This ad will be closed automatically in X seconds.

The Licensing Awards 2018: The Retail winners

Tesco, Primark, HMV, Selfridges and Marks & Spencer all crowned.

Five major retail names walked away victorious in Tuesday night’s Licensing Awards’ retailer award categories.

It was another great night for Tesco, with the team winning Best Retailer of Preschool Licensed Products (sponsored by eOne) and the Top Retailer Award (sponsored by Mattel).

Pippa Woods, licensing manager at Tesco, told Source: “It’s been an amazing year for Tesco and this is testament to the work that the whole team has put in. We’re so impressed by the double! It’s been a year that has seen change in the team so it’s nice to be recognised by the industry; very humbling.”

Primark was presented with the Best Retailer of Kids’ Licensed Products (5-16) award (sponsored by NBC Universal).

Sarah Jackson, director of buying, commented: “This is amazing and great to see. I’m super excited and pleased as it is for all the teams at Primark.”

A victorious HMV took to the stage to collect the Best Retailer of Adult Licensed Products accolade (sponsored by Warner Bros. Consumer Products).

Gary Williamson, books, clothing and merchandise manager, said: “We worked so hard on our licensed offer so I’m delighted.”

The Radar Award (sponsored by DHX Media) – for retailers who have upped their licensing activities in the last year – was awarded to Selfridges.

Chloe Donnelly, creative manager at the retailer, said: “I’m thrilled and very happy. This was so unexpected.”

Finally, the Best Licensed Retail Execution was awarded to a clearly thrilled Marks & Spencer for its work with Paddington and The Copyrights Group.

Laura Barton, assistant buyer at M&S, said: “We’re really so pleased, especially as the Paddington campaign received such a great reaction.”

You can view our gallery of the category winners below:

Want to read more news like this? Simply sign up to our daily digest in the box below. You can also follow @LicensingSource on Twitter.

MORE NEWS
 
London College of Fashion collaboration hits the high notes at Somerset House....
 
BrandMachine to take English football brand into new territories....
 
New weekly partwork will celebrate the legendary science fiction cyborg....
 
Agency is seeking a brand and product development executive....
 
Special commemorative 50p launches to mark 20th anniversary of the brand....
 
The Bright Agency launches film and TV division, headed by Courtney Arumugam....
Get the latest news sent to your inbox
Subscribe to our daily newsletter