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From Recommendations to Retail

Digital-native lifestyle content platforms for millennial women are powerful influencers of consumer behavior, through trend coverage and especially product recommendations on their web and social channels. They are also cultivating their own presence in the world of licensing, collaboration, and brand extension, as illustrated by a raft of recent deals: Glossier, a beauty brand that […]

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Supporting Self-Care

Self-care is an approach to wellness in which consumers purposefully take time to foster a positive mental, physical, and emotional state. It is a way to de-stress from a busy life, reduce anxiety, improve mood, avoid health-care issues, and ultimately enhance happiness and productivity. Practitioners stress that it is not a selfish lifestyle; rather, it […]

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Hosts With the Most

TV and radio presenters—hosts of talk shows, reality TV series, game and competition shows, and the like—comprise a growing sector within celebrity licensing. Some recent examples of merchandise initiatives involving TV presenters include: Ellen DeGeneres, among the most active in the group, who recently announced a line of 60 fashion pieces at Walmart under the […]

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Korean Cachet

Celebrities, designers, and other properties from Korea are increasingly influential in U.S. pop culture, and several are making their mark in consumer products as well: K-pop. Last month, Hot Topic announced it would carry a collection of t-shirts for BTS’s Wings Tour, the latest addition to its roster of K-pop merchandise. In addition to BTS, […]

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K-Beauty Goes Mainstream

CVS announced last week that it is adding a K-Beauty HQ to 2,100 of its stores this month, offering a range of 100 Korean beauty products curated by celebrity K-Beauty specialist Alicia Yoon. This news, along with Target’s similar initiative in January of this year, likewise with Yoon, signals a growing awareness of the Korean […]

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Sparking Creativity Through Consumer Products

Much of the merchandise being given a high profile at retail this holiday season is connected to the Maker movement, loosely defined as a community of do-it-yourselfers of all ages, from artists and crafters to tech-driven inventors, engineers, and programmers. Maker-associated product categories currently being featured in stores of all types include: Maker-labeled goods. Barnes […]

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