2014 was year of big successes (Frozen), milestones (Hello Kitty’s 40th) and industry-changing innovations (3D printing). Here’s a recap of the news that shaped the year.
Sunrise Brands has sold its North American license for the Superdry retail brand to Superdry’s parent company, SuperGroup.
Temple Street Productions has teamed with retailer Hot Topic for a fashion collection inspired by its conspiracy thriller “Orphan Black.”
Toys 'R' Us executives outlined initiatives that are being implemented to improve operational performance and drive profitable growth at a meeting Tuesday.
Target has launched its first-ever collection of designer collaborations for men, dubbed Target Collective.
Actress Eva Mendes is continuing to build her namesake line at retailer New York & Company, with the addition of accessories, bridal and kidswear.
Hypermarket chain Meijer has launched a Skechers concept store inside its Knapp's Corner Meijer store in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Toys 'R' Us has named Reg McLay as senior vice president of its Babies 'R' Us business, effective March 30.
Mercis is collaborating with retailer Uniqlo for a kidswear collection featuring Dick Bruna's Miffy, as the storybook character celebrates her 60th anniversary this year.
Disney Consumer Products and Macy’s have launched a new collection of girls' apparel inspired by Disney Princess and Frozen characters.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has released a new line of natural dog treats exclusively at PetSmart, inspired by the biscuits Stewart makes for her own dogs.
Toys ‘R’ Us will offer an expanded range of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood toys, as the brand heads to other top retailers.
Warmer spring weather spurred continued consumer spending this March, according to the National Retail Federation.
Irish apparel retailer Primark is planning to open its first U.S. store in Boston, Mass.
The Fung Business Intelligence Centre has appointed Deborah Weinswig as executive director and head of global retail research and intelligence.
The first M&M's store in France has opened its doors at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.
McFarlane Toys is adding a new category to its portfolio with plans for a line of brick building toys based on the AMC TV series “The Walking Dead.”
Clothing line Her Universe, along with retailer Hot Topic and media company Nerdist Industries, will hold their debut fashion show at Comic-Con Thursday.
Cartoon Network and H&M have launched a t-shirt line inspired by the animated comedy series “Adventure Time.”
"Sherlock" merchandise is now available at the Doctor Who pop-up shop in Sydney, the first time that products for the hit BBC show have been available in Australia.
Anchor Bay Entertainment is planning two new kids' DVDs featuring Zodiak Kids' Tickety Toc and Ludorum's Chuggington brands.
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