Childhood is a time of wonder and exploration, when every day is full of new discoveries. The colors, sounds, shapes and experiences of childhood shape us as adults. For three generations, childhood’s favorite memories have included the works of the world-renowned artist and author, Eric Carle.

The World of Eric Carle, which encompasses 75 books including bestsellers “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?,” engages and inspires children around the world, promoting exploration and imagination. The reach of the brand got even wider when The World of Eric Carle teamed up with New York-based licensing firm The Joester Loria Group (JLG). 

Jane Seymour needs no introduction. As a performer and artist, she is an icon and a star. Through her work with Jane Seymour Designs, her brand and Open Hearts by Jane Seymour are stronger than ever.

“There is a lot of awareness of her, and her transparency about her challenges and successes off camera make her very relatable to virtually anyone,” says Mark Matheny, Seymour’s lead licensing executive. 

“We are the eighth-largest candy company in the world and have more than 6,000 employees worldwide,” says Christian Jegen, president of Haribo of America. “Each country’s operation is owned by the same family that founded the company, but the operations run independently as their own profit center.”

The company has five factories in Germany and 10 in other parts of Europe, as well as sales offices in most European countries and the United States and Australia. Haribo of America was incorporated in the 1980s in Baltimore, and the company’s gummi candies have been a mainstay in the U.S. mass market ever since.

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