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.
The Joester Loria Group has brokered a multi-category clothing deal for the Amy Coe baby and kids' brand that broadens the retail reach of the brand.
Stan Lee has partnered with Carnival Films, the production company behind "Downton Abbey," to create a mystery crime drama for the U.K.'s Sky 1 network.
Endemol Shine Group has teamed with digital celebrity and entrepreneur Michelle Phan to create the new multi-platform digital network, Icon.
Nike has extended its license agreement with Perry Ellis International for men's, women's and children's swimwear and accessories in North America.
Internet star Grumpy Cat has joined forces with a number of new licensees for a comic book series, a new app and more.
San-X is taking the Asian character Rilakkuma global with new international licensing agents and licensees.
The Norwegian Star cruise ship has been re-launched with a range of new dining and entertainment venues including the Jimmy Buffet-themed Five o'Clock Somewhere Bar.
The Winterthur Museum has tapped Art Needlepoint for a range of needlepoint designs inspired by the museums' drawings, prints and floor coverings.
PlayDate Digital will launch a new My Little Pony digital storybook Thursday, two days before the season five premiere of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Popular YouTube personality, fashion designer and influencer Bethany Mota will deliver The Big Interview keynote address at Licensing Expo, June 9.
Amazon Studios has given the go-ahead for six more original series for its Prime Instant Video online streaming service.
Celebrity interior designer Jennifer Adams has reached a multi-year agreement with the MT Company for a furniture collection.
Sears Holdings has introduced a summer 2014 women's collection from musician and “The Voice” co-host Adam Levine.
RadioShack has opened another custom concept store in Boston, Mass., near the site of the company's first retail location, which opened in 1921.
Chi will launch a new range of Miss Universe-branded hairstyling products exclusively at Ulta stores in the U.S. April 22.
Big Tent Entertainment has released a new e-learning book in its Kideo line featuring the Japanese character Komaneko.
The Good Sign brand, which literally features a yellow road sign that reads “This is a Good Sign,” has signed a series of new licensing deals.
Irish apparel retailer Primark is planning to open its first U.S. store in Boston, Mass.
The U.S.-based non-profits Kids In Distressed Situations and Fashion Delivers have successfully completed their merger.
Drexel University has extended its partnership with The Collegiate Licensing Company, the licensing affiliate of IMG College.
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