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What's your licensing story for 2017?

Special report seeks insight into new, expanded lines planned for 2017

LicensingHIGH POINT - Licensing continues to turn heads and generate headlines in the furniture industry.

So far this year, we’ve seen a big licensing push from Coaster, which launched its Scott Living collection in Las Vegas. Also in Vegas, AICO announced it is partnering with Kathy Ireland with a new licensed collection planned for later this year. And in February, Thomasville unveiled its new Ellen DeGeneres collection at a number of major retailers and Thomasville store locations.

At the April High Point Market, we’ll be seeing expanded lines with Paula Deen at Universal, Trisha Yearwood at Klaussner, Rachael Ray at Legacy Classic and Biltmore at Fine Furniture Design to name several.

These and other licensing initiatives will be the subject of a special report on licensing in the April 10 edition of Furniture Today.

What are your licensing plans for 2017? We’d love to hear your story. For inclusion in this report, feel free to comment below or send an e-mail to Senior Editor Tom Russell at trussell@furnituretoday.com.

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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