A letter from our CEO......
I am proud to welcome you to our Giftcraft website and to share
exciting news that is destined to make 2009 a year to remember.
Together, we have confronted tough economic times that still
continue. Our company prides itself with values that show great
concern for both our employees and our customers, and for me, these
values define our Giftcraft family. Through these tough times, we
have managed minimal layoffs; protecting our employees and their
families, which is very important to me.
I thank you, our valued customer, from the bottom of my heart for
your continued support and loyalty during this difficult economic
cycle. In return, we have invested heavily in both branding and
product development, in our quest to bring the most compelling
products to you -- all designed to generate sales and profits for
As evidence of our growing impact in the gift and home d cor
markets, we are honored to announce an exclusive license with MARIE
OSMOND one of the most gifted and recognizable celebrities in the
world today. We have created a fantastic collection that spans
numerous categories. Each grouping will reflect Marie s beauty,
values and talent. And what a talent she is! Author of two
best-selling books; a member of the famous Osmond Family, she began
entertaining with her brothers when she was 10 years old; and her
highly collectible Marie Osmond Dolls are coveted by collectors
worldwide. Marie s appearances on Dancing with the Stars earned
high accolades; and her Las Vegas extravaganza with her brother
Donny has set attendance records, as have her solo performances
worldwide. Her charitable heart led her to co- found the Children s
Miracle Network, which so far has raised $3.4 billion to benefit
170 hospitals catering to vital children s health.
Giftcraft s long-term licensing arrangement with Marie includes
original designs in fabric bags and fashion accessories, tabletop
accents, home d cor, home fragrance, jewelry, stationery, giftware
and seasonal products. The first release will premiere in Atlanta
(July Show) and in Toronto (CGTA Show).
Last year, we launched our Romero Britto licensed line, and we are
delighted to report that it has enjoyed exceptional retail success.
The renowned artist, recognized for his bright hues and unique
designs on canvas, has brought the same distinctive flair to a wide
range of original home d cor and collectibles. You will be happy to
learn that expansion of the Romero Britto Collection is set for
late summer each piece as unique as the artist.
With over 30 years in merchandising, design and manufacturing, I --
together with my exceptional team of devoted product specialists --
take pride in bringing to you a showcase of diverse and exceptional
products. Our Seasonal, Garden, Home D cor, Jewelry, and Gift
Gallery Collections are on trend and filled with great retail
selling opportunities for you.
You are the key to our success, and I personally invite you to
visit our magnificent showroom and see the extraordinary array of
product we have developed with your success in mind. I also invite
you to share your thoughts, your ideas and your suggestions as we
strive to meet your expectations in every way, now and in the
future. My door is always open.
Trevor Cohen, CEO MISSION STATEMENT Giftcraft is committed to
providing our customers with innovative, original and artist-driven
products of the highest quality that reflect consumer tastes,
industry trends and timeless traditions; and to deliver each
product to our valued customers in a timely manner and at a
Giftcraft is committed to treating each customer with respect and
dignity; to be responsive to their individual needs; to stand
behind every product we sell; and to do everything within our power
to ensure customer satisfaction.
Giftcraft is further committed to our most important asset our
employees and to providing them with a safe, creative and rewarding
environment in which to grow and succeed.
SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM Trevor Cohen - CEO/President Ron Tomiuck -
Chief Operating Officer Gary Polan - Vice-President/Director Tom
Kydd - Treasurer/CFO John Brooks - Vice-President - Sales, North
America Christine Lagerweij - Vice-President - Product Development
and Design Leslie LePage - Vice-President - Finance