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.
Retailer Meijer has teamed with lawn care and garden brand Scotts-MiracleGro to create a Garden Marketplace inside 27 of its stores across the Midwest.
Hockey icon Wayne Gretzky has teamed with Sears Canada to launch a casual menswear brand under his name.
Cherokee Global Brands has teamed with Sears Canada to bring the Liz Lange maternity and sportswear brand to Canada.
The first-ever flagship Nickelodeon Store will open to the public in London’s Leicester Square May 30 with a large array of exclusive products.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Staples have signed a new, multi-year direct-to-retail deal for Martha Stewart Home Office products.
Macy’s has joined forces with supermodel and "Project Runway" host Heidi Klum for a collection of contemporary intimate apparel.
Her Universe and Disney Consumer Products have created a new women's fashion line to celebrate the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Kohl's Department Stores is collaborating with designer Thakoon Panichgul for the seventh installment of its DesigNation apparel series.
Actress and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker has teamed up with Zappos Couture to develop an exclusive footwear line.
Overstock.com is collaborating with recording artist and reality TV star Bret Michaels for a curated e-store and branded products.
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.
American Girl, a division of Mattel, is expanding into Mexico in partnership with the high-end Mexican retailer El Palacio de Hierro.
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