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.
Disney Interactive and Disney Channel have teamed with Little Orbit to develop video games based on Planes: Fire & Rescue and the tween telenovela “Violetta.”
Novel Entertainment has brought on Christopher Skala as a consultant to help build on the success of its digital offerings.
DHX Media has teamed with interactive publisher P2 to create an app for the preschool show “In the Night Garden.”
Turner Broadcasting has appointed Humphrey Black to the newly created role of vice president of media distribution, EMEA.
¡Hola! TV, a new Spanish-language TV channel based on the magazines ¡Hola! and Hello!, will launch on DIRECTV May 1.
Energizer Holdings is planning to separate its household products and personal care divisions into two independent, publicly traded companies.
Bulls Licensing has signed on to represent Licensing Management International and its client British Motor Heritage in the Nordics.
PVH Corp. has tapped Leisure Brands to bring Izod and Izod Golf menswear to South Africa.
Nerd Corps Entertainment is developing a TV series based on Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy Hawking's best-selling book series for kids.
Lifestyle designer Debra Valencia is authoring two sewing books for the DIY craft consumer.
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