US Polo Assn. Remains one of the largest sports licensors
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 14 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — USPA Global Licensing Inc. (USPAGL) today announced that US Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), has once again been ranked among the elite, as the 28the overall in Global license magazine’s prestigious list of the world’s best licensors of 2022. The multi-billion dollar sports-inspired brand rose 10 spots from 38e in 2019 and is one of the largest sports licensors and leading apparel licensors. The good overall ratings of US Polo Assn. come after a stellar 2021, having achieved $1.8 billion in global retail sales, expanding its footprint to include over 190 countries and ending the year with over 1,200 US Polo Assn. retail stores around the world. The brand’s authentic connection to the sport of polo resonates with young consumers and sports fans around the world.
“On behalf of US Polo Assn., I want to personally thank our global team and strategic partners around the world who have all worked tirelessly to place our sports-inspired brand on Global license magazine’s list of top global licensors. To receive this recognition again alongside iconic leaders in sports and apparel licensing is an honor,” said J. Michael Prince, President and CEO of USPAGL. “We have been both strategic and ambitious with digital, retail stores and international growth plans, amid the global challenges of the pandemic, to bring the sport-inspired lifestyle to the US Polo Assn. brand to millions of consumers and sports fans around the world.”
Global licenseThe list of the world’s leading licensors is a Who’s Who of the titans of licensing, derived from an annual study that “considers retail sales of licensed merchandise across all major industries, from entertainment to sports, to food and beverage, corporate brands, fashion, art and design, and more.”
To be considered for inclusion, each brand or corporate entity must submit retail sales figures based on worldwide sales of licensed merchandise. In addition, Global licenseThe editors of conduct their own independent monitoring and verification by consulting industry sources, annual reports and financial documents. The largest brand in the world remains The Walt Disney Company with $56.2 billion in retail sales.
About US Polo Assn. and USPA Global Licensing Inc. (USPAGL)
US Polo Assn. is the official brand of United States Polo Association (USPA), the not-for-profit governing body for the sport of polo in the United States and one of the sport’s oldest governing bodies, having been founded in 1890. With a multi-billion dollar global footprint and global distribution through some 1,200 US Polo Assn. retail stores and thousands of department stores as well as sporting goods chains, independent retailers and e-commerce, US Polo Assn. offers men’s, women’s and children‘s clothing, accessories and footwear in 190 countries around the world. Today, US Polo Assn. is ranked 28e largest licensor in the world and among the top five sports licensors, according to Global licensethe 2022 list of “Global Top Licensors”. Visit uspoloassnglobal.com.
USPA Global Licensing Inc. (USPAGL) is the for-profit subsidiary of the USPA and its exclusive worldwide licensor. USPAGL operates the global US Polo Assn. brand and is the custodian of the USPA’s intellectual properties, providing the sport with a long-term source of revenue. Through its subsidiary Global Polo Entertainment (GPE), USPAGL also operates Global Polo TV, the world’s leading digital platform featuring polo and lifestyle content. Additionally, USPAGL partners with ESPN and beIN Sports worldwide to bring the sport of polo broadcast on TV and on-demand to millions of viewers around the world. For more polo content, visit globalpolo.com.
For more information, contact:
Stacey Kovalsky – Senior Director, Global Communications
Phone +001.561.790.8036 – Email: [email protected]
Kaela Drake – Public Relations and Communications Coordinator
Phone +001.561.461.8596 – Email: [email protected]
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