Timbuk2 Appoints Retail Prodigy Group as Distributor in Australia and New Zealand
March 2018Download this press release
The San Francisco-based company continues its global expansion with new partnership in two major international markets, starting Fall 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, California (March 2018) — Timbuk2, the San Francisco-based creator of intuitive, stylish and personalized bags to outsmart the city and pioneer of customization and sustainable urban manufacturing, announces the appointment of Retail Prodigy Group this Fall 2018. The company will lead Timbuk2’s brand distribution across Australia and New Zealand.
Retail Prodigy Group is currently the master retail franchisee for Nike stores across Australia and New Zealand. The company has driven the rapid expansion of Nike-branded stores across both countries, opening and operating 60 stores since 2011. Starting this year, RPG is introducing new brands into its portfolio with Timbuk2 being the second after Nike. “We are excited to be partnering with Timbuk2 in bringing to Australia and New Zealand a unique and authentic Brand with a distinctive in-store experience” said Stephen Younane, Co-founder and CEO of Retail Prodigy Group.
“Timbuk2 is thrilled to partner with Retail Prodigy Group as they continue to expand and we’re honored they’ve chosen us as they begin to diversify their brand offerings.” said Head of Global Sales, Ami Takahashi. “For a long while, we’ve had our eyes set on distribution in Australia and New Zealand, countries that are both renowned for their beautiful landscapes and love of the outdoors. These are very important territories that seamlessly align with our brand and we foresee a very positive and fruitful partnership with Retail Prodigy Group.”
This new distributor is the latest in Timbuk2’s global expansion. In addition to Australia and New Zealand, the brand is also offered in North America, Europe including Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, and Asia including Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore as well as several other countries across Southeast Asia.
For more information on Retail Prodigy Group, visit www.retailprodigygroup.com.
Since its founding in 1989, Timbuk2 has designed and manufactured bags to outsmart the city and last a lifetime. Timbuk2 is a pioneer of sewn-in-San Francisco customization and an industry leader in sustainable urban manufacturing. Timbuk2 remains committed to its craft, maintaining quality manufacturing in its hometown since day one.
Founded by bike messenger Rob Honeycutt in a garage in San Francisco’s Mission District, today Timbuk2 inspires urban mobility, enables individuality, promotes responsibility, and creates community. Timbuk2 products are sold at its retail stores in San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Venice Beach, Portland, New York, Toronto, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, specialty retailers, and online at www.Timbuk2.com.