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.
Online retailer SwimsuitsForAll is pairing with celebrity and lifestyle mogul Jessica Simpson for a line of plus-size swimwear.
Consumers will welcome the Easter Bunny with open arms this year with total spending on the holiday expected to reach $15.9 billion.
Macy’s is bringing back its American Icons campaign for a second year featuring fashion from big-name brands, events and a charity partnership.
Gwyneth Paltrow announced on Instagram Friday the opening of a retail location in Los Angeles for her lifestyle brand Goop.
The Global Retailing Conference convened in Tucson, Ariz., last month to discuss the future of retail. Most merchants agree: technology is the future and it’s here now.
Macy's Parade & Entertainment Group has appointed Nickelodeon character SpongeBob SquarePants as its 2014 Holiday Ambassador.
Calvin Klein and apparel e-commerce site MyTheresa.com, are launching a special edition women’s capsule featuring classic styles from the 1990s.
The Collegiate Licensing Company, the licensing affiliate of IMG College, released its annual list of top-selling universities and manufacturers.
Platinum Films has teamed up with Vue Entertainment to premiere the new season of “Matt Hatter Chronicles" at 81 Vue movie theaters across the U.K. this month.
For the second year, Walmart has turned to the real toy experts–kids ages 18 months to 12 years–to find this holiday season's top 20 toys.
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