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.
PGA Tour Superstore has unveiled a growth strategy that will more than double the current footprint of its experiential golf retail stores over the next five years.
As part of its annual investor meeting, Gap, Inc. unveiled plans for major expansion in Asia.
National Geographic has launched a range of pet products featuring hundreds of items for freshwater fish, reptiles and small pets at PetSmart.
Sears and Glamajama’s licensing agent Joy Tashjian Marketing Group are planning to expand the designer baby line for 2015.
Perfetti Van Melle has signed a deal with H&M to create apparel and fashion accessories inspired by the lollipop brand Chupa Chups.
The Collegiate Licensing Company, the licensing affiliate of IMG College, released its annual list of top-selling universities and manufacturers.
Lifestyle brand Neff is teaming for a second time with hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa for the new Blacc Hollywood apparel collection.
DreamWorks' YouTube network AwesomenessTV is teaming with Kohl's to launch a seven capsule, limited edition junior’s fashion line.
Toys 'R' Us is planning to hire 45,000 seasonal employees at its stores and distribution centers across the U.S. for the holidays.
Style Me Up! will release its new brand of activity sets for tweens, Charmazing, exclusively at Toys 'R' Us in the U.S. Oct. 15.
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