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.
Meredith Corp.'s publishing and lifestyle brand Better Homes and Gardens has partnered with Lakeside Development Company to build the Innovation Home.
Walls Outdoor Goods will include DuPont Kevlar materials in its new line of outdoor workwear designed for durability in demanding conditions.
The National Geographic Society and First Bankcard, a division of First National Bank of Omaha, have launched the National Geographic Visa card.
Overstock.com is collaborating with recording artist and reality TV star Bret Michaels for a curated e-store and branded products.
Hatfield & McCoy Family brand whiskey has launched in new markets after receiving a silver metal from the Beverage Testing Institute.
CJ Products is creating an exclusive line of plush products featuring characters from Hasbro's TV series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic."
Licensing agency Brandberry has launched the new social expressions brand Beary Sweet with an innovative promotional campaign.
Swimming equipment manufacturer Aqua Sphere and Olympian Michael Phelps are launching the MP brand of competitive swim gear.
The Joester Loria Group has brokered a deal to bring The World of Eric Carle to a line of 365 Everyday Value juices at Whole Foods Markets across the U.S.
Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment has signed a long-term agreement with the Disney/ABC Television Group to launch the Disney Channel in Canada.
Plus-size retailer Lane Bryant is teaming up with American ready-to-wear designer Lela Rose for a limited edition apparel line.
Kraft Foods Group has announced a multi-year deal with Keurig Green Mountain to bring its branded coffees to Keurig brewing systems in the U.S.
The National Football League, NFL Players Inc. and licensee Bleacher Creatures have unveiled the 2014 NFL player plush collection, which includes more than 50 NFL stars.
Nestlé has released two limited edition flavors of Nesquik inspired by Girl Scouts cookies.
Sanrio has partnered with New York-based apparel company MAG Brands for a collection of Hello Kitty outerwear for the U.S. market.
Fox Consumer Products, streetwear brand Rook and PacSun are planning a new apparel and accessories collection featuring "Family Guy."
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has built a multi-category global licensing program for the final season of “Sons Of Anarchy,” which begins Sept 9.
DC Thomson Consumer Products and shoe brand Dr. Martens are extending their partnership with the launch of a fall/winter limited edition The Beano footwear collection.
Apparel and accessories creator Loudmouth, known for its bold, bright prints, has teamed with Jay Franco and Sons for a line of bedding and bath products.
NECA, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, has announced the next lineup of celebrities in The Simpsons 25 of the Greatest Guest Stars program.
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