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.
¡Hola! TV, a new Spanish-language TV channel based on the magazines ¡Hola! and Hello!, will launch on DIRECTV May 1.
Energizer Holdings is planning to separate its household products and personal care divisions into two independent, publicly traded companies.
Bulls Licensing has signed on to represent Licensing Management International and its client British Motor Heritage in the Nordics.
PVH Corp. has tapped Leisure Brands to bring Izod and Izod Golf menswear to South Africa.
Nerd Corps Entertainment is developing a TV series based on Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy Hawking's best-selling book series for kids.
Lifestyle designer Debra Valencia is authoring two sewing books for the DIY craft consumer.
VIMN has boosted its original and branded content management team and made two additions to its teams in Madrid and Milan.
Challenge TV has acquired two more seasons of the iconic show darts game show “Bullseye,” which will begin airing Saturday.
With the huge scope and success of its Better Homes and Gardens brand, Meredith has solidified the foundation of its licensing efforts and is looking to expand.
Konami Gaming has partnered with Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast to develop two Dungeons & Dragons-themed slot machines.
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