Iconix Brand Group Announces Charisma Direct-To-Retail Agreement With Costco
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 April, 2009 : - - New York, NY -- Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) announced that it has signed a non-exclusive direct-to-retail agreement with Costco for the Company's Charisma(R) brand.
Neil Cole, Chairman and CEO of Iconix, stated, "This partnership marks the 15th direct-to-retail agreement for Iconix and our first license with Costco. We believe this is a great time for Iconix to enter the Warehouse Club business and expect a strong brand such as Charisma to be a great addition to Costco."
Carolyn D'Angelo, VP of Brand Management, Iconix Home Division, commented, "This is an exciting opportunity for the Charisma brand to reach a new customer. Charisma products will begin rolling out this fall in a number of core home categories."
Iconix Brand Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) owns, licenses and markets a growing portfolio of consumer brands including CANDIE'S (R), BONGO (R), BADGLEY MISCHKA (R), JOE BOXER (R), RAMPAGE (R), MUDD (R), LONDON FOG (R), MOSSIMO (R), OCEAN PACIFIC(R), DANSKIN (R), ROCA WEAR(R), CANNON (R), ROYAL VELVET (R), FIELDCREST (R), CHARISMA (R), STARTER (R) and WAVERLY (R).
The Company licenses its brands to a network of leading retailers and manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail distribution from the luxury market to the mass market in both the U.S. and around the world. Iconix, through its in-house advertising, promotion and public relations agency, markets its brands to continually drive greater consumer awareness and equity.
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