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.
Moose Toys has added 16 new licensees for its Shopkins brand in the U.S. and Canada, in a series of deals brokered by The Licensing Shop.
Fashion designer Lela Rose will celebrate the launch of her new collaboration with plus-size retailer Lane Bryant in an event Thursday in Dallas, Texas.
Brandgenuity has appointed independent licensing company Rocket as the pan-European agent for Gas Monkey Garage brand.
Knockout Licensing adds two new licensees to the "Downton Abbey" program for a collection of yarns and pajamas.
Hoho Rights has signed Zippy to create baby and toddler clothing featuring its preschool series "CloudBabies" in the U.K.
Mega Brands America has launched a puzzle line featuring vintage artwork from the Smithsonian Libraries’ seed catalog collection.
Painting Lulu has signed its first licensing agreement with Mattel, to bring the Barbie and Hot Wheels brands to the digital coloring platform.
Aadarsh, owner of Purple Turtle brand, took home the Licensor of the Year award in the publishing category at the Indian eRetail Congress.
Authentic Brands Group has appointed Javier Brandwain to the new role of managing director of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Bulldog Licensing has hired Helena Mansell-Stopher as retail licensing director.
Turner Broadcasting has appointed Humphrey Black to the newly created role of vice president of media distribution, EMEA.
¡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.
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