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.
Overstock.com is collaborating with recording artist and reality TV star Bret Michaels for a curated e-store and branded products.
The Joester Loria Group has brokered a deal to bring The World of Eric Carle to a line of 365 Everyday Value juices at Whole Foods Markets across the U.S.
Home shopping network Evine Live has appointed Penny Burnett as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer.
Office supply retailer Staples is teaming up with the ABC’s “Shark Tank” to offer products from the business-themed reality TV series in its stores and online.
French fashion collaborative Etudes Studio has created a capsule collection featuring the classic character Fido Dido.
King Features Syndicate and Fleischer Studios have joined forces with Amazon to launch an official e-shop for Betty Boop.
Cherokee Global Brands has partnered with Sports Direct International to launch Tony Hawk signature clothing and accessories throughout Europe this fall/winter.
A+E Networks has signed an online retail partnership with RelentlessGenerator to build storefronts for its top media brands, including A&E, History and Lifetime.
Warner Bros. has transferred ownership of four of its e-commerce sites to the third-party company Bolder Road.
Target Canada will complete its inventory liquidation and close the last of its 133 retail stores in the country on April 12.
Under Armour has opened the doors of its newest specialty retail location in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City.
Sequential Brands Group’s William Rast apparel brand will make its U.S. debut exclusively at Lord & Taylor this fall.
The Limited has announced plans for its first-ever Hollywood apparel collaboration featuring ABC’s hit drama “Scandal.”
The National Retail Federation has lowered its retail sales forecast for 2014, but expects sales to grow significantly faster over the next five months.
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Platinum Films has teamed up with Vue Entertainment to premiere the new season of “Matt Hatter Chronicles" at 81 Vue movie theaters across the U.K. this month.
For the second year, Walmart has turned to the real toy experts–kids ages 18 months to 12 years–to find this holiday season's top 20 toys.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products U.K. has launched a promotional campaign at U.K. independent toy retailer The Entertainer for its series “Teen Titans Go!”
Withit Licensing has renewed their contract with Jumbo, the biggest toy store chain in Greece, for a product range featuring artwork from the lifestyle brand Joey & Joy.
Saban Brands has launched the first-ever pop-up shop for its lifestyle brand Paul Frank in New York City's Times Square.
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