The Scout Association appoints Metrostar as licensing agent Worldwide

The Scout Association has confirmed that it has extended its relationship with Metrostar to include Brand Licensing.  Metrostar has been working with the Scouts in Book Publishing for two years during which time it has sold rights to children’s non-fiction and a cookery title.  It is now developing a style guide geaturing the Scouts Heritage Assets.

Binary Box to produce Dear Zoo decorations

Binary Box has been awarded the rights to produce a range of Dear Zoo artwork to decorate children’s bedrooms.  The company plans to launch the range at the Autumn Fair.

Meld Group to produce Dear Zoo lift-the-flap jigsaw for Marks & Spencer

Meld Group has acquired the rights to produce an exclusive lift-the-flap Dear Zoo jigsaw for Marks & Spencer. It will be the first time that the retailer has listed a Dear Zoo product which will be in-store in Autumn 2012.

Paul Dennicci acquires Dear Zoo clothing

Paul Dennicci has acquired the rights to produce Dear Zoo baby and toddler clothing.  The range, which includes underwear, outerwear, nightwear and accessories, will appear in TU Clothing at Sainsbury’s in Winter 2012.  Toy Lowe will develop puppet socks and Brand Group will develop footwear, to accompany the range.

Quadrille wins Great British Bake Off stationery

Quadrille beat strong competition to win the rights to produce stationery for The Great British Bake Off.  Their range will be launched into retail to coincide with the transmission of the third series in Summer 2012.

Somerbond acquires Viz

Somerbond has acquired the rights to produce T Shirts, underwear and nightwear for the Viz comic.  Their first work from the two year deal is loungewear for Next, which will be launched in Spring 2012.

Portico to publish Great British Bake Off calendars

Portico has acquired the rights to produce calendars and diaries for The Great British Bake Off.  The range which includes recipe photography from The Great British Book of Baking (Penguin) launches in Autumn 2012.

Peter Black and M&S win Great British Bake Off giftware

Peter Black has acquired the rights to create an exclusive Great British Bake Off giftware range for Marks & Spencer.  The one year deal was brokered by Claire Potter at Metrostar.  The collection will appear in stores later this year.

BBC Haymarket Exhibitions partners with The Great British Bake Off

BBC Haymarket Exhibitions has acquired consumer events rights to The Great British Bake Off for its BBC Good Food Shows.  The aim is to re-create the television experience live for visitors to the shows and enable them to take part in a Bake Off event.

Simon & Schuster acquires Scouts outdoor cookery title

Simon & Schuster has acquired World rights to ‘How to cook an egg in an orange’ from Claire Potter and Stuart Cooper at Metrostar.  The ultimate cookbook for today’s outdoor cooks it is being written by Chef and Scout Leader, Nick Allen.