Challenges, problems, and triumphs
-- from a manufacturer's perspective.
Company for Sale
The owner is retiring.
by Staff Report (July 7, 2008)
Designer and manufacturer of stock and custom goods for the
scrapbook/craft and sporting goods industries. Sales volume is
1. Large base of wholesale customers and active retail web
2. Large catalog of proprietary designs.
3. Strong brand recognition.
4. Strong customer satisfaction reputation.
5. Unique product line immune to fads and trends.
6. Constantly renewing customer base.
The company has developed and marketed a wide range of products,
concentrating in the product niche of school spirit products.
The company has a diverse portfolio of stock and custom lines;
1. Laser cut cardstock "laser title cuts"
2. Laser cut chipboard products
3. Laser cut acrylic albums and cuts
4. Laser cut vinyl products
5. Laser cut ribbons
6. Custom printed scrapbook papers
The company has developed a large and diverse international
customer base selling into independent scrapbook/craft stores,
pharmacies, sporting goods stores, large volume cataloguers and
regional chain stores.
The company's core niche product line appeals to the school
spirit (support of the school's sports teams) at the high school
level. This market is a stable, non-faddish and has a constantly
renewing/refreshed customer base as students graduate and new
students move up to the high school level.
The company is 15 years old, concentrating in it's current market
focus for the last 7 years. The company has 700+ active customers
and over 35,000 stock and custom designs. The company is located in
central Illinois, but could easily be relocated.
The company sells through an inside sales staff, trade shows, a
retail web site and limited use of manufacturer reps.
Any interested parties should contact CLN's Mike Hartnett
Mike will fax a non-disclosure agreement. When that is signed and
returned to Mike, he will give you more specifics. (Note: The
company for sale will be exhibiting at the CHA Summer Show. Assuming
the non-disclosure form has been signed, it could be an excellent
opportunity to meet with the seller.