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.
Finnish stationery and gift licensee Karto Oy has signed on to create a new line for the preschool brand Deer Little Forest, created by illustrator Jo Rose
The Boppy Company, maker of the Boppy feeding and infant support pillow, has partnered with Global Design Concepts to develop a line of diaper bags.
Nickelodeon and C-Preme have launched a new Raskullz accessories line featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-inspired 3D designs.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has joined forces with Hendrick Motorsports to develop consumer promotions and original content.
Good Sign has tapped Original Retro Brand for a range of apparel featuring the design brand.
U.K. fashion label Drop Dead has created a capsule collection featuring Itchy & Scratchy of “The Simpsons” fame.
The Association of National Advertisers is planning to acquire the Brand Activation Association.
A record number of retailers are taking part in Brand Licensing Europe’s 2014 Retail Mentoring Programme.
Rocket Licensing is continuing to see solid growth for the Breaking Bad brand in the U.K., despite the fact that the series finished its TV run in fall 2013.
Cupcake Digital and FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment have released a new app based on “Tree Fu Tom.”
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