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.
Beach products manufacturer JGR Copa will develop a collection of beach accessories for beer brands Corona, Modelo Especial and Pacifico.
Discovery Communications has named Doris Miller as vice president of retail sales and business development for Discovery Consumer Products.
Firefly Brand Management has added California-based art studio Drizzle Studios as the newest licensee for bubble bath brand Mr. Bubble.
Made in Me has partnered with comic book publisher Dynamite Entertainment to bring Doodle Jump comics to mobile devices and tablets globally.
Toys 'R' Us has appointed a number of new executives to key leadership roles, as the company continues to position its business for long-term profitable growth.
Sports apparel and headwear company ’47 Brand will develop an exclusive ’47 Archive Collection.
DC Thomson Consumer Products has announced new developments for its food brand, Maw Broon’s Kitchen, inspired by the matriarch of The Sunday Post weekly comic strip.
Pharrell Williams' latest sustainable fashion collaboration, G-Star's RAW for the Oceans, is now available at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.
Krispy Kreme and Sony Pictures Consumer Products have teamed to mark the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters with treats inspired by the film.
The National Basketball Association and Harman International have announced a multi-year marketing and merchandising partnership for a number of the NBA's leagues.
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