Randa Adds to Power Portfolio with Columbia License

May 06, 2009

Columbia SportswearRanda Accessories announced today a new licensing agreement with Columbia Sportswear Company to manufacture, market, distribute and sell luggage in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The first Columbia luggage collections will be sold in department stores and outdoor specialty retailers commencing fall 2009.

"We are extremely pleased to expand upon the already sizable and successful Randa relationship with Columbia Sportswear with the addition of functional luggage for active travelers," states Terry Tackett, president and CEO of Randa Luggage. "This powerful brand is the perfect vehicle to introduce exciting outdoor, active products to department stores while elevating the travel products available to outdoor specialty stores."

Columbia Sportswear Company is a global leader in the design, sourcing, marketing and distribution of active outdoor apparel, footwear and accessories with an international reputation for quality, performance, functionality and value. The company manages a portfolio of outdoor brands including Columbia Sportswear, Mountain Hardwear, Sorel, Montrail and Pacific Trail. The company's products are currently distributed in more than 100 countries.

Randa Luggage is the leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of luggage, casual bags, backpacks, and business cases for men and women. Randa sells unsurpassed fashion, lifestyle, luxury, and private branded products through retailers in all channels of distribution and may be purchased in over 5,000 stores. The company's prestigious licensed and proprietary brand portfolio includes Tommy Bahama, Nautica, Diane von Furstenberg, Perry Ellis, Levi's, Chaps, Liz Claiborne, Pierre Cardin and Travel Gear.

Randa products lead their classification in style, design, materials, and function. Through extraordinary sourcing, planning, packaging and distribution, these products are found wherever, whenever and however consumers choose to shop. Randa Luggage is a division of Randa Accessories; more information is available at

Bill Mendel
Mendel Communications
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