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.
Authentic Brands Group is bringing the Prince tennis brand to a new line of performance apparel exclusively at retailer Sports Authority in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Brand Brilliant Consulting has formed a strategic partnership with Simply Consulting Group, a retail firm that helps companies drive reatil performance.
Crayola has teamed with Bloomingdale’s for the new I Am Color campaign that includes fashion collaborations, window displays and in-store events.
Feld Motor Sports and Strottman international have once again partnered with home improvement retailer Lowe’s to bring back Monster Jam-themed Build and Grow Clinics.
Retailer Stein Mart will open 11 new stores this year as part of its growth plan that began in 2014.
Jelly Jam Entertainment has partnered with Kids Preferred for the new Moodsters line of toys and books designed to teach young children about feelings.
Lauren Conrad has unveiled an exclusive Cinderella-themed collection at Kohl’s for her eponymous fashion line, LC Lauren Conrad, based on the upcoming Disney film.
Supermodel Coco Rocha will debut her first-ever apparel line inspired by Disney's upcoming film Cinderella, on the e-commerce and home shopping retailer HSN.
Following Richard Broadbent’s decision to step down as chairman of Tesco, retail veteran John Allan has been appointed to the role, effective March 1.
Colette in Paris, France, will be the first retail partner to launch Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products' new fashion collection, SpongeBob by Beatrix Ong.
Bonnier’s Outdoor Life magazine is building its branded consumer product line with the addition of two new lifestyle partners.
Costco is bringing a new category of products to its members–fine art.
The Juicy Couture brand is expanding its retail presence in Europe with plans to add standalone locations and shop-in-shops.
Starbucks has launched a tea offering developed by media icon Oprah Winfrey in partnership with Teavana.
Kaynak Licensing and Turkish retailer LC Waikiki are teaming to create a clothing range featuring the kids’ TV series “Niloya.”
Google has overtaken Apple to regain its position as the world’s most valuable brand, according to the annual BrandZ report.
Two of Robin Thicke’s new singles will serve as the inspiration for rose bouquets from 1-800-Flowers.com.
Toys “R” Us has a new brand campaign in partnership with The Escape Pod and “Action Movie Kid” creator Daniel Hashimoto called “C’mon, Let’s Play.”
Office supply chain Staples announced plans to close 140 more stores in North America following a two percent decrease in the company's Q2 sales from 2013.
Iron Gut Publishing, which recently released a line of limited edition collectible artwork for the iconic French teething toy, Sophie la girafe, has expanded the line's distribution.
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