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.
Licensing Expo will feature 150 new exhibitors at this year's show including A&E, the MLB Players Association, Nintendo, YouTube, the Royal Ballet and more.
Disney Stores across the U.S. are celebrating Star Wars Day (May the 4th) today with in-store events and exclusive merchandise.
Delta Air Lines has tapped fashion designer Zac Posen to bring his creations to a different kind of runway via new flight attendant uniforms.
Zalemark is bringing the Crayola brand from children to adults with a new fine jewelry collection inspired by the iconic crayons.
Global fitness brand Zumba is heading to the high seas in the new Zumba Cruise from Royal Caribbean.
The PGA of America and Bon Appétit are teaming up for a program that will offer golf tips from top PGA professionals alongside cooking inspiration from chefs.
Vandor is planning a vast new array of products that will feature Disney and Disney Junior brands including Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
SCE Group has tapped the licensing and marketing firm Idea Patch to launch a full-scale lifestyle brand inspired by the New York adult nightclub Sin City Cabaret.
Artist Robin Zingone has partnered with Custom Personalization Solutions and the retailer PersonalizedPlanet.com to create a line of personalized products.
RMS International has picked up Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants brand for a range of toys and craft items in the U.K. and Ireland.
Kids' brand and companion channel to Cartoon Network, Boomerang, will re-launch in several key markets in Asia on Jan. 1.
"Downton Abbey" continues to add to its roster of gift and home furnishings inspired by the aristocratic Crawley family.
3D printing service 3DLT has partnered with Big Tent Entertainment to design, sell and manufacture Domo-branded 3D-printed products.
Pokémon is following up on the release of “Pokémon Omega Ruby” and “Pokémon Alpha Sapphire” with a European product roll out in 2015.
Lollipop brand Chupa Chups has signed a raft of new licensing deals in Italy.
Gap has opened a flagship store on the Chinese direct sales website JD.com.
Preschool network Sprout has developed its own kids' tablet that will debut exclusively at Walmart in the U.S. this October.
3D Systems is previewing the latest product to come from its partnership with The Hershey Company this week at CES–the CocoJet chocolate 3D printer.
Junior's retailer The Wet Seal has closed 338 of its stores, leaving it with 173 brick-and-mortar locations and its online business.
Home lifestyle brand Blissliving Home has partnered with Avanti Linens for a new range of shower curtains, bath towels, bath rugs and bath accessories in the U.S. and Canada.
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