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.
Rubie’s Costume Company is planning a raft of new costumes, accessories, wigs and masks inspired by Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters May 1.
Retailer Meijer has teamed with lawn care and garden brand Scotts-MiracleGro to create a Garden Marketplace inside 27 of its stores across the Midwest.
Little League Baseball and Softball has promoted three executives within its marketing department to focus on licensing and merchandising.
Jewel Branding & Licensing has partnered with Prestige Paints to launch a new collection featuring brands such as the New York Botanical Garden and Shell Rummel.
Greeting card designer The London Studio is shifting its business toward a licensing model to allow founder Soula Zavacopoulos more time for creative development.
Plumbing and drain cleaning brand Roto-Rooter has teamed with Metro Design USA to develop a line of branded plumbing plungers for residential use.
Hormel Foods' Spam brand has kicked off the cross-country Spamerican Tour with Food Network chef Sunny Anderson.
Hockey icon Wayne Gretzky has teamed with Sears Canada to launch a casual menswear brand under his name.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products held its annual U.K. Achievement Awards Thursday in London to celebrate the top collaborations from the past year.
Cherokee Global Brands has teamed with Sears Canada to bring the Liz Lange maternity and sportswear brand to Canada.
GreenLight has announced a new licensing agreement with Sony Pictures to create a series of vehicle replicas from the TV show “Breaking Bad.”
Entertainment One has partnered with Tumuv to create a Peppa Pig-branded physical activity program for preschoolers in the U.K.
Richard Goldsmith has been given an expanded role at the Jim Henson Company as executive vice president of global distribution and international consumer products.
With a combined 35 years of licensing experience, two industry professionals have created a new consulting firm Ideaologie.
Jazwares has released a new collectible toy brand, Bungees, featuring 48 original characters at retailers including Toys 'R' Us and Walgreens.
Jetpack Distribution will represent TV and licensing rights for Guru Studio’s preschool show “Justin Time” across Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The Joester Loria Group is expanding Kellogg’s presence in the kitchen with a new deal for home textiles and the launch of microwavable cookware at Walmart.
This Halloween, Warner Bros. Consumer Products is introducing adult, children and even pet costumes for its top properties.
Coolabi's "Poppy Cat" is gearing up for its second season on Sprout in the U.S. with all new episodes.
Bandai Namco Games Europe has launched the "Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle" video game for Nintendo 3DS in Europe, the Middle East and Australasia.
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