M-Edge embraces spring trends in new collection
ODENTON, Md. — M-Edge has unveiled its latest collection of tablet, smartphone and e-reader accessories in time for spring.
The company said its latest collection of iPad, iPhone, and Kindle cases showcase this season’s trends, including neons, pastels, and prints including tribal, ikat, florals and chevrons. M-Edge said many of its products will tout these new colors, including its Trip Jacket for the iPad, which incorporates a variety of bright twill exteriors and contrasting neon elastic closure straps. What’s more, M-Edge also has added six seasonal colors to its popular iPhone skin, the Alter Ego: tangerine, lemon, teal, purple, cobalt and fuchsia. Existing colors currently include such pastels as mint and sherbet, as well as some glow-in-the-dark colors.
As part of the rollout, M-Edge also is encouraging consumers to visit the brand’s "design your own" cover site, MyEdge, which showcases styles developed by licensed and in-house artists that are inspired by various prints as pop culture, including "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "Hunger Games," "Twilight," "Great Gatsby" and "Iron Man."
All M-Edge trend products are available for sale at Medgestore.com, as well as such major retailers as Best Buy, Target, and Staples.
Longtime Kroger exec to lead Delta division
CINCINNATI — Kroger announced that Tim Brown now will be responsible for stores in western Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri as president of the company’s Delta division.
Brown, 52, has been VP operations in the company’s Delta division, based in Roanoke, Va., since 2011; before that, he served as the Mid-Atlantic division’s VP merchandising since 2009.
"Tim brings extensive industry experience, passion for our customers and associates, and a track record of strong business results to this position," Kroger president and COO Rodney McMullen said. "Tim is an exceptional leader. We are pleased he has agreed to lead our Delta division."
Brown began his Kroger career at the age of 17, working as a bagger at a store in Illinois. He joined the company’s management training program in 1981. Throughout his 34-year career, he has served in leadership positions in merchandising and operations in seven of Kroger’s retail divisions and at the company’s general office in Cincinnati. He served as VP merchandising in the Columbus, Atlanta and Mid-Atlantic divisions before being named VP retail operations for the Mid-Atlantic division. He has served on the boards of the Georgia Food Industry Association, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and the Feeding America Southwest Virginia Food Bank.
Sports licensee Party Animal joins GMDC
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Global Market Development Center on Monday announced Party Animal — a manufacturer of flags, banners, collectible toys and knick-knacks featuring licenses from the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and more than 70 colleges and universities — has joined the manufacturer’s association.
Party Animal has been an NFL licensee for more than 23 years, GMDC stated, and the company now features more than 1,600 unique products across the NFL and other major sports entities.