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.
Disney and Kohl’s have launched a Disney-branded apparel collection for kids under the department store’s proprietary Jumping Beans brand.
Crumbs Bake Shop has cooked up a deal with BJ's Wholesale Club to bring a selection of its baked goods to 201 club locations.
Gregg Steinhafel is stepping down from his positions as president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors at Target.
Walmart Stores has promoted Shelley Broader to executive vice president, president and chief executive officer of Walmart EMEA.
Target will donate one school supply item to a student in need for every select up&up school supply purchased at its stores from July 13 until Aug. 2.
Kellogg’s will release its limited-run cereal Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Chocolatey Almond Cereal to supermarkets nationwide.
Discount variety store chain Dollar Tree has acquired rival discount store chain Family Dollar Stores, becoming the largest discount retailer in North America.
Animal Planets and its R.O.A.R (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) fourth annual matching campaign kicks off with five returning and two new partners.
Target unveiled its annual list of top toys for the upcoming holidays, featuring a number of products from licensed brands.
While there is a world of difference between Hello Kitty and SpongeBob SquarePants, there are also many similarities that distinguish these properties from others.
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