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.
GBG Accessories Group, a subsidiary of Global Brands Group, has picked up the rights to the Kate Spade New York brand for a range of accessories.
David Beckham has launched a joint venture with Global Brands Group to develop a global lifestyle brand for the soccer star.
Techno Source has launched the Kurio Extreme tablet, the newest addition to its Kurio line of Android devices for kids.
Global Brands Group, the new spin-off of sourcing and distribution company Li & Fung, has renewed and expanded its licensing arrangement with Disney Consumer Products.
Coty has tapped Li & Fung to distribute some of its power brands in China including adidas, Rimmel and Playboy.
Multi-national sourcing and distribution group Li & Fung has taken the next step in its plans to split off its brands and licensing business.
House of Smiley and Li & Fung have debuted the new Happy Sports collection, which includes items from a variety of licensees featuring iconic smiley face imagery.
Techno Source, a division of LF Products, and KD Interactive are showcasing their new 7-inch LTE tablet (a.k.a. phone) at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Authentic Brands Group has acquired the ski and snow brand, Spyder Active Sports, the first outdoor brand for ABG.
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