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.
Meredith Corp.'s publishing and lifestyle brand Better Homes and Gardens has partnered with Lakeside Development Company to build the Innovation Home.
Walls Outdoor Goods will include DuPont Kevlar materials in its new line of outdoor workwear designed for durability in demanding conditions.
The National Geographic Society and First Bankcard, a division of First National Bank of Omaha, have launched the National Geographic Visa card.
Overstock.com is collaborating with recording artist and reality TV star Bret Michaels for a curated e-store and branded products.
Hatfield & McCoy Family brand whiskey has launched in new markets after receiving a silver metal from the Beverage Testing Institute.
CJ Products is creating an exclusive line of plush products featuring characters from Hasbro's TV series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic."
Licensing agency Brandberry has launched the new social expressions brand Beary Sweet with an innovative promotional campaign.
Swimming equipment manufacturer Aqua Sphere and Olympian Michael Phelps are launching the MP brand of competitive swim gear.
The Joester Loria Group has brokered a deal to bring The World of Eric Carle to a line of 365 Everyday Value juices at Whole Foods Markets across the U.S.
Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment has signed a long-term agreement with the Disney/ABC Television Group to launch the Disney Channel in Canada.
Viz Media has partnered with House Foods America to integrate its character Doraemon onto the packaging of a range of tofu products in the U.S.
Genius Brands International has appointed FatRedCouch to develop a series of apps for its new animated children's series, "Thomas Edison's Secret Lab."
EB Sport Group has signed on to create a line of fitness equipment featuring Beachbody's home exercise brand P90X.
Vandor has welcomed Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants to its roster of licenses and added new items for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Novelty manufacturer BigMouth has unveiled a series of new licensing deals for products including pool floats, mugs, string lights and more.
Toy fair season culminates in New York City with an impressive slate of licensed merchandise on display.
Hasbro is showcasing its 2015 lineup of brand experiences at New York Toy Fair including new offerings for all of its top brands.
The Coop is showcasing its licensed lines at New York Toy Fair including new products for AMC's "The Walking Dead," "Star Trek: The Original Series" and "Halo."
Adidas A.C Milan, Chelsea Football Club, FIFA, Automobil Lamborghini and Moto GP are among the 180 companies already signed up to exhibit at this year’s BLE.
CBS Consumer Products has teamed with Titan Books to bring two of its TV series to the printed page–"Elementary" and "Penny Dreadful."
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