SANTA FE, New Mexico–In an effort to expand its presence in the dinnerware category, Nambé has announced a dinnerware licensing partnership with Gibson Overseas.
Effective March 2011, Gibson will handle manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and sales for all Nambé dinnerware.
“We feel that there are multiple benefits to this license,” said Robert Varakian, president and chief executive officer of Nambé. “It will allow us at Nambé to continue to increase our focus and expansion of our core product categories, as well as experience expansion of Nambé branded dinnerware under Gibson’s guidance and experience in that product category. We feel the strength of the Nambé brand umbrella will continue to grow and are exploring other opportunities for additional product categories that could be appropriate for the Nambé brand.”
The existing Nambé dinnerware patterns will continue to be shipped in the same Nambé packaging and under the Nambé brand. Additionally, Gibson will develop new patterns and an expanded accessories program.
“We are delighted with this opportunity,” said Sal Gabbay, Gibson president. “We are committed to embracing the valued brand equity and the essence of Nambé and are determined to meet and exceed customer expectation.”