IN MEMORY: VAL COLWELL
Val Colwell, a sales representative with
The Garlic Box and Dove Tale Collections,
passed away on April 4 after a long battle
with cancer. In her memory, Dove Tale has
established the Val Colwell Achievement
Award, which will be presented annually to
a retailer, supplier or sales representative
who exhibits the dedication, professionalism,
loyalty and love for the job that Val exhibited.
Val’s daughter Stephanie Tatchell is now
managing the British Columbia territory
for Dove Tale.
SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTS
Ever Bamboo has retained the right to
represent One World Distribution in Canada.
The collection offers an array of socially
responsible lifestyle products, including
personal care and apparel.
TELEPHONE: (403) 680-7538
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EUREKA DEBUTS FIZZY MOON
The popular bear-based gift and stationery
line Fizzy Moon is now available in Canada
via Eureka. Based on the illustrations of a
bear, the line includes cards, gift bags,
mugs, magnets, tea lights and much more.
“Fizzy Moon is perfect for retailers looking
for a strong branded program that will
generate year-round impulse sales and
provide new products for seasonal occasions,”
said Jamie Crozier, president of Eureka.
“The collection has been created with
insightful and relevant sentiments and
executed with careful attention to detail.”
Suggested retail prices range from
$5 to $25.
TELEPHONE: (800) 370-9303
FOX RUN ACQUIRES KITCHENART
Housewares supplier Fox Run Craftsmen has
acquired Kitchenart, a designer of patented
kitchen items. Kitchenart founder Rodney
Robbins remains as vice-president of product
TELEPHONE: (800) 383-0122
C. W. ASSOCIATES MERGES WITH SEAGULL
On May 1, C. W. Associates merged with The
Seagull Company. C. W.’s licensed sports
and home décor collections will be further
developed by Seagull. On the personnel front,
Ross Tellett of C. W. Associates joined Seagull
as vice-president of sales.
TELEPHONE: (416) 847-4612
PRINZ AVAILABLE AT ENESCO
Enesco Canada Corporation (formerly N.C.
Cameron & Sons) has been appointed the
exclusive Canadian distributor for Prinz, a
line of picture frames and albums made from
a wide variety of materials including wood,
metal and glass. The selection consists of
trendy, classy and casual offerings, including
recipient and occasion-driven product themes.
TELEPHONE: (800) 263-7095
BIO-GRAPE LAUNCHED IN CANADA
Food Inc. has brought the celebrated
Bio-Grape range of gourmet foods to the
Canadian market. Made from the recycled
extracts of red wine grapes, the line
includes various organic fruit pastes
and water crackers.
TELEPHONE: (416) 531-5553
ANDY BUYTING BLOGS
Moneris Solutions, one of Canada’s largest
payment processor providers, has launched
a blog titled My Retailer. Moderated by
Andy Buyting, owner of Green Village Home
and Garden centres and author of the book
The Retailers Roadmap to Success, the site will
include postings and topics specific to small
business owners, along with articles from
retail news feeds and podcasts. Buyting will
also be the keynote author, sharing some of
his secrets to success via monthly articles
and podcasts that visitors can download at