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.
Disney Consumer Products has rolled out a robust product range for its upcoming comedy-adventure Big Hero 6, which will debut in theaters Nov. 7.
British animation company Smallfilms and its licensing agent Coolabi have launched the first official licensed Bagpuss game app.
Ubisoft, with apparel company Design By Humans, recently announced the grand prize winners for a t-shirt design contest tying in with “Assassin's Creed Unity.”
Skylanders, the kids video game that brings physical toys to life, will debut its first-ever balloon at the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Britain’s Toy Retailers Association released DreamToys 2014, its annual prediction of best-selling toys for the holidays.
Blue Trellis will work with outdoors brand Sports Afield for licensing representation.
Brand Licensing Team has signed on to represent MillerCoors for licensing.
Designer Michael Kors will create seven new Duracell PowerCases and Powermats for the upcoming holiday season.
Carmel Road Winery is partnering with Barrymore Wines, founded by actress and wine enthusiast Drew Barrymore in 2010, to create a new Pinot Grigio.
Dark Hall Mansion has released prints by artist Tom Whalen of the '70s holiday classic TV movie The Year Without a Santa Claus.
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