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.
Moose Toys has added 16 new licensees for its Shopkins brand in the U.S. and Canada, in a series of deals brokered by The Licensing Shop.
Fashion designer Lela Rose will celebrate the launch of her new collaboration with plus-size retailer Lane Bryant in an event Thursday in Dallas, Texas.
Brandgenuity has appointed independent licensing company Rocket as the pan-European agent for Gas Monkey Garage brand.
Knockout Licensing adds two new licensees to the "Downton Abbey" program for a collection of yarns and pajamas.
Hoho Rights has signed Zippy to create baby and toddler clothing featuring its preschool series "CloudBabies" in the U.K.
Mega Brands America has launched a puzzle line featuring vintage artwork from the Smithsonian Libraries’ seed catalog collection.
Painting Lulu has signed its first licensing agreement with Mattel, to bring the Barbie and Hot Wheels brands to the digital coloring platform.
Aadarsh, owner of Purple Turtle brand, took home the Licensor of the Year award in the publishing category at the Indian eRetail Congress.
Authentic Brands Group has appointed Javier Brandwain to the new role of managing director of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Bulldog Licensing has hired Helena Mansell-Stopher as retail licensing director.
DreamWorks' YouTube network AwesomenessTV is teaming with Kohl's to launch a seven capsule, limited edition junior’s fashion line.
Electronic Arts and EA Sports founder Trip Hawkins will be the keynote speaker at the Digital Kids Summit, taking place Oct. 21.
Sales of Hallmark's Itty Bittys plush line featuring a range of licensed characters have increased 600 percent from 2013.
Scripps Networks International has created a new in-house International Program Sales and Distribution department that will bring new fresh content to MIPCOM.
SEGA Europe has hired Kay Ferneyhough to join its London-based licensing team as retail license manager.
August retail sales increased 2.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation.
Pretty Ugly has tapped Franco Manufacturing to create extensions in the bedding, bath and beach product categories for its Uglydoll brand in North America.
All-American Licensing and Management Group has signed on to represent the sports apparel brand PoloGear in North America.
The stars of the animated TV shows "Shaun the Sheep" and "Timmy Time" will soon be encouraging flocks of children around the world to learn English.
The Weddings and Resorts division of lifestyle brand kathy ireland Worldwide has expanded outside of the U.S. for the first time.
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