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Orchard Brands acquires Linen Source
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Mar '10
Orchard Brands announced the acquisition of Linen Source, a provider of premium linens and home décor items. Orchard Brands is a collection of companies focused on serving the needs of the underserved 60+ market. Linen Source joins Appleseed's, Bedford Fair, Blair, Coward Shoes, Draper's & Damon's, Gold Violin, Haband, Intimate Appeal, Monterey Bay, Norm Thompson, Old Pueblo Traders, Sahalie, Solutions, Tog Shop, Willow Ridge, and WinterSilks as part of the $1 billion-plus family of direct marketers.

Linen Source, founded in 1943, is a leading brand in the home market, offering a wide variety of household linens and home décor items. The acquisition is consistent with Orchard Brands' ongoing strategy to combine strong brands focused on the 60+ demographic and to expand and leverage the group's shared customer database.

“We are delighted with the addition of the Linen Source business to our growing family of companies,” said Neale Attenborough, Chairman, President & CEO of Orchard Brands. “Broadening the scope of the products we offer beyond our current emphasis on apparel increases product selection for our valued customers and represents an exciting growth opportunity for Orchard Brands.”

Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

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