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.
Licensing Expo will feature 150 new exhibitors at this year's show including A&E, the MLB Players Association, Nintendo, YouTube, the Royal Ballet and more.
Disney Stores across the U.S. are celebrating Star Wars Day (May the 4th) today with in-store events and exclusive merchandise.
Delta Air Lines has tapped fashion designer Zac Posen to bring his creations to a different kind of runway via new flight attendant uniforms.
Zalemark is bringing the Crayola brand from children to adults with a new fine jewelry collection inspired by the iconic crayons.
Global fitness brand Zumba is heading to the high seas in the new Zumba Cruise from Royal Caribbean.
The PGA of America and Bon Appétit are teaming up for a program that will offer golf tips from top PGA professionals alongside cooking inspiration from chefs.
Vandor is planning a vast new array of products that will feature Disney and Disney Junior brands including Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
SCE Group has tapped the licensing and marketing firm Idea Patch to launch a full-scale lifestyle brand inspired by the New York adult nightclub Sin City Cabaret.
Artist Robin Zingone has partnered with Custom Personalization Solutions and the retailer PersonalizedPlanet.com to create a line of personalized products.
Teen retailer dELiA*s, which filed for bankruptcy in December, will re-launch exclusively online this August under new ownership led by Steve Russo of licensee FAB NY.
Total men’s apparel U.S. retail sales reached $60.8 billion in 2013, a 5 percent increase over the $57.8 billion generated in 2012.
Belk has unveiled an exclusive new home collection from fashion designer Cynthia Rowley that includes bedding, décor and tabletop items.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (on behalf of DC Entertainment) and Zak Designs have partnered to create a full line mealtime products.
Rubie’s Costume Company has introduced costumes inspired by Sony Pictures Entertainment’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Nickelodeon and C-Preme have launched a new Raskullz accessories line featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-inspired 3D designs.
Genius Brands International has raised $6 million in funding through a private placement of 6,000 newly designated shares.
Conde Nast Entertainment and its food website Epicurious have launched the new web series “Epicuriousity.”
Radar Licensing, agent for the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre film series, has lined up a roster of licensees to celebrate the franchise’s 40th anniversary.
Apple has acquired Beats Music and Beats Electronics, both of which were co-founded by rapper Dr. Dre, for $3 billion.
The average person will spend $113.80 on gifts for dad this Father's Day, slightly down from last year.
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