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.
Footwear and apparel veteran David Thomson has joined Crocs as senior vice president and general manager of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Authentic Brands Group has expanded its relationship with retail partner Majid Al Futtaim in the Middle East and North Africa to accelerate the growth of Juicy Couture.
German brand management and media company m4e has appointed the Simba Dickie Group as the master toy licensee for its new preschool series "Wissper."
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA and the National Basketball Association hosted their third Looney Tunes Jr. NBA clinic Monday at Imperial College, London.
Nickelodeon is celebrating the holidays with activations at shopping malls and recreation parks in Asia, South Africa and at Russia’s Domodedovo Airport.
Scripps Networks Interactive has appointed Phillip Luff to head its U.K., Europe, Middle East and Africa business.
Lowe’s and the Sherwin-Williams Company are pairing to bring the HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams line to Lowe’s and Sherwin-Williams retail locations.
Turner Broadcasting has picked up DHX Media's new CG reboot of the classic kids' cartoon "Inspector Gadget" across EMEA, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
Global publisher Parragon Books has partnered with Platinum Films to publish a range of activity formats for "Matt Hatter Chronicles" in Australia, the U.K. and South Africa.
Cartoon Network has collaborated with Dr. Martens on a limited edition range of boots for adults and children inspired by the animated comedy series "Adventure Time."
Sesame Workshop has appointed Stephen B. Sobhani to the newly created position of vice president, international.
To celebrate Comic-Con, Fandango surveyed more than a thousand moviegoers to find out what the most anticipated movies at this year’s convention.
Toys ‘R’ Us continues to expand in 2014 with plans to open 90 stores worldwide, including 22 locations in China.
Bandai Namco Games Europe is planning a new video game for Nintendo 3DS based on Viz Media’s anime property, Tenkai Knights.
Discovery Consumer Products has renewed its longstanding direct-to-retail partnership with Toys 'R' Us U.S. and Toys 'R' Us Australia.
Mind Candy, the entertainment company behind the Moshi Monsters franchise, globally launched the "World of Warriors" app.
Turner Broadcasting has appointed Humphrey Black to the newly created role of vice president of media distribution, EMEA.
While inherent risks are still prevalent, so are the opportunities for retail growth especially in several smaller, less publicized nations.
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