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.
HanesBrands, owner of sportswear brands such as Hanes and Champion, has acquired the licensed collegiate apparel company Knights Apparel.
Five iconic British institutions will be exhibiting at Licensing Expo this year for the first time including The Royal Ballet and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Entrepreneur Media, publisher of Entrepreneur magazine, has partnered with the Professional Education Institute to develop coaching and training programs.
Ravensburger is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the "Thomas & Friends" brand with the addition of new puzzles to its existing range.
CJ Products has added characters from the TV series "VeggieTales in the House" to its line of Pillow Pets foldable plush.
Retro Apparel launched its first line of It's A Good Sign apparel at the MAGIC Marketweek trade show last month in Las Vegas, Nev.
Crayola has teamed with Bloomingdale’s for the new I Am Color campaign that includes fashion collaborations, window displays and in-store events.
Disney Consumer Products is celebrating one of the studio's most iconic characters with a massive assortment of products inspired by the upcoming film Cinderella.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing has teamed with Xbox to bring the Fast & Furious film franchise to the video game "Forza Horizon 2."
Feld Motor Sports and Strottman international have once again partnered with home improvement retailer Lowe’s to bring back Monster Jam-themed Build and Grow Clinics.
Beanstalk has signed on to represent HGTV interior designer Genevieve Gorder for licensing.
Anki, the creator of the battle-car racing game “Anki Drive,” has appointed former Activision and EA executives to key roles.
Aristocrat won top honors at the Global Gaming Awards in Las Vegas, with its “The Walking Dead Slot Game” named Casino Product of the Year.
Lawless Entertainment announced a deal with PBS Distribution to handle DVD and digital distribution for “Suzy’s Zoo, A Day with Witzy” in U.S. and Canada.
Puffa and Topshop have united to exclusively sell its ‘Jodie’ jacket both in store and on topshop.com in the U.S. and U.K.
Groupon has launched a campaign to boost donations for Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind “Sesame Street.”
Vintage home electronics brand PYE, once famous for their portable turntables, has appointed brand licensing consultancy Golden Goose to re-launch its brand.
"Marvel Universe Live!" has joined forces with Unifi to raise awareness about the importance of recycling in connection with Unifi's Repreve recycled fiber brand.
Bulldog Licensing has announced a new collaboration with Iconic Images, an international photography owner and distributor in publishing and the contemporary art market.
Corus Entertainment is planning to launch TV Everywhere apps for its kids' channels Treehouse, YTV and Teletoon.
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