June 28, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (June 27, 2013) – MCG: Market Connect Group, the largest provider of in-store merchandising service to department stores, announced today the appointment of Art Gately III as President. Gately was previously Vice President of General Administration for Swank, Inc (SNKI), based in Taunton, Massachusetts and will transition to his new responsibilities over the next several months. Both MCG and Swank, Inc are divisions of Randa Accessories.
“Art has spent a 32-year career with Swank, Inc. in a wide range of areas, from sales to human resources, and planning to logistics. We are confident he and his experience will guide MCG to continued growth and success.” said David Katz, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Randa Accessories. “In today’s consolidated and competitive retail environment MCG provides brand enhancement, customer engagement and increased sales over the final 6 feet of the purchase journey.”
MCG provides in-store service for leading brands and retailers including Macy’s, Kohl’s, JC Penney, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Levi’s, Keurig, Warnaco, Adidas, All-Clad and Diane von Furstenberg.
Art Gately will report to Mr. Katz and will be based at MCG’s Bloomfield, NJ office. “I am very pleased to accept this extraordinary opportunity,” stated Art Gately. “I look forward to joining an incredible and passionate team of outstanding retail professionals.”
As the #1 provider of in-store, general merchandising services, MCG generates success for brands and retailers at point-of-sale. MCG keeps fixtures filled, demonstrates products to consumers and store personnel, provides real-time market intelligence and reporting, enhances consumer engagement and increases sales. MCG’s success in-store is delivered by a network of 3,700 employees who live within 10 miles of every major shopping mall and department store in the in the United States providing a competitive advantage at over 10,000 retail locations nationwide. More information is available at www.mcgconnect.com
About Randa Accessories
Randa Accessories is the world’s largest men’s accessories company. Creating and marketing men's belts, small leather goods, neckwear, luggage, casual bags, jewelry, seasonal footwear, and gifts, Randa collaborates with 75 marquee brands including Levi's, Dockers, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, Geoffrey Beene, Tommy Bahama, Jonathan Adler, Nautica, Timberland, Countess Mara, Guess, and Williamson-Dickies. Randa is the leading global resource for fashion, lifestyle, luxury, and private-branded men’s accessories and in-store merchandise services provided through retailers in all channels of distribution, worldwide. For more information www.randa.net.