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.
HanesBrands, owner of sportswear brands such as Hanes and Champion, has acquired the licensed collegiate apparel company Knights Apparel.
Five iconic British institutions will be exhibiting at Licensing Expo this year for the first time including The Royal Ballet and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Entrepreneur Media, publisher of Entrepreneur magazine, has partnered with the Professional Education Institute to develop coaching and training programs.
ITV has given a sneak peek at some of the re-imagined characters in its upcoming series "Thunderbirds Are Go," based on the classic Gerry Anderson brand.
Santoro has signed a host of new licensees and launched several new lines for its art brand Gorjuss in Europe.
Ravensburger is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the "Thomas & Friends" brand with the addition of new puzzles to its existing range.
Publisher Pedigree is entering the education sector with a new range of titles featuring content from educational publisher Letts.
German manufacturer Rodenstock has signed on to create eyewear for German fashion designer Jil Sander.
CJ Products has added characters from the TV series "VeggieTales in the House" to its line of Pillow Pets foldable plush.
Retro Apparel launched its first line of It's A Good Sign apparel at the MAGIC Marketweek trade show last month in Las Vegas, Nev.
Bonnier’s Outdoor Life magazine is building its branded consumer product line with the addition of two new lifestyle partners.
Disney Consumer Products has unveiled its new product line for the new Cars brand, Neon.
Lawless Entertainment has been appointed as the worldwide representative for the Elaine Ryan Home Decorating Kit.
The TV series "Nutri Ventures" is heading to public schools across the U.S. in a new collaboration with the Partnership for a Healthier America.
Outdoor magazine Sports Afield has acquired Cabela's Trophy Properties, the real estate arm of the recreational brand Cabela’s
Integrative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil has endorsed Simmons Bedding’s newest mattress, the ComforPedic iQ.
U.K. families celebrated The Very Hungry Caterpillar by picking the 10 foods they would choose for the hungry caterpillar.
Disney has teamed with Birds Eye frozen vegetables (owned by Pinnacle Foods) to encourage kids to eat more vegetables.
Atlantyca Entertainment has teamed with PTS for a range of new specialty plush dolls featuring the Geronimo Stilton classic brand.
Zodiak has granted the Ciwen Media Group exclusive distribution rights to more than 390 episodes of its animated programming.
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