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.
Fashion designer Kenneth Cole has paired with the Geneva Watch Group for a new line of smartwatches that will hit stores in April.
McDonald's is promoting Zodiak Kids’ children’s series “LoliRock” in France this month with a new Happy Meal offering.
Perry Ellis International has sold the C&C California brand to ACH C&C, a newly created venture organized by members of ACI Licensing.
The Trump Organization has launched a new fragrance collection for men exclusively at Macy's in the U.S., in partnership with licensee Parlux Fragrances.
East London cycling shop Brick Lane Bikes has teamed with Italian cycling apparel brand Pella Sportswear for a co-branded clothing range.
Artist and jewelry designer Steve Soffa has crafted a new line to celebrate the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally's 75th anniversary.
Elmer's Products has teamed with the non-stick coating brand LiquiGlide to develop a range of new adhesive products.
Golf ball brand Volvik has appointed Stan Denenberg as its new director of licensing.
Genius Brands International has announced that Margaret Loesch will join its board of directors.
Brookstone is working toward an agreement with Spencer Spirit Holdings to acquire the company and may file for bankruptcy to facilitate the sale.
SEGA of America, SEGA Europe and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products will release the new video game “Alien: Isolation” Oct. 7.
Amazon Studios has given the go-ahead for six more original series for its Prime Instant Video online streaming service.
Silvergate Media is promoting Peter Rabbit this Easter in a national U.K. campaign.
Xcel Brands has acquired the Judith Ripka lifestyle brand, known for jewelry, for $22.5 million.
DreamWorks Classics has secured a range of new sales across Europe, The Middle East and Asia for the children’s series, “The Owl & Co.”
Anchor Bay Entertainment has teamed up with Minute Rice and Amtrak to promote the release of the newest “Chuggington” DVD.
HBO Global Licensing and VIP Partnerships have created a six-week online auction to allow fans to buy memorabilia from the series “Rome.”
HSN announced a multi-film marketing collaboration with Disney Studios for three of its upcoming films–Maleficent, Cinderella and The Hundred-Foot Journey.
Crumbs Bake Shop has cooked up a deal with BJ's Wholesale Club to bring a selection of its baked goods to 201 club locations.
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