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.
Disney Stores across the U.S. are celebrating Star Wars Day (May the 4th) today with in-store events and exclusive merchandise.
Sixteen new licensees for Shopkins, ABG takes on the Michael Jackson brand and dELIA*s plot its return … these are the stories that shaped the week of April 27.
Teen retailer dELiA*s, which filed for bankruptcy in December, will re-launch exclusively online this August under new ownership led by Steve Russo of licensee FAB NY.
M&M's World stores in New York, Las Vegas, London and Orlando are featuring a wide range of special Star Wars merchandise to celebrate Star Wars Day on Monday.
DC Thomson has unveiled a raft of brand collaborations that will bring the iconic British teen magazine, Jackie, to a contemporary audience.
CBS Consumer Products, Showtime and retailer Hot Topic are planning a new apparel collaboration inspired by the Showtime series "Penny Dreadful."
Toys R' Us stores across the U.S. and online are gearing up to bring fans to a galaxy far, far away with a year-long celebration in honor of the Star Wars saga.
Fashion designer Lela Rose will celebrate the launch of her new collaboration with plus-size retailer Lane Bryant in an event Thursday in Dallas, Texas.
Retailer Meijer has teamed with lawn care and garden brand Scotts-MiracleGro to create a Garden Marketplace inside 27 of its stores across the Midwest.
Hockey icon Wayne Gretzky has teamed with Sears Canada to launch a casual menswear brand under his name.
Gwyneth Paltrow announced on Instagram Friday the opening of a retail location in Los Angeles for her lifestyle brand Goop.
Walmart Stores has promoted Shelley Broader to executive vice president, president and chief executive officer of Walmart EMEA.
Target will donate one school supply item to a student in need for every select up&up school supply purchased at its stores from July 13 until Aug. 2.
Kellogg’s will release its limited-run cereal Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Chocolatey Almond Cereal to supermarkets nationwide.
Discount variety store chain Dollar Tree has acquired rival discount store chain Family Dollar Stores, becoming the largest discount retailer in North America.
Animal Planets and its R.O.A.R (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) fourth annual matching campaign kicks off with five returning and two new partners.
Target unveiled its annual list of top toys for the upcoming holidays, featuring a number of products from licensed brands.
While there is a world of difference between Hello Kitty and SpongeBob SquarePants, there are also many similarities that distinguish these properties from others.
Beyoncé and Philip Green, CEO of TopShop parent company The Arcadia Group, have created a 50/50 joint venture company–Parkwood TopShop Athletic.
IMC Toys and Rubie’s have announced a joint venture between their new Italian companies–IMC Italia and Rubie’s Italia.
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