should examine their prospective partner as closely as a potential spouse. New & Notable UPFRONT 12 SANRIO INC. Hello Kitty Charm Hello Kitty, who is said to weigh only as much as three apples, is a small character with a big reach for Sanrio Inc. 12 78 Noteworthy products in all categories. PHOTO: MISHA LULU May/June 2012 retail merchandiser 1

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Retail Merchandiser - May/June 2012

Retail Merchandiser - May/June 2012
‘Push’ vs. ‘Pull’
Narrow Your Band
Celebrating in Style
Give a Little Something Extra
Charm City Cakes
LazyTown Entertainment
Binny’s Beverage Depot
Vallarta Supermarkets Inc.
Cintron Beverage Group
Total Wine and More
Golfsmith International Inc.
Barrow Fine Furniture
Hedahls Auto Plus
Kopp Drug Inc.
Grafton-Fraser Inc.
Intelligent Office Canada
A1 Counting Solutions
New & Notable
Focus on Licensing - May/June 2012
2012 Preview
Franchising Facts
Hello Kitty Charm
Playing It Up
Saban Brands Powers Up
Mars Retail Group
SEGA of America Inc.
Major League Baseball Players Association
Universal Partnerships & Licensing
Remington Arms Co.
Cartoon Network Enterprises
Hybrid Apparel
Agile Network
New & Notable

Retail Merchandiser - May/June 2012