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.
Rubie’s Costume Company is planning a raft of new costumes, accessories, wigs and masks inspired by Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters May 1.
Retailer Meijer has teamed with lawn care and garden brand Scotts-MiracleGro to create a Garden Marketplace inside 27 of its stores across the Midwest.
Little League Baseball and Softball has promoted three executives within its marketing department to focus on licensing and merchandising.
Jewel Branding & Licensing has partnered with Prestige Paints to launch a new collection featuring brands such as the New York Botanical Garden and Shell Rummel.
Plumbing and drain cleaning brand Roto-Rooter has teamed with Metro Design USA to develop a line of branded plumbing plungers for residential use.
Hormel Foods' Spam brand has kicked off the cross-country Spamerican Tour with Food Network chef Sunny Anderson.
Hockey icon Wayne Gretzky has teamed with Sears Canada to launch a casual menswear brand under his name.
Cherokee Global Brands has teamed with Sears Canada to bring the Liz Lange maternity and sportswear brand to Canada.
Ace Hardware and OPI are continuing their exclusive partnership with the addition of new nail lacquer-inspired colors in Ace's Clark+Kensington paint line.
Sony Pictures Consumer Products has tapped Beeline Interactive to develop the new match-three puzzle battle game "Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighter.”
The Society of Product Licensors Committed to Excellence, a think tank for licensors, celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment have unveiled more Mother’s Day product inspired by super heroine Wonder Woman.
Bandai America has released a new toy line for the upcoming animated musical film Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return.
Belk has unveiled an exclusive new home collection from fashion designer Cynthia Rowley that includes bedding, décor and tabletop items.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (on behalf of DC Entertainment) and Zak Designs have partnered to create a full line mealtime products.
Rubie’s Costume Company has introduced costumes inspired by Sony Pictures Entertainment’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Nickelodeon and C-Preme have launched a new Raskullz accessories line featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-inspired 3D designs.
Oreo is planning a promotional partnership with Paramount Pictures for the global release of Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Ubisoft has gathered a slate of licensees for “Watch Dogs”-inspired apparel and accessories in the U.S. and Canada.
Threezero has launched its new 1/6th-scale toy line featuring characters from the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones.”
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