Menkind acquires Hawkin’s Bazaar and Stocking Fillers

Leading gifts and gadgets retailer Menkind has completed the acquisition of two well-known brands in the gifting industry – Hawkin’s Bazaar and Stocking Fillers, previously owned by H Grossman Limited. The acquisition, which was made for an undisclosed sum, will provide customers with a significantly larger range to choose from and the benefit of a more seamless customer experience journey, thanks to Menkind’s 20 years of expertise in the gifting industry.

The historic Hawkin’s Bazaar was created in 1973 as the go-to place for all types of gifts for boys and girls of all ages. Stocking Fillers was established in 2007 and as the name suggests, was set up to make shopping for Christmas stockings and presents easier. The acquisition will see Menkind taking over the websites, customer data and stock. For now, customers will have access to the existing websites but in due course they will be redirected to www.Menkind.co.uk.

David Mordecai, Hawkin’s Bazaar CEO, says: “We are delighted to have been acquired by Menkind. They are market leaders in the gifting industry and bring a world of experience which makes it truly exciting for this deal to take place. We are so thankful to our loyal customers for their support over the years and feel confident that they are in the best hands possible with Menkind.”

“We are proud to continue the growth of our business through the acquisitions of these great brands,” adds Paul Kraftman, CEO at Menkind. “Reflecting back to 10 years ago, we were among the three main independent gifting retailers alongside Red5 and Hawkin, and thanks to our dedicated team and expertise we’ve gone from strength to strength, enabling us to acquire these businesses and offer an unrivalled proposition to our customers.”

About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and babycentre.co.uk. Get in touch at tessa.clayton@biz-media.co.uk

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