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.
Overstock.com is collaborating with recording artist and reality TV star Bret Michaels for a curated e-store and branded products.
The Joester Loria Group has brokered a deal to bring The World of Eric Carle to a line of 365 Everyday Value juices at Whole Foods Markets across the U.S.
Home shopping network Evine Live has appointed Penny Burnett as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer.
Office supply retailer Staples is teaming up with the ABC’s “Shark Tank” to offer products from the business-themed reality TV series in its stores and online.
French fashion collaborative Etudes Studio has created a capsule collection featuring the classic character Fido Dido.
King Features Syndicate and Fleischer Studios have joined forces with Amazon to launch an official e-shop for Betty Boop.
Cherokee Global Brands has partnered with Sports Direct International to launch Tony Hawk signature clothing and accessories throughout Europe this fall/winter.
A+E Networks has signed an online retail partnership with RelentlessGenerator to build storefronts for its top media brands, including A&E, History and Lifetime.
Warner Bros. has transferred ownership of four of its e-commerce sites to the third-party company Bolder Road.
Target Canada will complete its inventory liquidation and close the last of its 133 retail stores in the country on April 12.
Early-career photos of Muhammad Ali are now available from USA Today Sports in conjunction with the launch of the USA Today Sports e-store.
Belk has unveiled an exclusive new home collection from fashion designer Cynthia Rowley that includes bedding, décor and tabletop items.
A record number of retailers are taking part in Brand Licensing Europe’s 2014 Retail Mentoring Programme.
The Limited has announced plans for its first-ever Hollywood apparel collaboration featuring ABC’s hit drama “Scandal.”
Families will spend slightly more on back-to-school items than last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Back-to-School survey.
Wet Seal celebrated the launch of its brand-new Fifth Harmony for Wet Seal apparel collection with a meet-and-greet in Sherman Oaks, Calif., Monday.
Target is planning a limited edition girls' collection inspired by the upcoming Sony Pictures film Annie, set to hit theaters Dec. 19.
Southern department store Belk has debuted an exclusive collection from "Project Runway" season 12 winner Dom Streater.
Sainsbury’s has inked an exclusive three-year partnership with Centum Books to develop a range of books aimed at children from birth to 7-years-old.
Withit Licensing has renewed their contract with Jumbo, the biggest toy store chain in Greece, for a product range featuring artwork from the lifestyle brand Joey & Joy.
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