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.
Dylan’s Candy Bar has launched a limited edition candy collection to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz.
Sports lifestyle brand Extreme has launched its new range of drinks from licensee Vimto at 600 Tesco stores across the U.K.
The average person will spend $113.80 on gifts for dad this Father's Day, slightly down from last year.
Forty-six Fnac stores across France hosted in-store workshops featuring DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2 on Saturday in celebration of the film’s debut.
The National Retail Federation has lowered its retail sales forecast for 2014, but expects sales to grow significantly faster over the next five months.
Following Dollar Tree's announcement at the end of July that it had bought rival Family Dollar, Dollar General has offered a counter-bid for the discount chain.
Fox Consumer Products, streetwear brand Rook and PacSun are planning a new apparel and accessories collection featuring "Family Guy."
Target unveiled its annual list of top toys for the upcoming holidays, featuring a number of products from licensed brands.
Looking back over the years provides insight into current technology trends for children.
Target has announced a number of new initiatives for the holiday season centered on guest-friendly services–including exclusive products.
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