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Trading Card Business Goes to Fanatics

Topps, the trading card business that paired Bazooka bubble gum and baseball cards over fifty years ago, has been bought by Fanatics, the sports memorabilia company.

The sale valued Topps’s sports and entertainment sectors at just over $500 million. Topps lost its 70-year-old licensing agreement with Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association to Fanatics in August 2021.

This deal is just another one of Fanatics’s recent purchases. They bought Majestic apparel company in 2017. As leagues search for new sources of revenue, beyond ticketing, Fanatics has introduced all sorts of avenues including ads on jerseys, legal sports gambling, and now trading card licensing agreements.

BI Trends for 2022

It seems that automation is permeating practically every aspect of our lives. From grocery shopping to banking, communicating to cooking—automation functions and platforms are making every task easier and accessible. And business intelligence (BI) is no exception. Automation is set to be one of the biggest trends in that industry in 2022. Alongside process automation,… Continue Reading

NASDAQ Versus NYSE

What is the NASDAQ and how does it differ from the NYSE? In this video NASDAQ looks at Nasdaq is the largest digital stock market for trading securities in the world. Here we explain the basics of what sets it apart from exchanges such as the NYSE. Continue Reading

Global Economic Growth and Caution

CGTN representative discusses the recent report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development which “predicts a bounce back in the global economy this year with 5.3% growth which is the fastest in nearly 5 decades.” But caution is still necessary. Here’s why. Continue Reading

Rosalind Brewer Becomes 20th Black CEO in America

Rosalind Brewer has been named incoming CEO of Walgreens, effective March 15, 2021. This role makes Brewer, who is leaving her position as COO at Starbucks, the only Black woman to lead a Fortune 500 company. Brewer joins the other 19 Black CEOs — 17 men and two women — who have ever been listed as… Continue Reading

Celebrate Women Virtual Conference

Celebrate Women Virtual Conference

“Surviving (and Thriving) in Unsettling Times.” That is the theme and topic of the 15th annual Celebrate Women virtual conference set to begin on Friday, March 19, 2021. Alison Levine, American mountain climber, sportswoman, explorer, leadership consultant and best-selling author, will deliver the keynote address. Levine was team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition,… Continue Reading

Broadway Ticketing Reworked by NY-based Company

Broadway Ticketing Reworked by NY-based Company

Jujamcyn, the company responsible for the operations of five Broadway theaters, has signed a deal with New York-based SeatGeek. Many theater and performance spots are planning ahead for post-COVID reopenings. For Jujamycn, part of its new strategy included a major rework of its ticketing system. SeatGeek, a well-known sports industry player, is using its contract… Continue Reading