Leading U.S. retailer joins forces with award-winning television network to reach global community of crafters
Berlin, NJ /PRNewswire/ - A.C. Moore and Create and Craft have announced an exclusive collaboration that will showcase A.C. Moore's assortment of more than 60,000 arts and crafts products on Create and Craft's broadcast to more than 70 million homes worldwide. Through this creative alliance, consumers will now have multi-channel access to a continuous stream of inspiration and materials, created by crafters, for crafters.
The partnership gives the creative community the power to decide how they want to connect with products: online, on-air, on a mobile device, or in-store. Create and Craft already has a large presence in the creative marketplace, broadcasting 24 hours a day, 365 days a year across three channels in the U.K. and U.S. Leading arts and crafts retailer A.C. Moore currently operates 135 brick-and-mortar locations in the United States, and recently announced the acquisition of e-commerce company Blitsy, and an exclusive partnership in handcraft marketplace Zibbet. The combination of A.C. Moore's comprehensive suite of proprietary products and Create and Craft's world-class educational content will position both companies on the leading edge of creative innovation.
"Create and Craft's partnership with A.C. Moore creates a unique and exciting consumer proposition, delivering innovative products supported by relevant, inspirational education to a borderless, international community," said Create and Craft's North American President Tony Sheridan. "It is rare for two companies to share such a game-changing vision and one that is a true differentiator."
"We are very excited to partner with such a creative force in the industry," said A.C. Moore President Anthony Piperno. "At A.C. Moore, we continuously strive to find ways to best serve the needs of our customers, whether through product evolution or consumer experience. With this strategic partnership, we will be able to efficiently and effectively share our brand, products, and vision with millions of arts and crafts enthusiasts worldwide."
The launch of the exclusive partnership with dedicated airtime on Create and Craft's global broadcast is expected in early 2018.
About A.C. Moore
Established in Moorestown, N.J. in 1985, A.C. Moore is devoted to being the first choice for product selection, value and service that inspires and fulfills unlimited creative possibilities. For more information, visit acmoore.com.
About Create And Craft
Create and Craft, part of the Ideal Shopping Direct Group of companies, is a multi-channel craft retailer. Create and Craft broadcasts live on TV and online in the U.K. and U.S., offering papercraft, jewelry, sewing, cake decorating and knitting products. In September 2015, the business was acquired by U.S. private equity firm Blackstone. For more information, visit createandcraft.com.
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