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Celebrity

Keeping Up With the Kardashians

A look at celebrity-based licensing—up 1.9% in 2016 in the U.S./Canada—through the lense of one entertainment empire and its lawsuits…


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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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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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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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CELEBRITY

Freshness Eludes Celebrity Scents

Despite a small rush of celebrity-licensed fragrances introduced to retail in the late summer and fall, the category still smells off, with marketers Elizabeth Arden, Coty and Parlux all reporting…


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CELEBRITY FRAGRANCE

Westbrook Fragrance Courts Men and Women

Celebrity licensed fragrances have been in a slump, but NBA player’s new scent plays in the less crowded luxury market…


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HEALTH & BEAUTY

Celebrity-Licensed Perfumes Seek to Reinvigorate Slumping Market

The past 12 months have been less than sweet smelling for sales of celebrity-licensed fragrances, but that isn’t deterring companies from bringing new celebrity brands to the already crowded mass market…

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RETAIL SALES

The Sweet Smell of Friday: Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj Launch New Perfumes

Singer Katy Perry is in the news for more than her on-and-off relationship with John Mayer, alleged feud with Taylor Swift and attempt to buy a Los Angeles convent. The singer just launched the new fragrance Mad Potion exclusively with a pop-up shop on Twitter’s new shopping platform (@katyperrypopup). The $30 vanilla-musk scent is…

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Health and Beauty

Perfume Artisans Eclipse Stars

The artisan trend is spilling over from food and beverage into fragrance as the combo of star power + big designer promotions that have historically driven fragrance sales appear to be losing some of their mojo. There are now hundreds of artisan perfumers turning out products to meet the desire for alternatives…

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