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.
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.
The fashion industry's leading trade show MAGIC has created a new retail education portal called MAGIC University.
MGA Entertainment has partnered with Build-A-Bear Workshop to offer a range of customizable Lalaloopsy dolls in honor of the brand's fifth anniversary.
The owner of Albertson’s grocers has announced plans to buy competitor chain Safeway in a transaction valued at $9 billion.
Airport retailer Paradies has signed an exclusive license agreement to open and operate the first-ever Forbes newsstands in airports in North America.
H&M surprised fans at a Coachella after-party last weekend with the news that Alexander Wang will be the retailer’s next designer collaboration.
Nickelodeon has unveiled a new specialty plush line inspired by the preschool series “Peter Rabbit” at Nordstrom stores across the U.S. and online.
Spin Master will roll out its line of Paw Patrol toys inspired by the Nickelodeon preschool series exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us in the U.S. Sunday.
Sears and Glamajama’s licensing agent Joy Tashjian Marketing Group are planning to expand the designer baby line for 2015.
Target will donate one school supply item to a student in need for every select up&up school supply purchased at its stores from July 13 until Aug. 2.
Hollister and “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale will release a limited-edition capsule collection on August 8.
Some families have only scratched the surface of their back-to-school shopping lists as of mid-August, according to the National Retail Federation.
Toys 'R' Us has appointed a number of new executives to key leadership roles, as the company continues to position its business for long-term profitable growth.
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