Kiss My Face Corp. was founded by Bob MacLeod and Steve Byckiewicz in the 1980s. Kiss My Face Corp. company makes and markets more than 200 natural personal-care products that are sold in 19 countries. Its products include toiletries, such as bar soap, deodorant, shampoo, and toothpaste, as well as household products, including candles, canvas bags, and cold and flu room spray. Kiss My Face products are sold through the company's Web site, through natural products stores, such as Vitamin Shoppe and Whole Foods, and through specialty shops.
RHE Hatco Inc. company makes and markets western hats for men and women under iconic names such as Stetson, Resistol, and Charlie 1 Horse; it makes dress hats under the Dobbs label. In August 2009, the hat manufacturer was acquired by an affiliate of Pro Equine Group, whose expertise lies in other cowboy accoutrements, such as saddles, ropes, and protective legwear for horses. Previous owner Arena Brands had been shedding its stable of products, such as Imperial Headwear and Montana Silversmiths, when Pro Equine picked up the longtime hat makers.
NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) is engaged in the design, development and worldwide marketing of footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products. NIKE sells athletic footwear and athletic apparel. It sells its products to retail accounts, through NIKE-owned retail, including stores and Internet sales, and through a mix of independent distributors and licensees, in over 170 countries around the world. Running, training, basketball, soccer, sport-inspired casual shoes, and Kid’s shoes are its footwear categories. It also markets shoes designed for aquatic activities, baseball, cheerleading, football, golf, lacrosse, outdoor activities, skateboarding, tennis, volleyball, walking, wrestling, and other athletic and recreational uses. It sells a line of performance equipment under the NIKE brand name, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, electronic devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, golf clubs, and other equipment designed for sports activities.
Co-chairmen Chris Reyes and Jude Reyes founded the company in 1976. Reyes Holdings ompany is a leading food and beverage wholesale distributor serving customers throughout the US, Canada, and Latin America. Its The Martin-Brower Company is a leading supplier of both food and non-food products for the McDonald's restaurant chain. Its Reinhart FoodService is another top foodservice supplier with more than 20 locations. One of the top beer distributors in the US, Reyes Holdings operates about a dozen distribution facilities through subsidiaries Premium Distributors of Virginia, Chicago Beverage System, and California's Harbor Distributing.
The Ermenegildo Zegna group makes high-end menswear and sportswear sold at more than 400 locations around the world. Custom suits can sell for a pretty penny, and are popular with the male glitterati. Zegna also makes accessories ,such as ties, and produces a line of clothing for Gucci. Founded as a textile mill, the firm produces its own high-quality fabrics and supplies them to top designers and tailors. Zegna has expanded by opening stores worldwide and offering products online. Owned and operated by the founding Zegna family, Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia is the holding company for all group activities.
Coty scents have turned heads since Francois Coty created his first perfume, La Rose Jacqueminot, in 1904. Its boudoir includes moderately priced fragrances and colognes sold by mass retailers and prestige brands found in department stores. Coty's brands include Jennifer Lopez, JOOP!, Jovan, Rimmel, Stetson, and Vivienne Westwood. The company also offers aromatherapy, foot care, nail care, and sun care items. German consumer goods giant Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH acquired Coty in 1996 to operate its fragrance and cosmetics businesses.
Vision-Ease Lens Corporation company specializes in designing, making, and distributing the increasingly popular polycarbonate prescription lenses used in eyewear today. Although the company has focused its business on polycarbonate lenses for their impact resistance, light weight, and ultraviolet filtering properties, Vision-Ease makes other styles. It manufactures plastic and glass lenses, as well as photochromic (allowing lenses to darken automatically according to light levels), polarized, anti-reflective, and scratch-resistant lens treatments. The company's two largest clients are LensCrafters and Wal-Mart, accounting for more than 45% of sales.
Founded and run by brothers Steve and Rick Billig, Billig Jewelers is a high-end jewelry manufacturer and retailer that sells bracelets, earrings, engagement rings, and more. The Billigs opened a tiny retail store specializing in silver cable bracelets in the 1980s. Today, the company's handcrafted pieces of jewelry are sold in their own stores, as well as through the Billig Jewelers' Web site. S&R Designs, the jewelry designing arm of the company, targets customers who frequently purchase new jewelry and are interested in keeping up with the latest trends.
Jesse Owens and Muhammad Ali broke records in their adidas athletic shoes. The heart of the adidas product line is athletic shoes, but the three-stripe logo appears on apparel and other jock accoutrements. As the #2 maker of sporting goods worldwide, behind NIKE, it has inked deals with football and basketball athletes, as well as the New York Yankees, and it serves golfers through its TaylorMade-adidas Golf. The company, which has more than 1,150 retail locations, boasted sponsorship rights to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. adidas' purchase of Salomon, the French maker of ski and golf gear, was short-lived. The company sold the unit to Amer Sports Corporation and bought Reebok for some $3.8 billion.
Sonoco Products Company was founded in 1899 and is based in Hartsville, South Carolina. Sonoco Products Company provides industrial and consumer packaging products, and packaging services primarily in the United States, Europe, and Canada. It manufactures rigid paper and plastic packaging products, including composite paperboard cans, paperboard pails, single-wrap paperboard packages, fiber cartridges, bottles, jars, tubs, cups, trays, and squeeze tubes; aluminum and steel closures for composite, metal, and plastic containers; and printed flexible packaging products. The company also provides tubes and cores comprising paperboard tubes, cores, roll packaging, molded plugs, pallet components, concrete forms, void forms, and rotary die boards; and paper products consisting of recycled paperboard, chipboard, tubeboard, lightweight corestock, boxboard, linerboard, specialty grades, and recovered paper.Sonoco's packaging services comprise packaging supply chain management services, including custom packing, fulfillment, primary package filling, scalable service centers, and brand artwork management; and designing, manufacturing, assembling, packing, and distributing temporary, semi permanent and permanent point-of-purchase displays, as well as contract packaging and co-packing services. In addition, the company produces wire and cable reels, including steel, nailed wooden, plywood, recycled, and poly-fiber reels; molded and extruded plastics; paperboard products consisting of glass covers, coasters, and other paper amenities; and protective packaging products. It serves food and non food, automotive, beverage, confectionery, electronic, cosmetic, fragrance, healthcare, home and garden, liquor, medical, office supply, over-the-counter drug, personal care, sporting goods, tobacco, wire and cable, household appliances, leisure, textile, and other consumer and industrial packaging markets.
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