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.
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.
MGA Entertainment has partnered with Build-A-Bear Workshop to offer a range of customizable Lalaloopsy dolls in honor of the brand's fifth anniversary.
RadioShack announced plans to close up to 1100 underperforming stores in the U.S. at its fourth quarter earnings report Tuesday.
John Lewis is now featuring the Wish You Were Here product range from artist Tina Crawford.
H&M surprised fans at a Coachella after-party last weekend with the news that Alexander Wang will be the retailer’s next designer collaboration.
Starbucks has launched a tea offering developed by media icon Oprah Winfrey in partnership with Teavana.
Target is partnering with women’s fashion brand Altuzarra for its latest limited edition collection of apparel and accessories.
McFarlane Toys is adding a new category to its portfolio with plans for a line of brick building toys based on the AMC TV series “The Walking Dead.”
Social media celebrity Bethany Mota is launching a new beauty partnership with her debut signature fragrance with retail chain Aeropostale.
Epic Rights has lined up new licensees to develop KISS apparel products that will appeal to every member of the KISS Army.
Target is planning a limited edition girls' collection inspired by the upcoming Sony Pictures film Annie, set to hit theaters Dec. 19.
Carte Blanche Group is planning a cross-category initiative for its Me to You brand this week with apparel licensee Aykroyds.
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