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.
Brookstone is working toward an agreement with Spencer Spirit Holdings to acquire the company and may file for bankruptcy to facilitate the sale.
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are getting ready for Easter with holiday-inspired items featuring Scooby-Doo, Superman and Batman.
Dylan’s Candy Bar has launched a limited edition candy collection to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz.
Sports lifestyle brand Extreme has launched its new range of drinks from licensee Vimto at 600 Tesco stores across the U.K.
The average person will spend $113.80 on gifts for dad this Father's Day, slightly down from last year.
Forty-six Fnac stores across France hosted in-store workshops featuring DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2 on Saturday in celebration of the film’s debut.
The National Retail Federation has lowered its retail sales forecast for 2014, but expects sales to grow significantly faster over the next five months.
Following Dollar Tree's announcement at the end of July that it had bought rival Family Dollar, Dollar General has offered a counter-bid for the discount chain.
Fox Consumer Products, streetwear brand Rook and PacSun are planning a new apparel and accessories collection featuring "Family Guy."
Target unveiled its annual list of top toys for the upcoming holidays, featuring a number of products from licensed brands.
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