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.
Real Brands is ready to launch its new line of HillBilly branded beverages this spring.
Nine West, a division of The Jones Group, and the fashion magazine InStyle are expanding their limited edition footwear collaboration.
Disney Consumer Products has unveiled its new product line for the new Cars brand, Neon.
DreamWorks Animation and Netflix are adding to the slate of original series that will be available exclusively on the Internet TV streaming service.
Panama Jack continues to add new resort-inspired products to the home furnishings market with two new licensing agreements.
IDW Games and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are planning a new big-box board game based on the first three seasons of the ’90s TV drama “The X-Files.”
Disney has teamed with Birds Eye frozen vegetables (owned by Pinnacle Foods) to encourage kids to eat more vegetables.
C3 Entertainment licensee RRParks Cards is planning an extensive Three Stooges trading card set.
Adidas has formed a long-term partnership with Oscar-nominated, Grammy Award-winning celebrity Pharrell Williams.
Nicole Richie will bring her unfiltered sense of humor to a new VH1 reality series based on her tweets.
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