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.
Sony Music will co-host the Licensing Expo Opening Night Party and present popular girl group Fifth Harmony as the special guest performer.
Disney XD has picked up the LEGO Group's "Star Wars: Droid Tales" TV series, a re-telling of the Star Wars saga through the eyes of characters C-3P0 and R2-D2.
All American Licensing & Management Group been appointed to develop a comprehensive licensing strategy for the Legendary Hatfield & McCoy Family brand.
Wedding Paper Divas has teamed with Hollywood wedding planner Mindy Weiss for a range of how-to content and stationery.
Triforce Luggage has teamed with neo-pop artist Francisco Ceron for a new line of contemporary, colorful luggage sets.
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.
DreamWorks Animation’s AwesomenessTV, has hired former Walt Disney Studios executive T.J. Marchetti as chief marketing officer.
Reckitt Benckiser's Air Wick brand has launched the new Familiar Favorites air freshener collection inspired by the scents of brands.
Steve Madden has launched a new line of footwear and handbags from Kendall and Kylie Jenner, the younger sisters of the Kardashian clan.
Sequential Brands Group has appointed brand strategist Jameel Spencer as chief marketing officer.
The International Home + Housewares show concludes today and at it are a feast of products, both licensed and proprietary for all areas of the home.
SVP Worldwide has appointed Knockout Licensing to manage and expand its licensing program for the iconic sewing brand Singer.
Unilever Ice Cream is now the official frozen novelties and hard-scooped ice cream partner for all Six Flags theme parks in the U.S.
Sprout has acquired the newest animated series from Brazilian animation company TV PinGuim, “Earth to Luna!.”
Pete the Cat is jumping off the printed page onto a new line of training skates from Chicago Skates.
Tommy Bahama and Major League Baseball Properties have unveiled the 2014 Collector’s Edition shirt featuring Jackie Robinson.
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