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Health & Beauty

L’Oreal Ranks as Top Beauty Company of 2016

The top beauty company reached $28.60 billion in worldwide sales. Unilever was No. 2, while Proctor & Gamble slid in at No. 3 despite a drop in sales. In contrast, retail sales of licensed HBA products…


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Fragrance

Licensed Fragrance Back on Track?

Since we last looked at licensed fragrances, the business has certainly changed—and it seems that it might be looking up, at least for established celebrities and fashion brands…


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CELEBRITY

What Not to Do: Kardashians Score a Win in Fight Against Licensee

The Kardashian sisters got a pretrial court order barring Haven Beauty from using their names and trademarks—effectively opening the door for new licensees to step in, since the Kardashians want to ultimately terminate their licensing agreement…


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ENTERTAINMENT/CHARACTER

Disney Dresses Up with Fashion

Deals with retailers Forever 21 and Cath illustrate Disney’s renewed emphasis on fashion products for its classic and contemporary brands. Disney’s 2016 deals run the gamut from low to high fashion and from apparel to cosmetics…


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TLL Survey

Apparel Fuels 3.1% Growth in U.S./Canada Fashion Licensing—Global Growth Is Even Higher

For all of its challenges, the fashion licensing industry continues to post strong sales in the U.S. and abroad. Global retail sales of licensed fashion goods totaled…


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HEALTH & BEAUTY

Vegan Cosmetics: The Newest Wave in Fashion Brand Building

Quality is no longer enough. Today’s consumers also want their brands to have a moral and social conscience. Few sectors have been more responsive to this demand than fashion—and vegan makeup brands are leading the charge…


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Cannabis

Licensed Cannabis the Next Big Thing

This year’s Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition New York welcomed a disparate crowd as businesses sought to stake a claim in an industry estimated to be worth $5.7 billion in the U.S. in 2015. While TLL estimates place retail sales of licensed legal cannabis at…

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

Male Celebrities to Bolster H&B

As licensed sales of health and beauty products are flagging (according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey, licensed sales were flat at 0.1% in 2015), men’s products are proving to be a silver lining as one of the fastest growing…


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SPORTS

Professional Bull Riders Take Licensing by the Horns

Riding a wave of interest in all things western, Professional Bull Riders is partnering with a new event retail and merchandising company and expanding its wine, fragrance and apparel lines…


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RETAIL TRENDS

Lady Gaga and Elton John Become the Latest to Launch a Macy’s Exclusive

Limited-edition celebrity lines are an old hat for Macy’s. But here are some different celebrities (hint: not named Donald Trump) finding a home for their exclusive product lines at Macy’s…


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