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.
Authentic Brands Group is bringing the Prince tennis brand to a new line of performance apparel exclusively at retailer Sports Authority in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
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.
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.
Kaynak Licensing and Turkish retailer LC Waikiki are teaming to create a clothing range featuring the kids’ TV series “Niloya.”
Authentic Brands Group is strengthening the Juicy Couture brand with new concept stores in the U.S., an expanded product line and updated e-commerce site.
DreamWorks Animation will make its first official foray into the retail space with the launch of DreamPlace this holiday season.
The U.S. basketball shoe segment is presenting solid gains in an overall down footwear market.
Family Dollar Stores has rejected the acquisition proposal made by Dollar General and is moving forward with its merger with Dollar Tree.
International lifestyle brand Juicy Couture, which is owned by Authentic Brands Group, is now available at Kohl’s stores nationwide and online.
Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi has released a new craft line of knitting yarns exclusively at North American arts and crafts store Michaels.
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