EYEWEAR TO YACHTS: Oxford Industries Inc. said it inked licensing deals for its Tommy Bahama brand that include extending into segments such as eyewear and ceiling fans, as well as entering a new category: sailing yachts. Tony Margolis, president and chief executive officer of Oxford’s Tommy Bahama Group, said the deals extend the brand “in a smart and complementary way and we are excited to develop new points of contact with the lives of our consumers.” For eyewear, Altair Eyewear was granted the license for a collection of sunglasses and ophthalmic frames. Emerson Fans has the license for a collection of ceiling fans and Beneteau U.S.A. Inc. will roll out the Tommy Bahama Beneteau 423 and 473 sailing yachts.

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