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.
Authentic Brands Group is bringing the Prince tennis brand to a new line of performance apparel exclusively at retailer Sports Authority in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Krispy Kreme has teamed up with Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA for new additions to its retail line of coffee products, in a deal brokered by Brand Central.
Nickelodeon will be the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on May 9, which will be dubbed the SpongeBob SquarePants 400.
On Thursday, Penguin Young Readers will kick off The Very Big Wiggle Tour, a month-long national campaign to celebrate Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
California lifestyle brand Hang Ten has entered into several new licensing partnerships that will extend its brand into the accessories and footwear categories.
Brand Brilliant Consulting has formed a strategic partnership with Simply Consulting Group, a retail firm that helps companies drive reatil performance.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises is launching a search for children ages 5 to 18 who excel in the areas of STEAM in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Oh, the Places You'll Go!.
Drew Sheinman has joined talent agency IMG as senior vice president of IMG Licensing.
Video personalization company Percy3D has hired two new employees to focus on the growing the firm's licensed content portfolio and driving business development.
Sony Music will co-host the Licensing Expo Opening Night Party and present popular girl group Fifth Harmony as the special guest performer.
Titan Books is planning a trio of Planet of the Apes titles set to launch in advance of the new film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Television celebrity and entertaining expert David Tutera has teamed with Sage & Co. for a new floral line.
Nutri Ventures Corp. has teamed with seed company Home Farmer to create a line of branded seeds and gardening accessories for kids.
Home cooks can hone in on their culinary skills on the first-ever MasterChef culinary cruise, developed by Life Journeys.
“Iesodo” has take the No. 1 position in the children’s Christian DVD market, nudging “VeggieTales” out of the top position.
Creative Licensing Corporation will showcase the iconic ’80s film The Terminator and its new licensed products at Licensing Expo this week.
Canadian fashion designer Brian Bailey has appointed the Toronto-based agency The Licensing Shop to extend his brand.
Marcolin Group and lifestyle and performance footwear brand Skechers USA have renewed their partnership for Skechers optical frames and sunglasses.
Saban Brands is growing its Julius Jr. property with a new lineup of licensing partners.
Plush toys and gifts manufacturer Kids Preferred will debut the new Animalia collection of Buildex wooden toys.
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