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.
Meredith Corp.'s publishing and lifestyle brand Better Homes and Gardens has partnered with Lakeside Development Company to build the Innovation Home.
Walls Outdoor Goods will include DuPont Kevlar materials in its new line of outdoor workwear designed for durability in demanding conditions.
The National Geographic Society and First Bankcard, a division of First National Bank of Omaha, have launched the National Geographic Visa card.
Overstock.com is collaborating with recording artist and reality TV star Bret Michaels for a curated e-store and branded products.
Hatfield & McCoy Family brand whiskey has launched in new markets after receiving a silver metal from the Beverage Testing Institute.
CJ Products is creating an exclusive line of plush products featuring characters from Hasbro's TV series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic."
Licensing agency Brandberry has launched the new social expressions brand Beary Sweet with an innovative promotional campaign.
Swimming equipment manufacturer Aqua Sphere and Olympian Michael Phelps are launching the MP brand of competitive swim gear.
The Joester Loria Group has brokered a deal to bring The World of Eric Carle to a line of 365 Everyday Value juices at Whole Foods Markets across the U.S.
Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment has signed a long-term agreement with the Disney/ABC Television Group to launch the Disney Channel in Canada.
Limon and Oli's publishing and licensing representative Mart Agency has signed two new partners for the classic Turkish comic strip brand.
Clan TV in Spain has picked up Saban Brands’ animated series “Digimon Fusion.”
Sony Pictures Consumer Products has tapped apparel manufacturer Bioworld as the first licensee for ABC’s new comedy series, “The Goldbergs.”
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has unveiled the final ballot for its 2014 International Licensing Excellence Awards.
The U.S.-based non-profits Kids In Distressed Situations and Fashion Delivers have successfully completed their merger.
Viacom International Media Networks has agreed to buy Northern & Shell Media Group’s Channel 5 Broadcasting, one of Britain’s biggest TV brands.
The Antigua Group has signed a multi-year agreement to develop apparel for the mixed martial arts league Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Ripple Junction has donated 5,000 of its graphic t-shirts to victims affected by the recent tornadoes and flooding in the Southern and Eastern U.S.
For the third year in a row, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is going on tour with the D23 Disney Fanniversary Celebration.
Scotts Miracle-Gro and its agent, Seltzer Licensing Group, have added two new licensing partners just in time for summer gardening season.
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