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.
RadioShack announced plans to close up to 1100 underperforming stores in the U.S. at its fourth quarter earnings report Tuesday.
Toys ‘R’ Us will offer an expanded range of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood toys, as the brand heads to other top retailers.
Warmer spring weather spurred continued consumer spending this March, according to the National Retail Federation.
Irish apparel retailer Primark is planning to open its first U.S. store in Boston, Mass.
The Fung Business Intelligence Centre has appointed Deborah Weinswig as executive director and head of global retail research and intelligence.
The first M&M's store in France has opened its doors at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.
McFarlane Toys is adding a new category to its portfolio with plans for a line of brick building toys based on the AMC TV series “The Walking Dead.”
Clothing line Her Universe, along with retailer Hot Topic and media company Nerdist Industries, will hold their debut fashion show at Comic-Con Thursday.
Cartoon Network and H&M have launched a t-shirt line inspired by the animated comedy series “Adventure Time.”
"Sherlock" merchandise is now available at the Doctor Who pop-up shop in Sydney, the first time that products for the hit BBC show have been available in Australia.
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