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.
Authentic Brands Group is bringing the Prince tennis brand to a new line of performance apparel exclusively at retailer Sports Authority in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Krispy Kreme has teamed up with Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA for new additions to its retail line of coffee products, in a deal brokered by Brand Central.
Nickelodeon will be the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on May 9, which will be dubbed the SpongeBob SquarePants 400.
On Thursday, Penguin Young Readers will kick off The Very Big Wiggle Tour, a month-long national campaign to celebrate Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
California lifestyle brand Hang Ten has entered into several new licensing partnerships that will extend its brand into the accessories and footwear categories.
Brand Brilliant Consulting has formed a strategic partnership with Simply Consulting Group, a retail firm that helps companies drive reatil performance.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises is launching a search for children ages 5 to 18 who excel in the areas of STEAM in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Oh, the Places You'll Go!.
Drew Sheinman has joined talent agency IMG as senior vice president of IMG Licensing.
Video personalization company Percy3D has hired two new employees to focus on the growing the firm's licensed content portfolio and driving business development.
Sony Music will co-host the Licensing Expo Opening Night Party and present popular girl group Fifth Harmony as the special guest performer.
Scholastic Media is looking to build its newest animated series, “Astroblast!” through licensing.
New Jersey-based Fire Flies Entertainment has announced the latest offering from young adult author and R&B singing sensation Tanille Edwards.
Jockey International has appointed licensing agency The Joester Loria Group to expand the brand into the swimwear and home categories in the U.S.
Software provider Pariplay is collaborating with C3 Entertainment to release a Three Stooges slot game for worldwide distribution.
Italian fashion brand and retailer Pynkiss Milano is planning a home décor line as well as a range of Abayas featuring Hello Kitty.
McFarlane Toys is adding a new category to its portfolio with plans for a line of brick building toys based on the AMC TV series “The Walking Dead.”
Sports lifestyle brand Zoo York has partnered with the J Fin Group for consumer electronics and cases.
Mattel and Hot Wheels will debut the new feature-length film, Team Hot Wheels: The Origin of Awesome, on Digital HD Sept. 2 and DVD/Blu-ray Sept. 30.
Hearst Brand Development has launched Seventeen magazine's first-ever apparel and accessories collection exclusively at Sears.
Housewares International will develop a line of pet feed products under the American Kennel Club brand, in a deal brokered by 4Licensing.
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