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.
Dylan’s Candy Bar has launched a limited edition candy collection to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz.
The creators of the blog “Snob Essentials” have partnered with Artisan House to create their debut handbag collection.
Toys ‘R’ Us has named Michael J. Short as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Accessories Innovations is ready for the back-to-school season with themed backpacks for Nickelodeon, Hasbro, Disney and Mattel.
Disney Consumer Products has unveiled a full lineup of back-to-school items featuring top Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters.
Children's specialty apparel retailer The Children's Place has signed a franchise agreement with Arvind Lifestyle Brands to open stores in India.
DC Thomson Consumer Products has announced new developments for its food brand, Maw Broon’s Kitchen, inspired by the matriarch of The Sunday Post weekly comic strip.
Michelle Smith will be the sixth designer in Kohl's Department Stores' DesigNation fashion collaboration series.
For the fourth year in a row, Nickelodeon has partnered with The National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia for a SpongeBob SquarePants promotion.
American Girl, a division of Mattel, is expanding into Mexico in partnership with the high-end Mexican retailer El Palacio de Hierro.
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