ONECOAST ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH C.R. GIBSON SIGNATURE AND THE GIFT WRAP COMPANY
June 1, 2022 – OneCoast, an omnichannel wholesale sales and marketing company, has announced a long-term partnership with Design Group Americas representing the C.R. Gibson Signature and The Gift Wrap Company brands effective June 6, 2022. Design Group Americas designs, manufactures, sources and distributes a broad variety of branded and private label consumer products in the seasonal, stationery, gift, craft and toy categories. They sell their products online and in store throughout North and South America, Europe and as far as Australia. They partner with many of the world’s best retailers and focus their teams and business to support their customer partnerships.
In its focused sales and marketing model, OneCoast’s mission is to partner with a limited number of vendors that center on brand and quality, both in product development and operation efficiencies in key business categories. The addition of Design Group Americas reflects the company’s commitment to bringing leading, on-trend, customer-focused vendors to their current 34,000 independent retail customers.
"We are thrilled about our partnership with Design Group Americas,” says Majda Rensberger, President of OneCoast, LLC. “Bringing back the C.R. Gibson brands that we previously represented 10 years along with the addition of The Gift Wrap Company, broadens our product offering in gift, baby, stationery and paper. Furthermore, the addition of C.R. Gibson Signature and The Gift Wrap Company adds to our incredible vendor line up giving our retailers more on trend products for their consumers."
At Design Group Americas, they are proud of their heritage, with a history spanning back more than 100 years, their story can be traced back to Hysil Manufacturing Company, who pioneered the gift wrap industry. Since then, Design Group Americas have grown organically and through acquisition to become a leader in the categories they sell in and have adapted to succeed in the rapidly changing retail climate.
“We are excited to be reunited with the OneCoast team. They have a great history with C.R. Gibson, and they are the perfect partner to nurture C.R. Gibson Signature through its relaunch and rebranding” says Julie Smith, Chief Marketing Officer for Design Group Americas. " We are also adding a new portfolio of product with gifting and The Gift Wrap Company that we are confident OneCoast will embrace and drive growth through new retail partners.”
To connect with a OneCoast Territory Manager for more information about Design Group Americas, retailers can go to www.onecoast.com/find
ABOUT DESIGN GROUP AMERICAS
Design Group Americas is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of celebrations, decor, creative play and gifting products. We pride ourselves on being a valued partner to our customers and suppliers, and a great place for our employees to work, innovate and design.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Design Group Americas has offices, studios and operations across the US from where we service customers throughout the Americas. Having grown significantly in recent years, we are now the largest segment of IG Design Group plc, a UK public company listed on London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
ABOUT C.R GIBSON
The C.R. Gibson family of brands is based in Nashville, TN and includes well-known brands like C.R. Gibson, C.R. Gibson Signature, C.R. Gibson Baby, Fitlosophy, Wallies and Markings to name a few. For over 150 years, these brands have created the very best in journals, stationery, entertaining products, baby gifts and pet gifts. Serving both specialty retailers and some of the country’s favorite chain stores, C.R. Gibson serves the unique needs of the ever-changing stationery and gift market.
ABOUT THE GIFT WRAP COMPANY
Over the past 100+ years, The Gift Wrap Company has grown and expanded to become a major manufacturing and design resource. Our complete one-stop-shopping lineup includes uniquely creative wholesale wrapping paper, designer gift bags and specialty gift packaging accessories and much more. Serving both the independent specialty retailer as well as mid and higher tier chain stores, The Gift Wrap Company serves a wide variety of discerning customers looking for gift packaging which expresses a unique sense of style and personality.
OneCoast is an omnichannel wholesale sales and marketing company exclusively representing a limited number of leading vendors nationwide. OneCoast is committed to provide quality wholesale gift, garden, home, and fragrance products and to support independent retailers through our Territory Managers, inside sales team, marketing, e-commerce, and at our award-winning showrooms at the wholesale gift markets. With guidance from our core values, we believe in being passionate, progressive, and courageous. Those traits enhance our business model, services, and relationships. At OneCoast, doing business the right way is doing it with honesty, transparency, ownership, accountability, collaboration, integration, and fiscal responsibility.