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.
Spin Master will roll out its line of Paw Patrol toys inspired by the Nickelodeon preschool series exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us in the U.S. Sunday.
Macy's Parade & Entertainment Group has appointed Nickelodeon character SpongeBob SquarePants as its 2014 Holiday Ambassador.
Discovery Consumer Products has launched a dedicated e-commerce shop for the mystery and suspense network Investigation Discovery–ShopIDStore.com.
Wet Seal celebrated the launch of its brand-new Fifth Harmony for Wet Seal apparel collection with a meet-and-greet in Sherman Oaks, Calif., Monday.
Office supply chain Staples announced plans to close 140 more stores in North America following a two percent decrease in the company's Q2 sales from 2013.
Iron Gut Publishing, which recently released a line of limited edition collectible artwork for the iconic French teething toy, Sophie la girafe, has expanded the line's distribution.
A new line of tech accessories created by fashion designers Nanette Lepore, Anna Sui and Isaac Mizrahi New York are coming exclusively to Best Buy.
Toys 'R' Us has launched a new e-commerce site, ToysRU.pl, in Poland, adding to its growing portfolio of global online stores.
Bookseller Barnes & Noble has launched Educational Toys & Games Science Centers at select stores across the U.S. and on its website.
DreamWorks Animation has made its first official foray into the retail spacethis holiday season with the launch of DreamPlace.
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