Expansion of Product Line Caps Year of Growth
Ohio-based CWI Gifts, a leading wholesaler of country, farmhouse, and primitive gifts and home decor, has acquired Bright Ideas, LLC, a wholesale holiday home décor company. The acquisition was completed on January 1, 2021.
“The CWI and Bright Ideas teams have been well acquainted for a long time,” shared Tara Parker, President of CWI Gifts. “When Bright Ideas reached out to us in 2020 for assistance with order fulfillment, it was a practical business decision given our fulfillment expertise. The acquisition of Bright Ideas was a logical next step in our relationship and their leadership was receptive to the idea. We’ll take good care of the brand and its customers.”
CWI Gifts, located in Groveport, Ohio, handled order fulfillment for Beaver Dam, Wisconsin-based Bright Ideas throughout 2020, offering centralized shipping to customers of CWI Gifts, The Hearthside Collection, Col House Designs as well as Bright Ideas. A new customer benefit will be the opportunity of purchasing Bright Ideas products at the CWI wholesale Cash-and-Carry. Customers may also schedule virtual appointments or visit the onsite showroom at CWI Gifts to view, discuss, and order products from all four of the home décor brands.
“Bright Ideas has a loyal customer base and is well-known for their unique holiday decor,” stated David Parker, Vice President of Operations at CWI Gifts. “We’re intimately familiar with the business cycle of our industry and will ensure that Bright Ideas customers won’t miss a beat in seeing the latest product collections, ordering and timely delivery.”
Bright Ideas’ showrooms and displays at AmericasMart and other 2021 Spring trade shows will feature the company’s new lines of Fall and Christmas décor. The company’s first-ever Spring product line debuted at the 2021 AmericasMart show.
“While 2020 was a challenging year for the country, our customers experienced high demand for home goods due to the increased time individuals and families spent in their homes,” stated Tara Parker. “Our team worked non-stop throughout the year to continually meet customer expectations for quality-made products, competitive pricing, and timely fulfillment. We’re thrilled to expand our business to include Bright Ideas and we look forward to welcoming their customers into our family.”
Customers may continue to contact Bright Ideas at 920.887.3881 and may access product information and place online orders at www.brightideaswholesale.com.
Celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2021, CWI Gifts is a second-generation, family-owned company. Originally founded as a small craft supply store, the business transitioned into wholesale supplies and catalog sales in 1981, and then shifted into the gift industry during the 1990s. CWI encompasses four existing wholesale brands, CWI Gifts, The Hearthside Collection, Col House Designs and Bright Ideas. To learn more about CWI Gifts, visit www.shopcwi.com.