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.
Disney Consumer Products and Marvel have unveiled a broad merchandise program, now arriving at retailers in the U.S., for the upcoming film Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Kohl's Department Stores is collaborating with designer Thakoon Panichgul for the seventh installment of its DesigNation apparel series.
The global private investment firm TPG has acquired a majority stake in Cirque du Soleil in a move to grow the 30-year-old live entertainment brand.
Customers of service provider Dependable Solutions have convened in Southern California for the company's annual Licensing Automation Summit.
Actress and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker has teamed up with Zappos Couture to develop an exclusive footwear line.
Global merchandising and brand management company Epic Rights has promoted Lisa Streff to executive vice president of global licensing.
Warner Bros. Records has made two promotions in its brand partnerships and Creative Synch Licensing team.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson retained the No. 1 ranking for a second consecutive year on the NFL Players Inc.'s Top 50 Player Sales List.
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.
CBS Consumer Products has launched a new line of Original Star Trek jewelry from licensee Rocklove.
Robert Kaufman Fabrics has created a new collection of textiles from artist Robin Zingone's Primrose collection that will be sold at Jo-Ann Fabrics.
Confectionary manufacturer Healthy Food Brands has partnered with Welch's to develop and market a healthy snacks line under the Welch's brand.
Skylanders, the kids video game that brings physical toys to life, will debut its first-ever balloon at the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Pandora Jewelry and Disney Consumer Products have unveiled a collection of original jewelry pieces featuring iconic characters from Disney.
Ugg Australia and Pendleton Woolen Mills have teamed to launch a limited edition fall/winter footwear collection.
Designer Michael Kors will create seven new Duracell PowerCases and Powermats for the upcoming holiday season.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and jeweler The Great Frog have unveiled a jewelry collection featuring the imagery of the FX show “Sons of Anarchy.”
Retailer Steve's Blinds & Wallpaper has partnered with home fashion and lifestyle brand Waverly to launch a line of Waverly-branded custom blinds and shades.
Hasbro has launched Toybox Tools, a free online resource to help caregivers and educators make playtime fun for children with developmental disabilities.
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