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.
Bold apparel and accessories brand Loudmouth has paired with Hunter Manufacturing to create drinkware and pet products featuring its patterns.
Purple carpet on the main aisle wasn’t the only new addition at Brand Licensing Europe this year. The event welcomed more exhibitors than ever before, highlighting the vibrancy of the EMEA licensing industry.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has partnered with Margaritaville Holdings to bring a Jimmy Buffet-inspired experience to the high seas.
FAM Brands is teaming up with Sakar International to develop fitness trackers and other electronic accessories under the Bally Total Fitness brand.
Start Licensing has signed on to represent the Brand Licensing Europe License This! finalist "Chef & Sue," a weekly comic strip that appears in the newspaper Waitrose.
Generation Hustle has launched an exclusive on-demand fashion collection featuring imagery from the summer film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Lowe’s and the Sherwin-Williams Company are pairing to bring the HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams line to Lowe’s and Sherwin-Williams retail locations.
Animated preschool series “Kate & Mim-Mim” is slated to premiere Friday on Disney Junior in the U.S.
Rapper Wiz Khalifa's record label and management company Taylor Gang Entertainment has partnered with Grenco Science for a series of vaporizer products.
Video care monitoring company Seedonk is planning a new series of consumer technology products featuring the Kodak brand.
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