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.
Authentic Brands Group is bringing the Prince tennis brand to a new line of performance apparel exclusively at retailer Sports Authority in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Krispy Kreme has teamed up with Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA for new additions to its retail line of coffee products, in a deal brokered by Brand Central.
Nickelodeon will be the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on May 9, which will be dubbed the SpongeBob SquarePants 400.
On Thursday, Penguin Young Readers will kick off The Very Big Wiggle Tour, a month-long national campaign to celebrate Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
DC Thomson Consumer Products' book, The Diary of Dennis the Menace: World Menace Day, is one of 10 books selected as World Book Day title.
California lifestyle brand Hang Ten has entered into several new licensing partnerships that will extend its brand into the accessories and footwear categories.
Kid Kreations, the master toy licensee for Hacker T Dog, has unveiled its new toy line for the CBBC character.
Brand Brilliant Consulting has formed a strategic partnership with Simply Consulting Group, a retail firm that helps companies drive reatil performance.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises is launching a search for children ages 5 to 18 who excel in the areas of STEAM in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Oh, the Places You'll Go!.
Drew Sheinman has joined talent agency IMG as senior vice president of IMG Licensing.
BBC has bought a second season of the Silvergate Media’s animated preschool series “Peter Rabbit.”
Disney Consumer Products has unveiled a wicked new collection of products based on the upcoming Walt Disney Studios film Maleficent.
Peanuts Worldwide has partnered with social game developer Beeline Interactive for the "Snoopy's Sugar Drop" app.
Mask-arade has unveiled a new line of WWE facemasks featuring well-known personalities of the professional wrestling league.
Italian lifestyle brand Lumberjack has appointed Turkish licensing agency Sinerji to represent its brand worldwide.
Nickelodeon has announced the nominees and categories for the inaugural Kids' Choice Sports awards show.
Scholastic Media’s TV series “Goosebumps” is now available on iTunes in Canada, the U.K. and Australia for the first time.
Brands with Influence has been appointed to create a licensing program for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Licensing agency The Brand Liaison has launched a new art licensing division in collaboration with Creatif Licensing.
Coty has tapped Li & Fung to distribute some of its power brands in China including adidas, Rimmel and Playboy.
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