Ivystone Group Partners with kathy ireland Worldwide
GDA Staff — Gifts and Dec
Kathy IrelandEXTON, PA - Ivystone Group, the sales and marketing rep firm for gift, home, seasonal and fashion products, has partnered with kathy ireland Worldwide (kiWW) to expand its gift and home industry in 2014.
The new partnership includes the exclusive, national representation of six new kiWW licensing partners with products ranging from baby gifts and candy to resort wear. Product offerings from Kathy Ireland, which will be introduced January 2014 at the Ivystone showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas and Las Vegas, include: Baby, Toddler and Kids by Imagine; Candles by A.I. Root; Expressions by Crown Jewelz; Resort by The Royal Standard; Chocolate by Bloomers Candy; and Loved Ones by Worldwise Pet.
“Ivystone is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with kathy ireland Worldwide, in this effort to bring Kathy’s design vision to the specialty retailer,” said Doug Cofiell, CEO, Ivystone Group, in a statement. “Kathy’s mission statement of providing solutions for families, especially busy mom’s, fits perfectly with our core group of gift retailers.Kathy Ireland CEO, chief designer of kiWW, added, “The Ivystone Group is innovative, entrepreneurial, exciting, and powerful. We are honored that this special company will lead sales for our firm in the gift channel.”
The Kathy Ireland Worldwide brand earns $2 billion in annual sales brand, according to Forbes, and was also listed as the 28th most powerfully licensed brand by License! magazine.