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.
General Mills has tapped Nifty Home Products to create a line of Betty Crocker-branded bakeware and cookware accessories that will debut at retail later this year.
Media company Meredith will launch its new line of Allrecipes cookware, bakeware and kitchen gadgets at the International Home and Housewares show.
Three top executives from the licensing sector will host a Licensing 101 seminar Saturday at the International Home and Housewares show in Chicago, Ill.
Kate Spade & Company is expanding its presence in the home category with four new licensing partnerships for the Kate Spade New York brand.
Allsop will debut its new line of Gaiam-branded lunch coolers and sports accessories this weekend at the International Home and Housewares show in Chicago, Ill.
Rosanna Pansino, host of the online baking show "Nerdy Nummies," has partnered with Wilton Enterprises for a series of new YouTube tutorials.
Hampton Forge has teamed with chef Maria Loi for a collection of flatware, cutlery and cookware that will launch at the Home and Housewares Show this weekend.
Biaggi will unveil the new, innovative ZipSak by Lori Greiner at the International Home and Housewares show this weekend in Chicago, Ill.
Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products unveiled its long-term consumer products strategy and key partnerships at its Australian upfront event Wednesday.
Fox Consumer Products and FXX are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of the Kwik-E-Mart on "The Simpsons" with a number of brand activations.
Tervis has tapped into its inner ninja with a new line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles insulated drinkware.
Talent agency N.S. Bienstock has been appointed as the licensing agent for Veria Living, a media brand devoted to health and wellness.
Oral-B has launched an interactive oral care app for kids in collaboration with Disney and Marvel that is powered by DreamPlay.
Igloo Product Corp has tapped the Taiwan-based manufacturer First Design Global for homewares featuring the Igloo cooler brand.
Sequential Brands Group has appointed brand strategist Jameel Spencer as chief marketing officer.
Yoplait Go-Gurt yogurt is celebrating the new movie Disney's Muppets Most Wanted with an on-pack promotion from now through April.
Turner Broadcasting System International has acquired the second season of Endemol’s “Mr. Bean” animated TV series.
NFL Players Inc. is launching a Mobile Madness challenge to find an innovative mobile gaming concept.
Fender and Major League Baseball are extending their partnership to include a line of team-themed electric guitars.
Playboy Enterprises has entered into a strategic partnership with rapper Pitbull that will be a creative cross-pollination between the two brands' worlds.
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