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.
Costco is bringing a new category of products to its members–fine art.
The Juicy Couture brand is expanding its retail presence in Europe with plans to add standalone locations and shop-in-shops.
Starbucks has launched a tea offering developed by media icon Oprah Winfrey in partnership with Teavana.
Kaynak Licensing and Turkish retailer LC Waikiki are teaming to create a clothing range featuring the kids’ TV series “Niloya.”
Google has overtaken Apple to regain its position as the world’s most valuable brand, according to the annual BrandZ report.
Two of Robin Thicke’s new singles will serve as the inspiration for rose bouquets from 1-800-Flowers.com.
Toys “R” Us has a new brand campaign in partnership with The Escape Pod and “Action Movie Kid” creator Daniel Hashimoto called “C’mon, Let’s Play.”
Office supply chain Staples announced plans to close 140 more stores in North America following a two percent decrease in the company's Q2 sales from 2013.
Iron Gut Publishing, which recently released a line of limited edition collectible artwork for the iconic French teething toy, Sophie la girafe, has expanded the line's distribution.
Pharrell Williams and avant-garde fashion house Comme des Garcons have launched a wood-based fragrance for girls and boys called GIRL, available exclusively at Sephora.
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