Retail Prodigy Group secures two US brands

Timbuk2_Store_FrontNike’s local operator has secured new distribution deal with US brands Timbuk2 and Toms for the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Retail Prodigy Group (RPG), master retail franchisee for Nike stores across Australia and New Zealand, will launch e-commerce platforms for both brands in addition to opening stores before the end of calendar year 2018.

RPG has opened 60 Nike-branded stores over the last eight years and will now expand its stable of brands.

Global footwear brand Toms already wholesales through The Iconic and Myer in Australia.

Toms’ business model operates by the company donating a pair of shoes to a child in need, for every shoe purchased by consumers.

“We know Australians love and connect with the Toms one for one giving model already and we at RPG are excited about elevating business for purpose,” said Stephen Younane, co-founder and CEO of RPG.

San Francisco-based bag firm Timbuk2 said the RPG deal is the latest in its global expansion plans. The brand is also offered in North America, Europe including Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, and Asia including Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore as well as several other countries across Southeast Asia.

“We are excited to be partnering with Timbuk2 in bringing to Australia & New Zealand a unique and authentic brand with a distinctive in-store experience” said Younane.

Read more of Stephen Younane’s insights in this week’s magazine, out tomorrow.

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