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.
TV personality and home makeover designer Angelo Surmelis has launched his new furniture line exclusively at Mor Furniture for Less.
Women's sports apparel brand Tail Activewear has launched a new line of collegiate licensed merchandise.
Rainbow and its co-production partner Lucky Punch have announced a raft of new broadcasting deals for “Mia and me.”
The world’s first-ever commercial space line, Virgin Galactic, has tapped Brand Central to develop its CP program in North America.
Outdoor magazine Sports Afield has acquired Cabela's Trophy Properties, the real estate arm of the recreational brand Cabela’s
The executive team at Pretty Ugly, creators of the Uglydoll brand, have announced a series of changes at the company.
Scientific Games has signed a deal with Margaritaville Enterprises to bring the brand to a range of lottery games and slot machines.
Atlantyca Entertainment and Scholastic USA have collaborated to create the first-ever Geronimo Stilton app for IOS devices.
Sanrio is expanding its Major League Baseball-themed Hello Kitty collection for the 2014 baseball season to highlight all 30 MLB teams.
Pillow Pets has added a number of new brands to its line of convertible plush characters from Disney, Nickelodeon and Sanrio.
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