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.
“Sesame Street” character Abby Cadabby and Sesame Workshop's H. Melvin Ming will launch the annual Light It Up Blue global campaign to raise awareness of autism.
Brand Activation Association has announced the winners of its 2014 Brand Brilliance Awards.
Marvel can add another blockbuster to its belt–Captain America: The Winter Soldier brought in $96.2 million in its first weekend in the U.S.
Subscription e-commerce site JustFab has launched a new women’s shoe and handbag collection from Latin superstar Paulina Rubio.
Warmer spring weather spurred continued consumer spending this March, according to the National Retail Federation.
NBCUniversal has launched an original video programming initiative that will be featured across its digital platforms.
Perry Ellis International has signed with Parigi Group to develop children’s apparel for its Perry Ellis and Original Penguin brands.
The Collegiate Licensing Company, the licensing affiliate of IMG College, has named Nicole Armentrout as senior director, marketing.
Candlewick Press is planning a yearlong program of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the children’s book Guess How Much I Love You.
National Geographic has partnered with Live Prepared to launch a line of preparedness products for natural disasters and unexpected events.
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