Top 40 supplier Gemline (asi/56070) announced that it will now carry the entire Moleskine product line in both the U.S. and Canada as a result of an expanded partnership. The exclusive arrangement started August 1. Since September of 2013, Gemline had carried a select offering of Moleskine notebooks and journals as the exclusive supplier of the brand to the promotional product industry.
Gemline also said it is adding innovative decoration techniques to support the Moleskine line.
“We have experienced tremendous growth with Moleskine in the past two and a half years, an iconic brand which we admire for its heritage as well as its creative and innovative vision,” said Bret Clemons, vice president of sales, marketing and design at Gemline. “We are very excited about our expanded, long-term partnership as it will provide customers with new branding solutions by allowing easy access to the complete Moleskine product offering.”
“Through our partnership with Gemline, our presence in the promotional products industry has grown rapidly over the last few years, allowing us to bring the Moleskine collection to a wider audience,” said Mark Cieslinski, president of Moleskine America. “The evolution of our partnership with an organization known for outstanding quality and service will make it easier for distributors to access the full range of Moleskine tools and customization options for their clients. We’re excited to help distributors and their clients continue the journey, and tell their own company story through the Moleskine platform.”
Gemline, which offers promotional bags, business accessories, gifts and stationery, is ranked as the 18th largest industry supplier by ASI. Last year, the supplier announced several brand partnerships, including Samsonite, Thermos and Lynktec.