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.
RRKidz, the company that re-launched "Reading Rainbow" in 2011, has appointed Brand Central to develop its consumer products program.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA and Sanrio have launched two new product collections for their DC Comics X Hello Kitty collaboration.
Playboy Enterprises is expanding its presence in China through a new 10-year licensing partnership with Handong United.
The Peppa Pig live show, which has sold more than 650,000 tickets in the U.K., is headed to the U.S.
Cartamundi is planning for a cold summer with the launch of a three-in-one pack of card games inspired by Disney’s Frozen.
Panini will create a sticker album for the upcoming FIFA Women World Cup, which will take place from June 6 to July 5 in six cities across Canada.
Backyard Sports brand is celebrating the success of NBA MVP Stephen Curry with a super-powered Stephan Curry character in its mobile game.
Tattiemoon, creators of the CBeebies series "Woolly and Tig," has inked two new publishing deals for the brand.
Vita Coco has teamed with swimwear brand L*Space by Monica Wise to create a limited edition bikini inspired by the coconut water brand.
Licensing agency LMCA has added two new members to the team of its consulting subsidiary ProdigyWorks.
Holiday shoppers took advantage of deep discounting and early sales causing a lift in retail spending in November.
Marley Coffee, the Bob Marley branded coffee brand created under license from 56 Hope Road, has partnered to distribute its coffees in Colombia and Mexico.
Discovery Consumer Products has partnered with Cartamundi for a new range of card games based on the Animal Planet TV series “Too Cute.”
The University of California, Davis has partnered with alumni-owned business City Bicycle Company to create a branded bicycle.
Game developer Atari is planning a mobile fitness app that incorporates its classic video games such as "Pong" and "Centipede" into exercise routines.
After 11 years on top, Disney's Frozen has beat out Barbie as the top girls' toy brand this holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation.
Gibson Brands is entering the headphone market with the help of Track & Field Olympic Gold medalist Usain Bolt.
HBO's "Game of Thrones" will become the first-ever TV series to be screened in Imax theaters when two episodes from the fourth season are released for one week.
Five Below has appointed Michael Romanko as executive vice president of merchandising to oversee all aspects of the value retailer's merchandising strategy.
McDonald's USA is bringing back its Happy Meal Books program in partnership with HarperCollins Children's Books.
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