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.
Namco Bandai is bringing its capybara (a cousin to the guinea pig) character Kapi-Bara-San to the U.S. and Canda in a new game app.
DreamWorks Animation’s AwesomenessTV has acquired fellow YouTube network Big Frame, a leader in digital talent management.
DHX Media has acquired the fellow Canadian business Epitome’s group of companies, producer of the teen-drama series “Degrassi.”
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and a slew of major fashion brands have unveiled new collaborations featuring The Simpsons.
The U.S.’s largest grocer, Walmart, will re-launch the Wild Oats organic brand with a range of more than 100 food products.
After the expansion of its Fast & Easy chain was abandoned last year, Tesco is trying again, this time with fast fashion chain F&F.
Oscar de la Renta is planning a limited edition tabletop collection created in collaboration with the New York Botanical Garden.
Nerd Corps Entertainment has partnered with Shout! Factory and Screenvision for a new feature film based on its TV series, “Slugterra.”
Fashion U.K. is planning a new line of apparel featuring the classic British design brand A-Z, known for its maps and guidebooks.
Fetch…for Pets! and Farouk Systems have teamed up to bring the human hair care brands Chi and BioSilk to animals.
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