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Retail Notes

Retail news from Books-A-Million, Target Canda, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics…

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New Channel for Chanel

Bowing to the inevitable, Chanel announced that it will begin engaging in e-commerce probably by the end of 2016. The move includes three of the Métier d’Art companies owned by Chanel’s Paraffection subsidiary, including…

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“Cinderella” Tie-In Campaigns Targets Women of All Generations

Women apparently never outgrow the desire to feel like a princess.

At least that’s the message retailers JCPenney and Kohl’s are promoting as part of a multi- generational approach to tie-ins with Disney’s live-action “Cinderella,” which is due in theaters March 13…

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Health & Beauty

Cosmetics Counter

Some cosmetics, skincare and fragrance deals backed by big names:…

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Time For Retail

Time Inc.’s fashion and beauty brands InStyle and Marie Claire are going to be spending a bit more time in the shops. JCPenney will open The Salon by InStyle in 15 test locations this summer, including flagship locations in Dallas and Los Angeles, before pursuing a nationwide rebranding of its 850 in-store salons next year…

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Target Stocks Kinky Toys

Mainstream retailers including Target and Amazon got in the mood for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie’s Valentine’s weekend opening by stocking an unconventional variety of officially licensed merchandise tied to the sexually charged property. More power to them. If Americans buy lingerie at Costco, why not sex toys at Target? But…

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OnLIne reTAIL TrenDs

Shopping By Phone: Men Do It More

Men (56%) are more likely than women (45%) to make the leap from browsing and researching purchases via smartphone to actually buying from the device, reports the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). The difference is even greater among…

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Bundled Merch

Bundling Goods with Music

Garth Brooks’s GhostTunes music downloading service rolled out last month in tandem with release of Brooks’ “Man Against the Machine” album, his first in 13 years. The new service allows artists to bundle licensed merchandise, tickets, and the music itself, to order…

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Looking Back

2014 Optimism Revisited: Licensing’ Opportunities Rooted In Speed-to-Market, New Distribution, Globalization

Fall is the season when licensing executives tout their optimism about next year. That’s because most have abandoned their optimism for this year. It’s akin to the old adage about the Army—the best base is the one you were at last or the one you’re going to, never the one you’re at.…

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Retail Trends

Online Shopping

Almost one third of online shoppers shop on a mobile device at least as much as they do on a computer, according to Contact Solutions. Additionally, 10% of shoppers prefer mobile apps to other means of access for online shopping. That said…

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