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.
Rubie’s Costume Company is planning a raft of new costumes, accessories, wigs and masks inspired by Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters May 1.
Retailer Meijer has teamed with lawn care and garden brand Scotts-MiracleGro to create a Garden Marketplace inside 27 of its stores across the Midwest.
Little League Baseball and Softball has promoted three executives within its marketing department to focus on licensing and merchandising.
Jewel Branding & Licensing has partnered with Prestige Paints to launch a new collection featuring brands such as the New York Botanical Garden and Shell Rummel.
Greeting card designer The London Studio is shifting its business toward a licensing model to allow founder Soula Zavacopoulos more time for creative development.
Plumbing and drain cleaning brand Roto-Rooter has teamed with Metro Design USA to develop a line of branded plumbing plungers for residential use.
Hormel Foods' Spam brand has kicked off the cross-country Spamerican Tour with Food Network chef Sunny Anderson.
Hockey icon Wayne Gretzky has teamed with Sears Canada to launch a casual menswear brand under his name.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products held its annual U.K. Achievement Awards Thursday in London to celebrate the top collaborations from the past year.
Cherokee Global Brands has teamed with Sears Canada to bring the Liz Lange maternity and sportswear brand to Canada.
The National Gallery Company has paired with SEB UK to create high-quality reproductions of some of its most iconic paintings.
Nike has extended its license agreement with Perry Ellis International for men's, women's and children's swimwear and accessories in North America.
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises has partnered with actress Julie Andrews to develop a new preschool TV series based on her book series The Very Fairy Princess.
Dunkin' Donuts K-Cup pods will soon be available online in an expanded partnership between the J.M. Smucker Company, and Keurig Green Mountain.
Nicholas Bloom has re-joined the global brand extension agency Beanstalk as vice president, brand management.
Hoho Entertainment has joined forces with the new U.K. digital platform TotallyTween to create “Mimi & Bibi,” an original 26 x 2 animated show for 8- to 10-year-olds.
Zen Studios has revealed a new pinball video game inspired by Marvel’s upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron film.
adidas Italia is bringing together the Italian football team AC Milan (for which it is master licensor) and Sanrio's Hello Kitty for co-branded gear aimed at female fans.
WeMatch has appointed One Entertainment to develop a licensing program in the U.S. and Canada for the 2016 Copa America soccer tournament.
Toy company Aurora World has partnered with Mondo TV Suisse for the co-production and distribution of the fourth season of the animated TV series "Yoohoo and Friends."
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