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.
Marvel Entertainment has partnered with Five Four for a series of menswear capsule collections inspired by the studio’s catalog of superheroes.
The stars of the HGTV series "Property Brothers," twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott, are heading to QVC with a new line of backyard décor.
The Walt Disney Company and Swarovski have launched "Cinderella: The Exhibition" in London, showcasing costumes and props from the new movie, Cinderella.
Fashion designer Kenneth Cole has paired with the Geneva Watch Group for a new line of smartwatches that will hit stores in April.
McDonald's is promoting Zodiak Kids’ children’s series “LoliRock” in France this month with a new Happy Meal offering.
Perry Ellis International has sold the C&C California brand to ACH C&C, a newly created venture organized by members of ACI Licensing.
The Trump Organization has launched a new fragrance collection for men exclusively at Macy's in the U.S., in partnership with licensee Parlux Fragrances.
East London cycling shop Brick Lane Bikes has teamed with Italian cycling apparel brand Pella Sportswear for a co-branded clothing range.
Artist and jewelry designer Steve Soffa has crafted a new line to celebrate the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally's 75th anniversary.
Elmer's Products has teamed with the non-stick coating brand LiquiGlide to develop a range of new adhesive products.
Selk’bag has debuted a line of Marvel character anatomical sleeping bags.
Forever 21 and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have launched a collection of limited edition apparel and accessories featuring Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera characters.
Gaumont International Television has hired Tim Stephen to the newly created position of senior vice president of business and legal affairs.
Ubisoft has launched the new video game "Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show" today in the U.K.
Brand Loyalty has appointed Marie-Laure Marchand to the newly created position of licensing director.
Licensed apparel specialist Poeticgem has signed on to create a line of licensed apparel featuring the Smiley brand.
DHX Media’s Caillou preschool brand is turning 25 next year, and to celebrate, DHX Brands is planning a year-long celebration.
Simone Fenu has been appointed as the new country manager for Planeta Junior Italia.
Men's Wearhouse will open a Joseph Abboud flagship store on Madison Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in spring 2015.
Discovery Consumer Products has added two new licensees for Animal Planet- and Shark Week-branded toys, puzzles and craft sets.
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