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BEARPAW ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH EUROPEAN BLECKMANN FASHION & LIFESTYLE LOGISTICS


Citrus Heights, CA (August 21, 2017) — BEARPAW, a leader in fashion footwear for men, women and children, partners with Bleckmann Fashion & Lifestyle Logistics to further expand their presence in Europe. Established in 1862, the company is a pioneer in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) solutions for the global fashion and lifestyle industries. With the successes of recent partnerships including Quagga Accessories and Rust-Oleum, BEARPAW is looking to put a bigger footprint in the global market through its affiliation with Blackmann Fashion & Lifestyle Logistics.

“We have been immensely successful in expanding our presence in North America. Now it is the right time to further expand our efforts to creating a sturdy base in Europe. With existing partners across Scandinavia, Baltics, and throughout Central and Eastern Europe, new partners from various companies are being put into place to service markets of Western Europe for the Fall 2017 season. To accomplish that, we were looking for a company like Bleckmann with a long history of providing logistic solutions specific to our company’s needs,” says John Pierce, President of BEARPAW.

“We are delighted with the fact that BEARPAW has chosen Bleckmann as its logistics provider in support of their strategy for international development in Europe. The entrepreneurship of the BEARPAW team entirely matches our own approach and this has become evident during our meetings. There is a real camaraderie and spirit amongst the BEARPAW team and our shared vision for future growth will benefit both companies in the long term. We look forward to a long lasting and successful partnership,” adds Robert Kiewik, Director Sales of Bleckmann. Through the newly formed partnerships in Europe, BEARPAW is on a mission to better service the international market and provide their worldwide customer base with the best in quality products. Over the last 15 years, the company has introduced an extensive line of footwear, apparel and outerwear and is now available throughout the United States and in over 45 countries throughout the world.

 

From left to right:Kevin McDonald, VP of International, Tom Romeo, CEO and Founder, Robert Kiewik, Director of Sales, John Pierce, President

 

ABOUT BEARPAW:

Tom Romeo founded the BEARPAW brand in 2001 with the intention of redefining casual footwear by creating comfortable, stylish and fashion forward footwear. BEARPAW has carved out a niche area by providing customers with comfort and sensibility to set itself apart. From slippers to boots to casual footwear, only the finest materials are used to produce BEARPAW Footwear. By using the highest standards of craftsmanship BEARPAW can deliver the most stylish footwear while ensuring complete comfort. BEARPAW is available at Macy’s, Famous Footwear and DSW.

 

ABOUT Bleckmann:

Bleckmann, established in 1862, is a leader in Supply Chain Management (SCM) solutions for the global fashion & lifestyle industry. Bleckmann aims to provide its customers with the best SCM solutions. The logistics company has developed to an omni-channel service provider and has its offices in Europe, the United States and Asia, with approximately 210 million Euro revenue. More information: Loes Windt, Marketing & Communications, +31 (0)613181560, www.bleckmann.com.