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.
Marvel Entertainment has partnered with Five Four for a series of menswear capsule collections inspired by the studio’s catalog of superheroes.
The stars of the HGTV series "Property Brothers," twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott, are heading to QVC with a new line of backyard décor.
Fashion designer Kenneth Cole has paired with the Geneva Watch Group for a new line of smartwatches that will hit stores in April.
Perry Ellis International has sold the C&C California brand to ACH C&C, a newly created venture organized by members of ACI Licensing.
The Trump Organization has launched a new fragrance collection for men exclusively at Macy's in the U.S., in partnership with licensee Parlux Fragrances.
Artist and jewelry designer Steve Soffa has crafted a new line to celebrate the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally's 75th anniversary.
Elmer's Products has teamed with the non-stick coating brand LiquiGlide to develop a range of new adhesive products.
Golf ball brand Volvik has appointed Stan Denenberg as its new director of licensing.
Genius Brands International has announced that Margaret Loesch will join its board of directors.
The WWE has partnered with Toy State to bring the professional wrestling brand to the remote-controlled vehicle category in North America.
Nicole Richie will bring her unfiltered sense of humor to a new VH1 reality series based on her tweets.
Licensing and branding agency The Wildflower Group continues to add to the Girl Scouts of America program.
Oznoz, an online channel that caters to bilingual families, has teamed with HIT Entertainment to present its library of shows.
Global brand management company Genius Brands International has named Matthew Kornberg as its new controller.
DC Entertainment will mark the 75th anniversary of its Batman character at WonderCon, which is taking place April 18-20 in Anaheim, Calif.
A range of characters from children’s entertainment will be dropping by the White House in Washington, D.C., this week for the annual Easter Egg Roll.
Betty Boop and her younger self, Baby Boop, are adding some sparkle to children’s fashion this season, with a new line of apparel from Monnalisa.
Licensing Expo 2014 will feature an expanded Sourcing & Production zone this June.
Following a sell-out of his Urban guitar collection last November, country crooner Keith Urban will return to HSN May 18 with a second collection.
Energizer Holdings is planning to separate its household products and personal care divisions into two independent, publicly traded companies.
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