Rain Gear

Outfit of the Week: April Showers
April 6, 2016 at 4:54 pm

It’s only the sixth day of April and already the month has lived up to its half of the proverb: “April showers bring May flowers.” Raincoats and umbrellas have been staples for us in the Northeast this past week. But just because it’s dreary outside doesn’t mean we have to dress the same way...

Moda Operandi Perfects the Rainy Day Promotion
February 17, 2016 at 4:28 pm

It was a rainy day in New York City on Tuesday morning, and while that might be enough to keep New York Fashion Week attendees running for cover, Moda Operandi tried a different approach. According to WWD, the fashion brand had a crew ready outside the Tory Burch show…

Manchester United, Columbia Sportswear Announce Outdoor Apparel Partnership
January 25, 2016 at 3:18 pm

Columbia Sportswear on Friday announced it has reached a deal with Manchester United to become the official outdoor apparel partner of the widely popular soccer club. According to the release, the Portland, Oregon-based outdoor company will design and create dual-branded outerwear, including apparel designed for hiking, climbing and mountaineering, as well as water and snow…

Storm Duds Raingear Promotes Vice President of Promotional Products Sales
January 13, 2016 at 4:55 pm

Storm Duds Raingear, Attleboro, Mass., has promoted Meredith O’Brien to vice president of promotional products sales. O’Brien moved into the position after nine years as a lead customer services relations representative. “Meredith's enthusiasm for promotional products and the industry as a whole, and her deep understanding of how Storm Duds products fit the needs of…

Stromberg Brand Umbrellas Hires Two Multi-line Representatives
November 11, 2015 at 6:01 pm

The Hudson Valley Umbrella Company, the home of Stromberg Brand Umbrellas, Valley Cottage, N.Y., has announced the hiring of two multi-line representatives: Tobin James of TCJ Marketing Inc., to cover Florida and Puerto Rico, and Bo Turner of Turner and Associates for…

Stromberg Brand Umbrellas Hires Jim Curtis to Represent it in New England
November 4, 2015 at 4:20 pm

The Hudson Valley Umbrella Company, parent company of Valley Cottage, New York-based Stromberg Brand Umbrellas, has announced the hiring of 20-year industry veteran Jim Curtis of Clinton, Connecticut-based JC Corporate Sales, as its multi-line sales representative in New England. “Jim knows the…

Supplier Changes Name to AAA Innovations, Relocates
February 10, 2014

AAA Umbrella/Satchels New York changed its name to AAA Innovations. Its headquarters also moved to a facility that is about 35 percent larger in Norwood, N.J., which is about a mile south of its previous Northvale, N.J. location.

Haas-Jordan Umbrellas Names President
June 27, 2013

Haas-Jordan Umbrellas by F.J. Westcott, a golf and advertising specialty umbrella provider, recently announced the appointment of Todd Blackmar as president, effective May 14, 2013. Blackmar, a 10-year veteran of Haas-Jordan Umbrellas, is also an attorney in the Ohio State Bar Association and former Major in the United States Marine Corps.

K&R Precision Corp. Acquires 50 Percent Interest in Chinese Factory
November 28, 2012

K&R Precision Corp. recently announced it has acquired an offshore supplier and now has a 50 percent interest in a factory in Dongguan, China. "Inventory and raw materials of bags and umbrellas will be in stock," the company stated in a recent press release. "All product will be 100 percent quality compliant [and] supported by K&R at very competitive pricing."

The company plans to release more details at 2013's PPAI Expo. For all quotes and and inquires, please contact imports@k-and-r.com. The factory is now open for import direct orders.

For more information, visit www.k-and-r.com.