NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Iconix Brand Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ICON) ("Iconix" or the "Company"), today announced that the Company
was awarded the Wal-Mart "Big Bet" Award, for the successful launch of the
Company's Op(R) brand and the re-launch of the Company's Starter(R) and
Danskin Now(R) brands.
The "Big Bet" Award was bestowed upon Iconix for successfully leveraging
its opportunities with Wal-Mart at Wal-Mart's Annual Apparel Summit where the
"Suppliers of the Year" Awards are granted.
The "Big Bet" was presented to Neil Cole, Chairman and CEO of Iconix, by
the Senior Vice President and GM of Apparel, Dottie Mattison and Executive
Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer, John Fleming, of Wal-Mart
Op, Starter and Danskin Now have Direct-to-Retail licenses in place with
Wal-Mart and are available nationwide. In addition, the brands have recently
begun rolling out to Wal-Mart international stores, including Canada and
Neil Cole, Chairman and CEO of Iconix commented, "We are honored to
receive the 'Big Bet' Award. Wal-Mart is a terrific partner and we look
forward to continuing our successful relationship with the Wal-Mart team.
Receiving the 'Big Bet' Award from the world's largest retailer is a wonderful
accolade and a testament to the collaborative nature between the product,
brand management and marketing teams of the two companies."
Iconix Brand Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) owns, licenses and markets a
growing portfolio of consumer brands including CANDIE'S (R), BONGO (R),
BADGLEY MISCHKA (R), JOE BOXER (R) RAMPAGE (R) MUDD (R), LONDON FOG (R),
MOSSIMO (R) OCEAN PACIFIC (R), DANSKIN (R) ROCA WEAR(R), CANNON (R), ROYAL
VELVET (R), FIELDCREST (R), CHARISMA (R), STARTER (R) and WAVERLY (R). In
addition, Iconix owns an interest in the ARTFUL DODGER (R) and ED HARDY (R)
brands. The Company licenses its brands to a network of leading retailers and
manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail distribution from the
luxury market to the mass market in both the U.S. and around the world.
Iconix, through its in-house advertising, promotion and public relations
agency, markets its brands to continually drive greater consumer awareness and
Iconix Brand Group, Inc.
SOURCE Iconix Brand Group, Inc.
/CONTACT: Tara Levy of Iconix Brand Group, Inc., +1-212-730-0030/
/Web Site: http://www.iconixbrand.com /
CO: Iconix Brand Group, Inc.; Wal-Mart
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