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.
Disney Consumer Products and Marvel have unveiled a broad merchandise program, now arriving at retailers in the U.S., for the upcoming film Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Kohl's Department Stores is collaborating with designer Thakoon Panichgul for the seventh installment of its DesigNation apparel series.
The global private investment firm TPG has acquired a majority stake in Cirque du Soleil in a move to grow the 30-year-old live entertainment brand.
Brand Licensing Europe has announced a raft of new prizes for the winner of this year’s License This! competition, which opens for entries today.
Customers of service provider Dependable Solutions have convened in Southern California for the company's annual Licensing Automation Summit.
Actress and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker has teamed up with Zappos Couture to develop an exclusive footwear line.
Global merchandising and brand management company Epic Rights has promoted Lisa Streff to executive vice president of global licensing.
Warner Bros. Records has made two promotions in its brand partnerships and Creative Synch Licensing team.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson retained the No. 1 ranking for a second consecutive year on the NFL Players Inc.'s Top 50 Player Sales List.
Meredith Corp.'s publishing and lifestyle brand Better Homes and Gardens has partnered with Lakeside Development Company to build the Innovation Home.
Global Brands Group, the new spin-off of sourcing and distribution company Li & Fung, has renewed and expanded its licensing arrangement with Disney Consumer Products.
Brentwood Licensing has added Fun Apparel as the newest licensee for the Peace Frogs brand to create a line of boxers and loungewear.
Boston-based public broadcaster and producer WGBH has optioned the rights to “Pinkalicious,” the New York Times best-selling children’s book series.
Authentic Brands Group is expanding the Taryn Rose footwear brand into hosiery and has added two new shoe collections to the line.
Bandai Namco Games America has launched the “Pac-Man Friends” app, an original arcade-style action-puzzler.
Scholastic Parent & Child magazine has launched "KidQ," a free mobile app that facilitates conversation about the things that kids are curious about.
The Kardashian sisters are entering a whole new arena–hair care–in a new partnership with Farouk Systems.
PGS has announced the first pre-sale of the second season of “The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue!” to Germany’s Super RTL.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, has teamed up with Aquarius to create DC Comics-based board games.
IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle have teamed up to bring more than $270 worth of digital comic books from the Star Trek franchise to fans.
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