GROOMED FOR GREATNESS: Nicklaus to introduce collections of skincare and grooming products; Shalom International to support Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation
Golf and sun protection go hand-in-hand. Today the Nicklaus Companies announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Shalom International Corporation to design, develop, manufacture and distribute Jack Nicklaus and Nicklaus-branded sunscreen, men’s grooming products, and accessories. The new Nicklaus Collections will include sunscreen, SPF lip balms, SPF facial wipes, hand sanitizers, body lotions, shampoos, , and many more essential products for everyday use at golf clubs and home.
Shalom, the industry-leader in designing and manufacturing health and beauty products will introduce the first two distinctive care collections this summer: Jack Nicklaus BLACK and Nicklaus WHITE labels. Shalom, a forward-thinking company that values giving-back will support the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus’s charity focused on children’s health initiatives locally and globally.
“Our licensing strategy to seek partners with the strongest positioning, the best reputation and the deepest organizational capabilities has translated to an exceptional track record in the marketplace for our brand,” said John Reese, CEO, Nicklaus Companies. “Shalom is a recognized industry leader and the perfect partner to continue our expansion of the Nicklaus brand footprint in the lifestyle space into more categories.”
“We are thrilled to be working with the Nicklaus Companies to build a superior collection of lifestyle products for worldwide distribution,” said John Mestel, Vice President at Shalom which also created branded collections for IZOD. “The Jack Nicklaus brand is one of the most successful and recognized lifestyle brands on a global basis over the past 50 years and adding this relationship to our portfolio is extremely meaningful to our company. We’ve been fortunate to work with some of the best in class fashion, entertainment and beauty brands, who entrust Shalom with our demonstrated cross-functional expertise and unparalleled distribution platform. This relationship is unique and we have shared commitment to making the world a better place through charitable giving and that is really the crowning stroke of the deal.”
ABOUT THE NICKLAUS COMPANIES
For 50 years, the mission of Nicklaus Companies has been to enhance the golf experience and to deliver branded products and services on a global basis that mirror the high standards established in the career and life of our Founder, Jack Nicklaus. The Nicklaus Companies businesses include golf-course design, the development of golf and real estate communities, and the marketing and licensing of lifestyle products worldwide under the iconic Jack Nicklaus and Golden Bear brands. Nicklaus Design, recognized as the world leader in golf course design, has created over 425 courses worldwide, open for play in 45 countries and 40 U.S states. With retail sales eclipsing $300 million, Nicklaus-branded products are some of the most successful in all of sports and lifestyle categories. In 2007, Jack Nicklaus partnered with Howard Milstein to help further the growth of the company and to realize the full potential of the brands and branded businesses. In addition to institutionalizing the brands for the future, Milstein has instilled a personal philosophy of “A Brand That Gives Back” with products and partners committing to donations to help the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.
ABOUT SHALOM INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
Shalom International Corporation is a full-service importer based out of New York City, New York. For over 50 years (founded in 1961), it has offered its customers fashionable, quality products at the most competitive prices. The company has a full in-house development and design staff, with extensive overseas sourcing experience, that are constantly updating its thousands of private label products, portfolio of licensed goods, and a variety of in-stock merchandise. With a 100,000 sq. foot warehouse in Dayton, New Jersey, the company has the infrastructure to supply both small chains and specialty retailers, mass-market chains, department stores, off price and discounters; and is trusted by many of the Fortune 500 retailers around the world.
Shalom International also has an established presence in Canada for over 25 years, and services additional global markets including Mexico and Europe. In the last 20 years, the current owners have guided the company to a significant growth in diverse product categories, and ever-increasing sales. It currently consists of the following divisions– Beauty Implements, Health & Beauty Aids ,Infant Specialty Company (ISC), Hair Accessories, Jewelry (Instinct), General Merchandise (Colorifics), Socks & Hosiery; becoming the one-stop-shop for retailers in the fashion accessory industry.