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.
TV personality and home makeover designer Angelo Surmelis has launched his new furniture line exclusively at Mor Furniture for Less.
Jeffrey Gennette, who has served for the past five years as Macy’s chief merchandising officer, has been elected president, in a possible succession move.
Chi will launch a new range of Miss Universe-branded hairstyling products exclusively at Ulta stores in the U.S. April 22.
Men's fragrance brand Axe has teamed up with professional skateboarder Paul Rodriguez (P-Rod) to give the Axe Kilo line a new look.
A record number of retailers are taking part in Brand Licensing Europe’s 2014 Retail Mentoring Programme.
Authentic Brands Group has signed a long-term franchise partnership with ImagineX Group for its Juicy Couture brand in China.
Target Corporation has named retail veteran Brian Cornell as the its new chief executive officer replacing longtime CEO Gregg Steinhafel, who departed May 5.
Comic-Con came again, and with it the total transformation of San Diego, Calif., into a pop culture wonderland.
BBC Worldwide ANZ has tapped SuperCheap Auto as the exclusive retailer of Top Gear-branded automotive accessories in Australia and New Zealand.
The Japanese brand Rilakkuma will come to life at FAO Schwarz in New York City Oct. 11 as the brand makes its way to North America.
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