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.
Sunrise Brands has sold its North American license for the Superdry retail brand to Superdry’s parent company, SuperGroup.
Temple Street Productions has teamed with retailer Hot Topic for a fashion collection inspired by its conspiracy thriller “Orphan Black.”
Toys 'R' Us executives outlined initiatives that are being implemented to improve operational performance and drive profitable growth at a meeting Tuesday.
Target has launched its first-ever collection of designer collaborations for men, dubbed Target Collective.
Actress Eva Mendes is continuing to build her namesake line at retailer New York & Company, with the addition of accessories, bridal and kidswear.
Hypermarket chain Meijer has launched a Skechers concept store inside its Knapp's Corner Meijer store in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Toys 'R' Us has named Reg McLay as senior vice president of its Babies 'R' Us business, effective March 30.
Mercis is collaborating with retailer Uniqlo for a kidswear collection featuring Dick Bruna's Miffy, as the storybook character celebrates her 60th anniversary this year.
Disney Consumer Products and Macy’s have launched a new collection of girls' apparel inspired by Disney Princess and Frozen characters.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has released a new line of natural dog treats exclusively at PetSmart, inspired by the biscuits Stewart makes for her own dogs.
Amazon has acquired the digital comics company comiXology, whose platform lets users discover, buy and read comic books and graphic novels online.
Early-career photos of Muhammad Ali are now available from USA Today Sports in conjunction with the launch of the USA Today Sports e-store.
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.
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