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.
Meredith Corp.'s publishing and lifestyle brand Better Homes and Gardens has partnered with Lakeside Development Company to build the Innovation Home.
Walls Outdoor Goods will include DuPont Kevlar materials in its new line of outdoor workwear designed for durability in demanding conditions.
The National Geographic Society and First Bankcard, a division of First National Bank of Omaha, have launched the National Geographic Visa card.
Overstock.com is collaborating with recording artist and reality TV star Bret Michaels for a curated e-store and branded products.
Hatfield & McCoy Family brand whiskey has launched in new markets after receiving a silver metal from the Beverage Testing Institute.
CJ Products is creating an exclusive line of plush products featuring characters from Hasbro's TV series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic."
Licensing agency Brandberry has launched the new social expressions brand Beary Sweet with an innovative promotional campaign.
Swimming equipment manufacturer Aqua Sphere and Olympian Michael Phelps are launching the MP brand of competitive swim gear.
The Joester Loria Group has brokered a deal to bring The World of Eric Carle to a line of 365 Everyday Value juices at Whole Foods Markets across the U.S.
Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment has signed a long-term agreement with the Disney/ABC Television Group to launch the Disney Channel in Canada.
Barnes & Noble is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar with a series of hands-on events across the U.S.
PGS Entertainment has sold the animated series “Chaplin & Co” to more than 100 territories worldwide.
Cupcake Digital and DreamWorks Animation have released a new story app based on the TV series “Dragons: Defenders of Berk.”
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.
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