C&F acquires Beachcombers Coastal Life, to be Division of Transpac

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C&F Enterprises, a gift and home accessories company with over 40 years of global sourcing and manufacturing experience, announces the purchase of Beachcombers Coastal Life. This marks the second wholesale acquisition for C&F Enterprises in the last 12 months, expanding on their market leadership in seasonal, gift and home décor.

Beachcombers Coastal Life will operate as a division of Transpac, under the leadership of President, Laurie Gilner. “Beachcombers Coastal Life is the ideal addition to the C&F family of brands, a company with exceptional channel focus and inspired designs. Beachcombers’ coastal gifts, home décor, apparel, accessories and holiday offerings will be a perfect complement to Transpac’s expanding seasonal and home décor divisions. We are very much looking forward to working with the management team at Beachcombers, and believe their strengths, work ethic and company goals are aligned for a smooth integration into a division of Transpac ,” said Laurie Gilner, Transpac president. She added, “This acquisition will provide unparalleled diversity in product selections to our retailers under the C&F brand umbrella.”

Beachcombers Coastal Life will continue to operate out of Fort Myers, Fla., under its current management and product development teams, with Transpac’s executive team providing direction and lending their industry experience to the BCL model. “Beachcombers is a well-respected coastal gift company with huge potential for growth. We look forward to working with the Transpac team, as well as the continued relationship with the OneCoast sales team, to continue the momentum behind the brand as well as the launch of new categories such as apparel,” added Brandon Wyngaard, director of sales and marketing for Beachcombers Coastal Life.

“C&F has had a long-standing presence in the coastal gift and décor market. We are very strong in this channel which gives us a great deal of confidence in knowing what the needs and opportunities are with Beachcombers Coastal Life. Given the recent category expansions along with the broadening product offerings from BCL, we believe Transpac is perfectly positioned to take them to the next level” said Jimmy Fang, Executive Vice President of C&F Enterprises.

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