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.
License! Global, the official publication of Brand Licensing Europe, is calling for news for its exclusive Show Daily magazines.
Splash Entertainment has carried out a number of key licensing, merchandising and DVD deals for its hit international animated series "Chloe’s Closet."
Interactive mobile company King Digital Entertainment and its game Candy Crush Saga will launch its first U.K. collection of candies, in partnership with Spun Candy.
BBC Worldwide is taking a page from the mega events strategy that highlighted the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who with promotions to launch the eighth season.
The Three Stooges will be featured on new instant game cards from the Connecticut Lottery starting August 25.
Big Tent Entertainment and Coveroo will feature internet star Domo on smart phones and tablet covers featuring top professional sports teams.
EA Sports will continue to be the official sports technology partner of the Premier League for the FIFA video game series until 2019.
Playboy Enterprises has teamed up with Bendon Group for a new intimate apparel collection inspired by the lifestyle brand.
HIT Entertainment announced the addition of new character Percy to the upcoming “Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour” train event.
Customers who pre-order one of SEGA’s upcoming "Sonic Boom" video games from Gamestop will get an exclusive figure by Tomy.
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