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.
Rubie’s Costume Company is planning a raft of new costumes, accessories, wigs and masks inspired by Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters May 1.
Retailer Meijer has teamed with lawn care and garden brand Scotts-MiracleGro to create a Garden Marketplace inside 27 of its stores across the Midwest.
Little League Baseball and Softball has promoted three executives within its marketing department to focus on licensing and merchandising.
Jewel Branding & Licensing has partnered with Prestige Paints to launch a new collection featuring brands such as the New York Botanical Garden and Shell Rummel.
Plumbing and drain cleaning brand Roto-Rooter has teamed with Metro Design USA to develop a line of branded plumbing plungers for residential use.
Hormel Foods' Spam brand has kicked off the cross-country Spamerican Tour with Food Network chef Sunny Anderson.
Hockey icon Wayne Gretzky has teamed with Sears Canada to launch a casual menswear brand under his name.
Cherokee Global Brands has teamed with Sears Canada to bring the Liz Lange maternity and sportswear brand to Canada.
Ace Hardware and OPI are continuing their exclusive partnership with the addition of new nail lacquer-inspired colors in Ace's Clark+Kensington paint line.
Sony Pictures Consumer Products has tapped Beeline Interactive to develop the new match-three puzzle battle game "Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighter.”
Media campaign Got Milk? is expanding its licensing program with three new food-based brand extensions developed in collaboration with licensing agent Beanstalk.
Activision Publishing has released “Duck Commander: Duck Defense,” a new tower defense game starring the Robertsons of A&E's hit reality TV series “Duck Dynasty.”
Ludorum has tapped Life Like Touring to develop a live-action, musical children's show based on "Chuggington," with a North American tour in January.
The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation has launched an e-commerce site for the city–the New Orleans City Store.
Art brand Hank & Sylvie, created by New York artist Lou Patrou, has partnered with Ikase for a line of art cases featuring the brand.
CBS Consumer Products has released a new addition in its line of Star Trek alcoholic beverages, Klingon Bloodwine (tlhIngan 'Iw HIq).
Imports Dragon is helping DHX Media celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Caillou” and has been named master toy licensee for another DHX property, Johnny Test.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has tapped Integrity Toys to create a line of dolls based on "American Horror Story's" third season, "Coven."
Other Criteria and Marc Jacobs International have released a limited edition t-shirt produced in collaboration between Marc Jacobs and artist Damien Hirst.
Entertainment One has signed on to create and distribute original content for filmed media featuring the YouTube singing group Cimorelli.
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