Richline Group Brings Marie Claire Jewelry to Macys

For Immediate Release – 12–4–13

Marie Claire Jewelry makes it’s debut in Macy’s Herald Square ahead of their holiday launch.
Earlier this year, Richline Group announced that it secured the exclusive rights to manufacture, market and distribute jewelry on behalf of the Marie Claire brand in the United States and Canada. The results of this partnership are now available for purchase at Macy’s world-famous Herald Square location.

The Chic Collection from Marie Claire Jewelry is currently available in Herald Square, these designs will also be available shortly on Macys.com and in Macy’s Valley Fair in Santa Clara, just in time for last-minute holiday shopping.

The Chic Collection offers a balance of everyday pieces and trend designs featuring the iconic Marie Claire clover.

“It has been so enjoyable to see the early reaction to the collection. Our design and marketing teams have worked long and hard to create a collection worthy of the Marie Claire name, and so far, it’s clear that customers are taking notice,” said Ramona Genao-Archibald, Richline Brands’ EVP of Merchandising.

The introduction of the Chic Collection also marks a significant departure for Richline. To date, the company has only offered collections in the Fine Jewelry department.

“Our partnership with PrivateCollection & CO. and Marie Claire is a first for us,” noted Richline Group CEO, Dennis Ulrich. “Not only did we partner with one of the best-known names in fashion, but with the introduction of the Chic Collection in Herald Square, we’re also unveiling our very first collection of Fashion Jewelry. It’s an exciting initiative and, now that it is available in stores, we’re confident that jewelry consumers will continue to be intrigued by this new direction for Marie Claire.”

About Richline Group, Inc.

Richline Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is the USA’s foremost fine jewelry manufacturer and marketer. The Richline Group was formed in 2007. Currently, the major brands comprising Richline’s portfolio are LeachGarner, Inverness, Rio Grande and Richline Brands. Berkshire Hathaway and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including property and casualty insurance, utilities and energy, finance, manufacturing, retailing and services. The Common Stock of the Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols BRK.A and BRK.B.

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Richline Looks To Licensing

For Immediate Release – September 4th, 2013

Richline Group, Inc. is taking steps to enhance its licensed jewelry offerings.

In support of a growing licensing business Richline Brands has now secured an additional agreement to manufacture market and distribute jewelry under the brand American Greetings Design Studio, which features the beautiful greeting card artwork and sentiments of American Greetings Corporation.

Mark Hanna, CMO of Richline Group, explained that “We have a longstanding history in the licensing business, and have recently seen a dramatic increase in the success of our offerings. With this new partnership and the appointment of Cindy Cohen Witting to Vice President of Licensing we are able to give this growing sector of Richline Brands – which currently includes relationships with Marie Claire and the NFL – the attention and resources it deserves”.

Cindy Cohen Witting commented that, “The timing of this new partnership and internal reorganization could not be better. We’ve had tremendous success with our current exclusive collections and will now be able to centralize our efforts as we seek to build new and expand existing licensing partnerships”.

“Our customers and end consumers alike have made it clear that licensed jewelry will play a central role in our future product assortments,” said Richline Group CEO, Dennis Ulrich. “We feel confident that our merchandising, manufacturing capabilities, and robust distribution as well as a deep-rooted respect for brand integrity makes Richline Brands the ideal home for any notable brand looking to make inroads into the jewelry category.”

About Richline Group, Inc.

Richline Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is the USA’s foremost Fine Jewelry Manufacturer and Marketer. The Richline Group was formed in 2007. Currently, the major brands comprising Richline’s portfolio are LeachGarner, Inverness, Rio Grande, and Richline Brands. Berkshire Hathaway, and its subsidiaries, engage in diverse business activities including property and casualty insurance, utilities and energy, finance, manufacturing, retailing and services. The Common Stock of the Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols BRK.A and BRK.B.


For more information contact:
Mark Hanna, Chief Marketing Officer
Richline Group, Inc.
Phone: (212) 886–6212
Email: Mark.Hanna@RichlineGroup.com

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Richline Group And Marie Claire Licensing Agreement

Richline Group, Inc. has secured a licensing agreement granting Richline Brands the exclusive rights, from PrivateCollection & Co., to manufacture, market and distribute jewelry in the United States and Canada under the Marie Claire brand.

In Asia and Australia, Marie Claire is a leading brand in fashion, beauty and home décor generating over USD $350 million at retail each year.

Michael Schwartz, Richline Brands’ EVP of Sales, noted that “the strength and recognition of the Marie Claire brand, with the key demographic being fashion conscious professional women, is ideal for our national brand strategy”. “The creation of a fun, fashion collection, inspired by French romance, is an opportunity that our design and marketing teams have dreamt of” said Ramona Genao-Archibald, Richline Brands’ EVP of Merchandising.

PrivateCollection & Co. is a brand architecture company focused on brand management, licensing, distribution and development of vertical retail operations.

“We’re happy to welcome Richline Group, a Berkshire Hathaway company, as a Marie Claire licensee. Richline is known for creating beautiful and high quality jewelry collections and its history of success as a leader in the jewelry industry made the company a perfect partner for the brand,” said Elena Baronoff, Chairman of PrivateCollection & Co. “We look forward to working with them and continuing Marie Claire’s success in the U.S. market.”

About Richline Group, Inc.

Richline Brands, a strategic business unit of Richline Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is the USA’s foremost Fine Jewelry Marketer and Distributor. The Richline Group was formed in 2007. The Common Stock of the Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols BRK.A and BRK.B. Berkshire Hathaway, and its subsidiaries, engage in diverse business activities including property and casualty insurance, utilities and energy, finance, manufacturing, retailing and services.

About PrivateCollection & Co.

Incorporated in 2010 and officially launched to the public in 2013 with offices in Florida and Paris, PrivateCollection & Co. is a brand architecture company focusing on brand management, licensing, distribution and development of vertical retail operations for brands with untapped potential for global expansion.

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