Gerber Childrenswear LLC and Peds Legwear to Collaborate

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Gerber Childrenswear LLC announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Peds Legwear

Gerber Childrenswear LLC announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Peds Legwear (formerly known as Richelieu Hosiery), which will further strengthen their respective positions in the growing children’s wear market.

“Gerber Childrenswear and Peds have much in common,” explained Gary Simmons, CEO of Gerber Childrenswear. “We are both entrepreneurial and agile companies that are committed to offering families quality products at affordable prices. We enjoy well deserved reputations for being innovative and for offering value for money.”

“The benefits of the alliance from our perspective,” continued Mr. Simmons, “are access to new technology, enhanced sourcing capabilities and broader distribution network in the legwear category. Moreover Peds’ market and industry expertise can only help us."

Peds Legwear is a leading global legwear brand offering quality, stylish and affordable legwear apparel for the entire family. "A committed member of the Made In America initiative, we recently gained a foothold in the American market through our acquisition of the assets of the International Legwear Group and the opening of our new state of the art multi-million dollar facility in Hildebran, North Carolina. We are determined to expand our presence in the United States and our partnership with Gerber Childrenswear is another step towards achieving these business objectives,” said Peds President Michael D. Penner.

About Gerber Childrenswear LLC
Gerber Childrenswear LLC is a leading socially responsible marketer of children's everyday basic/fashion apparel and related products which it offers under some of the world's trusted brands. Licensed brands include our flagship brand, Gerber®, as well as Jockey® and NFL®. Proprietary brands include Onesies® brand and Always Baby®. The company sells layette, sleepwear, playwear, undergarments, accessories, hosiery, bibs/burp cloths, bath, bedding and cloth diapers to all channels of distribution.
For additional information about the company, please visit http://www.Gerberchildrenswear.com.

About Peds Legwear
Based in Montreal, PEDS® Legwear has established sourcing, production and distribution facilities around the world. PEDS® Legwear has grown into its current leadership position through more than 80 years of successful operation in the hosiery and textile industries. PEDS® Legwear provides best-in-class production as well as superior merchandising, sales expertise, point-of-sale insight, customer service and logistics. . Customers have come to trust PEDS® Legwear for all their foot apparel needs, knowing that PEDS® Legwear delivers on style, function and durability.

For additional information about the company, please visit http://www.peds.com/

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