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.
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.
The Antigua Group has signed a multi-year agreement to develop apparel for the mixed martial arts league Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Brandgenuity has launched the licensing program for Gas Monkey Garage, famous for fixing up and flipping hot rods, classic cars and motorcycles.
Crayola has teamed with game publisher Legacy Games to develop a series of apps designed to engage children in the creative process.
The non-profit New Starship Foundation is planning to open the world’s first dedicated science-fiction museum in 2015.
Fans of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” chose the next brew in Brewery Ommegang’s line of beers for the series.
Jim Benton has tapped Striker Entertainment to represent his publishing brand It’s Happy Bunny for licensing.
Artists and creatives from around the world will come together June 17-19 to display the next big thing in art-related IP at Licensing Expo 2014.
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