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.
Veteran illustrator Phil Marden has signed a number of new deals for his humorous conceptual illustrations.
Snap Creative has brought on Brant Bridges to serve as senior vice president of business development.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment have unveiled more Mother’s Day product inspired by super heroine Wonder Woman.
Iron Gut Publishing has signed on to create a range of limited edition artwork for the iconic French baby teething toy Sophie la Girafe.
The Smithsonian has teamed up with The Great Courses to develop and produce educational seminars inspired by the group of museums.
T-shirt manufacturer and licensee Junk Food Clothing has opened its flagship store in Venice, Calif.
Monday, May 12 is the last day for exhibitors to submit news for the exclusive Licensing Expo Show Dailies.
Cartoon Network Enterprises has announced plans for the third installment in the mathematical “Adventure Time” video game series.
Mart Agency has released a new cookbook for moms and kids featuring the Turkish cartoon characters Limon and Oli.
BBC has bought a second season of the Silvergate Media’s animated preschool series “Peter Rabbit.”
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