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Scrapbook Company to Offer Girl Scout Products in 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2006
Girl Scouts of the USA
Kansas City, Mo.—K&Company, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of scrapbooking albums, embellishments, collegiate and military gifts, announces a licensing agreement with a true American icon – Girl Scouts of the USA.
"For years, our customers have been asking when we were going to come out with Girl Scouts products," says Kay Stanley, founder and president of K&Company. "We're thrilled to finally have an answer for them."
The company plans its initial rollout of the Girl Scouts collection at the annual Craft and Hobby Association's winter trade show held January 28-31, 2007, in Anaheim, Calif. The in-house-designed collection will consist of a full line of popular K&Company products, to be available at retail spring 2007: post-bound albums, die-cut stickers, dimensional embellishments and designer papers. Discussions about possible line extensions throughout 2007 are also underway.
"Our other group-themed collections have been a huge success," says Stanley. "We expect that scrapbookers will embrace the Girl Scouts collection in the same way."
The Girl Scouts organization sees this as a resource for its girl membership as well as its 59 million alumnae.
"We are excited to be working with K&Company, a true leader in the scrapbook and craft industry," stated Barry Horowitz, vice president and general manager, Girl Scout merchandise. "For Girl Scouts past and present, Girl Scout activities create a lifetime of wonderful memories. We are very pleased that K&Company is developing a quality Girl Scout scrapbook collection that will preserve these treasured experiences for generations."
Kay Stanley and Curt Seymour founded K&Company in August 1996 with the development of a unique personalized system called Frame-a-Name®. Today, K&Company employs nearly 200 people and operates out of its seventh location, a creatively designed, refurbished office space, as well as a its new 100,000-square-foot distribution center, both near the Kansas City International Airport. Along with Frame-a-Name products, K&Company manufacturers albums, scrapbook papers, stickers and collegiate and military gifts available in nearly 9,000 independent gift, scrapbook, craft and photo retail stores nationwide. In 2003, Stanley was honored as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and in both 2003 and 2005, K&Company was named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies.
About Girl Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent organization for and leading authority on girls with 3.7 million girl and adult members. Now in its 94th year, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization strives to serve girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girls Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, or donate to the Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.