International Merchandise Concepts

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October 18, 2013

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International Merchandise Concepts Relocates to New Headquarters
October 21, 2010

Agoura Hill, California-based supplier International Merchandise Concepts (IMC) announced it is moving its headquarters into a larger warehouse and office space needed as a result of IMC's rapid product line expansion, including more than 20 retail brands.

International Merchandise Concepts Announces UK/Ireland Representation
April 8, 2008

Barry Fogel, president of Agoura Hills, California-based International Merchandise Concepts (IMC), announced the appointment of Purple Zebra Products LTD to exclusively represent IMC and MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Collections in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. This exciting new venture is part of IMC’s global distribution plan and reflects the company’s aggressive, overall growth strategy. “The design-driven IMC and MoMA Collections are perfectly suited for the discerning tastes of UK, Irish and European distributors and end-users who appreciate and demand creative product design,” said Fogel. Under the company’s new ownership, IMC has doubled its domestic sales force with dual representation

IMC Under New Ownership
July 3, 2007

The ownership of Agoura Hills, California-based supplier International Merchandise Concepts/IMC has been acquired by its Asia operations partner, the Kao family. The Kao family has overseen IMC’s Asia operations since the company’s inception 26 years ago, and has been responsible for the sourcing, development and manufacturing of all IMC merchandise through its offices in China, Hong Kong and Taipei. The purchase of ownership from the Fishman family will not interrupt service, and the company will continue to operate under its current name. Jeffrey Kao, who has been part of IMC’s corporate team for more than 23 years, will assume the role of CEO. He

IMC Teams with Technologo, Offers Virtual Sampling
May 22, 2007

In conjunction with Technologo, a leader in virtual sampling technology, International Merchandise Concepts/IMC, Agoura Hills, Calif., now offers virtual sampling services through its Web site at Technologo’s ‘Enable On Demand’ program allows clients to build a virtual sample with their company’s logo on IMC’s products. “We want to give distributors the best tools to make their sales jobs easier and even more professional,” said Wendy Simons, vice president of sales and marketing. “Virtual sampling will result in immediate and more efficient presentations, and it has proven to be a great idea generator when clients see their logo displayed on different products.” For more

New Tuscany Collection at IMC
February 6, 2007

Looking for fashionable personal and business accessories in finely crafted special Italian material? International Merchandise Concepts’ (IMC), Agoura Hills, Calif., new Tuscany Collection offers the same luxurious, buttery soft feel usually found in some of today’s finest leathers. “[Our] goal with the Tuscany Collection is to continue to offer items with a high-perceived value, yet represent a real value to our distributors and their clients,” said Wendy Simons, vice president of sales and marketing. The Tuscany Collection currently features a lined-page journal, passport cases, luggage tags, a business card holder, a checkbook cover and a jotter. Pricing runs from $6.83(c) to $14.92(c). As part

International Merchandise Concepts Appoints New Representation
December 12, 2006

International Merchandise Concepts (IMC), Agoura Hills, Calif., recently announced the appointment of Mike Valentini Promotions to represent IMC in the Northeast. Mike Valentini Promotions, a fixture in the industry for more than 20 years, is represented by Mike Valentini, John Ragozzine and Jean Carboni. They will represent IMC in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. Carboni was formerly a factory representative and northeast regional manager for IMC before she joined Mike Valentini Promotions. “Mike Valentini Promotions is well respected in the Northeast, and I am very happy for the opportunity to have the company

IMC Creates New Position to Complement Marketing Efforts
August 22, 2006

International Merchandise Concepts (IMC), Agoura Hills, Calif., appointed Doug Smith to the newly created position of creative services manager. Smith will coordinate the production of all marketing materials, manage the graphics department and assist the vice president of sales and marketing in developing and implementing IMC marketing strategies. Smith brings with him 16 years of experience in art creation and production, sales and account management and marketing. His sales and marketing experience has included the development of national marketing programs and account acquisitions. Of the new position, which he has held for a little over two weeks, Smith said, “The slower season is starting