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.
Chris Madden has teamed up with Sunham Home Fashions to create a range of homewares.
Skinnygirl, the brand from reality TV star Bethenny Frankel, has launched a new line of water enhancers at retailers across the U.S.
Lawless Entertainment has been appointed as the worldwide representative for the Elaine Ryan Home Decorating Kit.
WWE and Mattel have launched a new multi-platform kids’ property, WWE Slam City, complete with an animated series and merchandise.
World-renowned brands such as a Doctor Who, Star Trek and Dr. Seuss will be on display at Licensing Expo 2014.
Registration is now open for the 2014 Licensing University conference program at Licensing Expo 2014.
The Collegiate Licensing Company has extended its partnership agreement with Villanova University.
The Licensing Resource Group has signed an exclusive agreement to represent the University of Memphis’ licensing program.
Jeffrey Gennette, who has served for the past five years as Macy’s chief merchandising officer, has been elected president, in a possible succession move.
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