Top 40 supplier Gemline (asi/56070) announced this week that it has signed a new partnership agreement with Thermos LLC (asi/91110). Gemline will now be the exclusive provider of Thermos-brand vacuum-insulated food and beverage containers within the ad specialty industry throughout the United States and Canada. Gemline’s collection of Thermos-branded items will be launched as part of its summer product line effective April 2015.
“Known for its high-quality products and as a distinguished leader in their industry, Thermos will be an invaluable addition to our product assortment,” said Bret Clemens, vice president of sales at Gemline. “Partnering with this popular, longtime brand enables us to provide more branding opportunities and inspiration to our customers. We are excited about this new partnership and are confident that our customers will share our enthusiasm.”
For Thermos, the deal represents the company’s expansion in the promotional products space. “As Thermos continues to grow in our various retail channels, partnering with a promotional products supplier such as Gemline would help promote growth in this market as well,” said Julie Ryan, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Thermos LLC. “Gemline has a proven track record of providing excellent customer service and is able to meet the demand of those hot rush orders that the industry has become accustomed to. We are excited to see where Gemline takes our brand in the promotional products industry.”
With more than $90 million in annual sales, Gemline ranks number 17 on Counselor’s Top 40 list of the largest suppliers in the industry.