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.
Shoppers are taking their time in hopes of deeper discounts over the Thanksgiving weekend and late in the season, according to National Retail Federation.
Abercrombie & Fitch has secured a seven-year licensing deal for perfume with Inter Parfums.
Macy’s today announced a series of initiatives to evolve its business model including the closure of 14 stores and a restructuring of its merchandising and marketing functions.
Merchandise Monkey has made a number of new additions to its range of officially licensed Sony PlayStation merchandise in the U.K.
The National Retail Federation is projecting that U.S. retail sales will increase 4.1 percent, up from the 3.5 percent growth seen in 2014.
PlayStation has launched an official e-commerce site featuring merchandise and exclusive items for its top games such as "The Last of Us," "Uncharted," "The Order: 1886" and "Killzone."
Gwyneth Paltrow announced on Instagram Friday the opening of a retail location in Los Angeles for her lifestyle brand Goop.
Babies ‘R’ Us and Disney’s Disney Baby brand are partnering to bring combined offerings of products and services to new and expecting parents.
The World of Eric Carle is headed to specialty retailer Gymboree on a line of apparel and accessories for children.
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