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.
For the first time Disney Store U.K. will offer fans a range of Star Wars products at locations across the country.
The new mixed media animated series “Lily’s Driftwood Bay” is set to debut on Sprout in the U.S. May 12.
American lifestyle brand Lands' End has named Steven Rado as senior vice president and chief marketing officer.
Total men’s apparel U.S. retail sales reached $60.8 billion in 2013, a 5 percent increase over the $57.8 billion generated in 2012.
MerryMakers has tapped University Games for a range of puzzles and games featuring the Pete the Cat publishing brand.
Canadian animation studio Mercury Filmworks is opening a new production studio in Europe with former Teletoon content chief Alan Gregg at the helm.
Crayola has teamed with game publisher Legacy Games to develop a series of apps designed to engage children in the creative process.
A raft of brands are set to make character appearances and host activities at the annual U.K. kids’ festival LolliBop, Aug. 15-17.
Among the executives that will be honored at the K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Women In Industry Luncheon is Patti Buckner of Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
Nottingham Forest and Cartoon Network Latin America signed a new deal for new episodes of “Sendokai Champions.”
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