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 first National Basketball Association Cafe officially opened Friday in Manila, the Philippines.
Bulldog Licensing has been appointed to represent the gaming brands Saints Row and Dead Island across the U.S. and Canada.
Registration is now open for Brand Licensing Europe, which will take place Oct. 7-9 at London’s Olympia exhibition hall.
Mattel has completed its acquisition of fellow toy company Mega Brands for approximately $460 million.
Actress, author and entrepreneur Nicole Richie will deliver The Big Interview keynote address at Licensing Expo in June.
The National Basketball Association and sports and fashion retailer Jabong have launched the first official NBA online store in India–NBAStore.in.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products is teaming with MAC Cosmetics to create a limited edition color collection inspired by Marge Simpson.
Calvin Klein, a subsidiary of PVH Corp., has tapped American Designer Fashion, to distribute and operate retail stores for several of its brands.
Larry, Moe and Curly have teamed up with Major League Baseball stars in a new baseball promo for Fox Sports 1.
Pink Chillies has joined forces with Fashion U.K. to create a range of clothing and apparel for the elephant-based character brand.
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