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.
Amazon has unveiled its 2014 Holiday Toy List, a curated list of the hottest new products for kids.
Alita's Brand Bar has negotiated a deal to bring the art of Ali Sabet to online art print e-commerce store ICanvas Art.
Australian retailer Woolworths has taken to the exclusive rights to the Australian technology solutions brand Hills.
Toys ‘R’ Us outlined its strategy for improving the company’s performance a following a disappointing 2013.
Nickelodeon is partnering with Toys 'R' Us for an exclusive marketing program and in-store experience for the upcoming movie, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.
Electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy and signed a tentative agreement to sell between 1,500 and 2,400 of its 4,000 U.S. stores to Sprint.
Waste Management, North American provider of environmental solutions, has teamed with two new licensees for a line of trash and recycling bags.
Hot Topic is planning a limited edition collection of apparel inspired by Disney’s upcoming feature film Maleficent, in theaters on May 30.
Irish apparel retailer Primark is planning to open its first U.S. store in Boston, Mass.
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