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.
Rubie’s Costume Company is planning a raft of new costumes, accessories, wigs and masks inspired by Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters May 1.
Retailer Meijer has teamed with lawn care and garden brand Scotts-MiracleGro to create a Garden Marketplace inside 27 of its stores across the Midwest.
Little League Baseball and Softball has promoted three executives within its marketing department to focus on licensing and merchandising.
Jewel Branding & Licensing has partnered with Prestige Paints to launch a new collection featuring brands such as the New York Botanical Garden and Shell Rummel.
Greeting card designer The London Studio is shifting its business toward a licensing model to allow founder Soula Zavacopoulos more time for creative development.
Plumbing and drain cleaning brand Roto-Rooter has teamed with Metro Design USA to develop a line of branded plumbing plungers for residential use.
Hormel Foods' Spam brand has kicked off the cross-country Spamerican Tour with Food Network chef Sunny Anderson.
Hockey icon Wayne Gretzky has teamed with Sears Canada to launch a casual menswear brand under his name.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products held its annual U.K. Achievement Awards Thursday in London to celebrate the top collaborations from the past year.
Cherokee Global Brands has teamed with Sears Canada to bring the Liz Lange maternity and sportswear brand to Canada.
Banana brand Chiquita has teamed up with Origin Food Group to create a line of fruit and yogurt smoothies now available at Walmart in the U.S.
The work of best-selling author and illustrator Nancy Tillman will be featured in a number of licensed programs in 2015 in anticipation of her new book launch.
Dominique Ansel, the innovative pastry chef and creator of the Cronut has teamed up with DMA3D to develop a line of homewares.
Pavilion Worldwide Group is producing 11 branded casino-based slot machines based on CBS Consumer Products' classic television shows.
Stan Lee's Comikaze opens its doors today just in time for trick-or-treating and a full weekend of chances to dress up.
Lyric licensing agency Sunny Side Up has announced that it has forged a global deal with peermusic, a global independent music publisher.
Studio 100 Film and Maya the Bee will buzz into the North American market.
Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. locked in a new licensing agreement with Jerry Leigh of California to become the exclusive licensee for Dickies Girl juniors' apparel.
DHX Media has partnered with China National Television to launch a new streaming service featuring DHX children’s content across multiple platforms nationally in China.
Groupon has launched a campaign to boost donations for Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind “Sesame Street.”
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