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.
Popular YouTube personality, fashion designer and influencer Bethany Mota will deliver The Big Interview keynote address at Licensing Expo, June 9.
Jewel Branding & Licensing has hired Samira Ali as director of retail development.
Marvel Entertainment has partnered with Five Four for a series of menswear capsule collections inspired by the studio’s catalog of superheroes.
The stars of the HGTV series "Property Brothers," twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott, are heading to QVC with a new line of backyard décor.
Fashion designer Kenneth Cole has paired with the Geneva Watch Group for a new line of smartwatches that will hit stores in April.
Perry Ellis International has sold the C&C California brand to ACH C&C, a newly created venture organized by members of ACI Licensing.
The Trump Organization has launched a new fragrance collection for men exclusively at Macy's in the U.S., in partnership with licensee Parlux Fragrances.
Artist and jewelry designer Steve Soffa has crafted a new line to celebrate the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally's 75th anniversary.
Elmer's Products has teamed with the non-stick coating brand LiquiGlide to develop a range of new adhesive products.
Golf ball brand Volvik has appointed Stan Denenberg as its new director of licensing.
Airport retailer Paradies has signed an exclusive license agreement to open and operate the first-ever Forbes newsstands in airports in North America.
The Collegiate Licensing Company and the NCAA are coordinating to clear the marketplace of fake merchandise before the Men's Final Four.
The humor brand Bodacious Broads will soon appear on a greetings line from Design Design.
The Topps Company has launched a series of collectible Major League Baseball box sets based on content in its archives.
Lionsgate and the digital studio RocketJump Studios have formed a multi-year partnership to create film, television and digital content.
Kohl’s Department Stores is offering exclusive merchandise from the new animated feature Rio 2 through the Kohl’s Cares merchandise program.
OPI and Ford Motor Company are planning a limited edition nail lacquer collection inspired by the Ford Mustang.
Sony Pictures Consumer Products has tapped apparel manufacturer Bioworld as the first licensee for ABC’s new comedy series, “The Goldbergs.”
The new mixed media animated series “Lily’s Driftwood Bay” is set to debut on Sprout in the U.S. May 12.
Mattel has completed its acquisition of fellow toy company Mega Brands for approximately $460 million.
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