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.
Retailer Meijer has teamed with lawn care and garden brand Scotts-MiracleGro to create a Garden Marketplace inside 27 of its stores across the Midwest.
Hockey icon Wayne Gretzky has teamed with Sears Canada to launch a casual menswear brand under his name.
Cherokee Global Brands has teamed with Sears Canada to bring the Liz Lange maternity and sportswear brand to Canada.
The first-ever flagship Nickelodeon Store will open to the public in London’s Leicester Square May 30 with a large array of exclusive products.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Staples have signed a new, multi-year direct-to-retail deal for Martha Stewart Home Office products.
Macy’s has joined forces with supermodel and "Project Runway" host Heidi Klum for a collection of contemporary intimate apparel.
Her Universe and Disney Consumer Products have created a new women's fashion line to celebrate the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Kohl's Department Stores is collaborating with designer Thakoon Panichgul for the seventh installment of its DesigNation apparel series.
Actress and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker has teamed up with Zappos Couture to develop an exclusive footwear line.
Overstock.com is collaborating with recording artist and reality TV star Bret Michaels for a curated e-store and branded products.
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.
Specialty retailer Francesca's Holdings has named specialty retailing veteran Michael W. Barnes as chairman, president and chief executive officer.
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