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.
Authentic Brands Group is bringing the Prince tennis brand to a new line of performance apparel exclusively at retailer Sports Authority in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Krispy Kreme has teamed up with Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA for new additions to its retail line of coffee products, in a deal brokered by Brand Central.
Nickelodeon will be the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on May 9, which will be dubbed the SpongeBob SquarePants 400.
On Thursday, Penguin Young Readers will kick off The Very Big Wiggle Tour, a month-long national campaign to celebrate Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
DC Thomson Consumer Products' book, The Diary of Dennis the Menace: World Menace Day, is one of 10 books selected as World Book Day title.
California lifestyle brand Hang Ten has entered into several new licensing partnerships that will extend its brand into the accessories and footwear categories.
Kid Kreations, the master toy licensee for Hacker T Dog, has unveiled its new toy line for the CBBC character.
Brand Brilliant Consulting has formed a strategic partnership with Simply Consulting Group, a retail firm that helps companies drive reatil performance.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises is launching a search for children ages 5 to 18 who excel in the areas of STEAM in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Oh, the Places You'll Go!.
Drew Sheinman has joined talent agency IMG as senior vice president of IMG Licensing.
The Copyrights Group has named Demi Patel to the newly created role of head of product development.
DreamWorks Animation’s AwesomenessTV, has hired former Walt Disney Studios executive T.J. Marchetti as chief marketing officer.
Striker Entertainment has tapped Next Games to create a mobile game based on the AMC’s zombie drama series “The Walking Dead.”
CBeebies has appointed the licensing agency Brands with Influence to represent its new series “Swashbuckle” in the U.K.
Ankama’s TV series “DOFUS: Kerub’s Bazaar” (52x13), based on the popular online role-playing game, has been picked up in Italy by K2.
Langers Juice will feature The Very Hungry Caterpillar on its packaging as part of a six-week promotion for the brand's 45th anniversary.
The Yankee Candle Company has launched a new exclusive candle inspired by the Easter marshmellow Peeps.
DreamWorks Animation has tapped video game publisher Little Orbit for the “How to Train Your Dragon 2” video game.
KitchenAid has teamed up with two well-known brands in the world of beverages–home carbonation brand SodaStream and home espresso company Nespresso.
Coolabi Group has finalized a publishing agreement with Penguin for its upcoming animated series “Clangers.”
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