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.
Walmart has maintained its No. 1 spot on Interbrand's 2014 Best Retail Brands list, while four other brands saw major increases.
Macy’s is bringing back its American Icons campaign for a second year featuring fashion from big-name brands, events and a charity partnership.
Belk has unveiled an exclusive new home collection from fashion designer Cynthia Rowley that includes bedding, décor and tabletop items.
Guru Studio’s Justin Time is growing around the globe with a dedicated store launching on CafePress and a new agent in Turkey.
Two of Robin Thicke’s new singles will serve as the inspiration for rose bouquets from 1-800-Flowers.com.
Target and its “One for You, One for Me” campaign hit its goal of donating $25 million in school supplies for this school year.
Cartoon Network and H&M have launched a t-shirt line inspired by the animated comedy series “Adventure Time.”
"Sherlock" merchandise is now available at the Doctor Who pop-up shop in Sydney, the first time that products for the hit BBC show have been available in Australia.
Toys 'R' Us and jewelry retailer Claire's are teaming up in a global partnership to launch Claire's in-store shops in TRU locations around the world.
Knockout Licensing has renewed and extended several deals with key licensees for the TV series “Downton Abbey."
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