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.
Live Nation Entertainment and youth media company Vice will develop and launch a new digital content platform delivering live music to online and mobile audiences.
Cartoon Network has launched a new anti-bullying campaign to raise awareness and empower kids to take action against bullying.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association has opened voting for the 2015 Asian Licensing Awards.
Cupcake Digital and Peanuts Worldwide have released “Snoopy’s All-Star Football,” the first app in a new collaboration between the two companies.
The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation has launched an e-commerce site for the city–the New Orleans City Store.
Modern homewares brand DwellStudio has entered two new licensing partnerships with Klaussner Home Furnishings and Magnussen Home Furnishings.
Koko Media is taking Jo Rose’s original IP Deer Little Forest to the next level in a development deal with King Rollo Films for an animated TV series.
Fathead and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia have launched a line of Martha Stewart Wall Art decals.
LIMA and University of California Los Angeles Extension have teamed up to create a dedicated course for licensing industry professionals.
Cartoon Network has collaborated with Dr. Martens on a limited edition range of boots for adults and children inspired by the animated comedy series "Adventure Time."
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