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 National Gallery Company will work with craft, fabric and thread specialist DMC to develop a licensed range of National Gallery needlecraft kits.
Nickelodeon has signed on to broadcast “WWE Slam City,” WWE’s kids' animated short-form series, on the NickSports programming block on Nicktoons.
Psycho Bunny has tapped A Squared Entertainment to extend its men's apparel brand into new categories, new demographics and new territories.
Fisher-Price has partnered with global pop icon Shakira to develop a line of baby products and a web series designed to stimulate early childhood development.
Weight Watchers launched a line of branded ready-to-eat cereals in partnership with Mom Brands, the largest family-owned cereal company in the U.S.
Lawless Entertainment has introduced Bonnie Boat & Friends, an all-new original preschool brand for animated series co-production and licensing.
Sensio announced the launch of Skinnygirl by Bella, a collection of kitchen appliances from natural foods chef, best-selling author, and reality TV star Bethenny Frankel.
Saban Brands has launched the first-ever pop-up shop for its lifestyle brand Paul Frank in New York City's Times Square.
Atlantyca Entertainment has gained a host of broadcast sales post-Mipcom 2014 for a variety of their key distribution properties.
Warner Bros. U.K. has named Brand & Deliver to create and execute marketing promotions for Scooby-Doo and Tom & Jerry in 2015.
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