River's End Trading announced the addition of Custom Branded Sportswear, dba as PING Apparel, to its lineup of brands for distribution to the promotional products marketplace.
Other brands River's End Trading also distributes to the promotional products marketplace include Columbia, Tommy Hilfiger and Lacoste.
Tim Klouda, president of promotional products stated, “PING Apparel is a great complement to the River's End strong product portfolio. We are thrilled to represent one of the most recognized and innovative golf brands in the world.”
Klouda added, “Our expertise in marketing retail brands was an important factor in forming this partnership.”
Beginning in October 2010, River's End will offer 17 key styles from the 2011 PING collection.
“We feel that the PING Brand sits well on top of the other brands distributed by Riverï¿½â¬ï¿½s End. Their capabilities in embroidery along with their world class customer service and sales truly sets them apart from the competition,” commented Jeff Knapp, vice president, PING apparel.
Separately, River's Endannounced plans
to relocate its headquarters from Hopkins, MN, to Medina, MN, in January
of 2011. The company's new campus will have 50% more office space, a
larger distribution center, and 42 acres for possible further expansion.
“This marks a new beginning for the firm,” says Dick Ward, CEO of
River's End. “Through the efforts of many dedicated employees both past
and present we will build off of that to continue to evolve and offer
our customers many new and different brands as well as services.”
As part of its increased space, the facility will have two large
showrooms, featuring products from both the River's End division and the
Page & Tuttle Corporate and Golf divisions. Customers will be able
to bring clients to the River's End facility for sales and product
presentations. “Despite these challenging economic times, there are
clearly opportunities in the marketplace and it is our responsibility to
work exceedingly hard to find them for our customers,” said Ward.