Acquisition of Kris & Co. marks expansion into Northeast markets for Just Got 2 Have It
Kris & Co. is the Northeast’s leading manufacturer’s rep group in the gift, bath & body and home accent categories. It is known for fun, fresh and innovative products. Under the terms of the transaction, at closing, Just Got 2 Have It will assume full control of Kris & Co. All employees, independent sales reps and vendors will remain the same.
Just Got 2 Have It principals Barbara Knight and Michelle Morgan have enjoyed a long-standing relationship of mutual trust and respect with friend and colleague, Kris Kaplan. The Kris & Co. sales team has also established themselves as highly competent, effective sales organization in the northeast region. The two sales agencies currently represent many of the same lines and have previously paired up to share annual sales meetings.
“We are proud to add the Kris & Co. team to our organization. There was such a positive energy and synergy between the two groups that an acquisition was a very natural progression,” said Just Got 2 Have It Principal, Barbara Knight.
Michelle Morgan, Principal of Just Got 2 Have It, agreed. “We can now develop and maintain retailer relationships coast to coast throughout the year. By integrating our sales and marketing teams, our vendors will benefit greatly.”
Kris Kaplan, owner of Kris & Co., added, “I am proud and excited about opening a new chapter in my life. I have worked for 19 years to build Kris & Co. into a powerful sales team, and it’s important to me to protect the interests of the organization. I am confident that Barbara Knight and Michelle Morgan will take very good care of my baby.”