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.
Meredith Corp.'s publishing and lifestyle brand Better Homes and Gardens has partnered with Lakeside Development Company to build the Innovation Home.
Walls Outdoor Goods will include DuPont Kevlar materials in its new line of outdoor workwear designed for durability in demanding conditions.
The National Geographic Society and First Bankcard, a division of First National Bank of Omaha, have launched the National Geographic Visa card.
Overstock.com is collaborating with recording artist and reality TV star Bret Michaels for a curated e-store and branded products.
Hatfield & McCoy Family brand whiskey has launched in new markets after receiving a silver metal from the Beverage Testing Institute.
CJ Products is creating an exclusive line of plush products featuring characters from Hasbro's TV series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic."
Licensing agency Brandberry has launched the new social expressions brand Beary Sweet with an innovative promotional campaign.
Swimming equipment manufacturer Aqua Sphere and Olympian Michael Phelps are launching the MP brand of competitive swim gear.
The Joester Loria Group has brokered a deal to bring The World of Eric Carle to a line of 365 Everyday Value juices at Whole Foods Markets across the U.S.
Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment has signed a long-term agreement with the Disney/ABC Television Group to launch the Disney Channel in Canada.
“Tree Fu Tom,” produced by FremantleMedia Kids & Family, launched its second season in the U.S. on Sprout Tuesday.
Under Armour has opened the doors of its newest specialty retail location in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City.
¡Hola! TV, a new Spanish-language TV channel based on the magazines ¡Hola! and Hello!, will launch on DIRECTV May 1.
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.
Wicked Cool Toys has signed with Sesame Workshop to develop summer and seasonal toys based on classic Sesame Street characters.
Carter Keithley has announced that he will retire as president and chief executive officer of the Toy Industry Association effective April 30, 2015.
Larry, Moe and Curly have teamed up with Major League Baseball stars in a new baseball promo for Fox Sports 1.
Emmy award-winning artist Joe Murray has signed a greeting card deal with Leanin' Tree
Peanuts Worldwide has partnered with social game developer Beeline Interactive for the "Snoopy's Sugar Drop" app.
The Canadian Toy Association and the U.S.-based Toy Industry Association have entered into a new affiliation agreement.
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