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.
HanesBrands, owner of sportswear brands such as Hanes and Champion, has acquired the licensed collegiate apparel company Knights Apparel.
Five iconic British institutions will be exhibiting at Licensing Expo this year for the first time including The Royal Ballet and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Entrepreneur Media, publisher of Entrepreneur magazine, has partnered with the Professional Education Institute to develop coaching and training programs.
Ravensburger is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the "Thomas & Friends" brand with the addition of new puzzles to its existing range.
CJ Products has added characters from the TV series "VeggieTales in the House" to its line of Pillow Pets foldable plush.
Retro Apparel launched its first line of It's A Good Sign apparel at the MAGIC Marketweek trade show last month in Las Vegas, Nev.
Crayola has teamed with Bloomingdale’s for the new I Am Color campaign that includes fashion collaborations, window displays and in-store events.
Disney Consumer Products is celebrating one of the studio's most iconic characters with a massive assortment of products inspired by the upcoming film Cinderella.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing has teamed with Xbox to bring the Fast & Furious film franchise to the video game "Forza Horizon 2."
Feld Motor Sports and Strottman international have once again partnered with home improvement retailer Lowe’s to bring back Monster Jam-themed Build and Grow Clinics.
Photographic agency Magnum Photos has tapped Trunk Archive as its licensing agent in North America.
The Hershey Company’s Reese's brand has launched a line of NCAA Fan Edition printed cups that use edible printing technology.
Ultimate Ears has unveiled the latest artist partnership for its line of UE Booms speakers–street artist Kenny Scharf.
Langers Juice will feature The Very Hungry Caterpillar on its packaging as part of a six-week promotion for the brand's 45th anniversary.
Warner Bros. Records has promoted Lori Feldman to executive vice president, brand partnerships and creative synch licensing.
PGS Entertainment has made a raft of sales for the series “The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue!” in territories across Europe, Canada and the Middle East.
Spin Master has filed civil lawsuits against two Chinese manufacturers to stop the manufacture of counterfeit Flutterbye Flying Fairies.
Jack Bauer is coming back to TV in the new event series “24: Live Another Day,” and IDW and Fox are preparing for his homecoming.
The stars of the hit show “Glee” have moved from the choir room to the iTunes Store, in a new update on Halfbrick’s app “Band Stars.”
For the second year in a row, Dunkin’ Donuts has brewed up a series of new coffee flavors inspired by Baskin-Robbins ice cream.
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