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.
John Lewis is now featuring the Wish You Were Here product range from artist Tina Crawford.
H&M surprised fans at a Coachella after-party last weekend with the news that Alexander Wang will be the retailer’s next designer collaboration.
Starbucks has launched a tea offering developed by media icon Oprah Winfrey in partnership with Teavana.
Target is partnering with women’s fashion brand Altuzarra for its latest limited edition collection of apparel and accessories.
McFarlane Toys is adding a new category to its portfolio with plans for a line of brick building toys based on the AMC TV series “The Walking Dead.”
Social media celebrity Bethany Mota is launching a new beauty partnership with her debut signature fragrance with retail chain Aeropostale.
Epic Rights has lined up new licensees to develop KISS apparel products that will appeal to every member of the KISS Army.
Target is planning a limited edition girls' collection inspired by the upcoming Sony Pictures film Annie, set to hit theaters Dec. 19.
Carte Blanche Group is planning a cross-category initiative for its Me to You brand this week with apparel licensee Aykroyds.
Toys ‘R’ Us stores worldwide and Toysrus.com will launch the latest extension in Activision’s Skylanders franchise, "Skylanders Trap Team, Oct. 5.
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