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 larger range to choose from and the benefit of a more seamless customer experience journey.
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, but for now, customers will have access to the existing websites.
David Mordecai, Hawkin’s Bazaar CEO commented: “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.”
Paul Kraftman, CEO at Menkind, added: “We are proud to continue the growth of our business through the acquisitions of these great brands. 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.”