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.
Her Universe and Hot Topic are teaming to host a "geek couture" fashion show and design competition at Comic-Con.
PGA Tour Superstore has unveiled a growth strategy that will more than double the current footprint of its experiential golf retail stores over the next five years.
Kohl’s Department Stores is offering exclusive merchandise from the new animated feature Rio 2 through the Kohl’s Cares merchandise program.
Gregg Steinhafel is stepping down from his positions as president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors at Target.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Campbell Lennox as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us, Australia.
Toys ‘R’ Us has named Michael J. Short as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
The Home Depot is bringing MakerBot's Replicator Desktop 3D printers to its website and 12 Home Depot stores in California, Illinois and New York.
Sears Holdings has appointed former Tesco executive Alasdair James as president and chief member officer of Kmart.
Outdoor specialty store Field & Stream will open three new locations in September.
Toys 'R' Us lifted the curtain on its plans for the 2014 holiday season during a preview event at its showcase Time's Square store in New York City Wednesday.
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