Oct 4, 2021
About Face Designs acquires Brownlow Gifts

About Face Designs, based in Highland Park, Illinois announced the acquisition of Brownlow Gifts, an inspirational gift company based in Fort Worth, Texas. “The purchase of Brownlow Gifts is a strategic expansion by About Face Designs into new retail markets and channels of distribution, new product categories and materials, and new domestic and overseas supply partnerships,” Robert Ricciardi, president of About Face Designs stated.

A New Name

The Brownlow Gifts Company will be operated and marketed as a separate division under the About Face Designs banner. The new name of Brownlow Gifts is Shannon Road Gifts. Ricciardi further underscores, “the company under our leadership will maintain the same product direction, focus and passion, the respected level of quality product and customer service, and the existing and extremely professional national sales team.

“Over the last few months we have become friends with Bob Ricciardi and his team of industry veterans and are impressed with their understanding of the gift industry, the production capabilities, merchandising strategies and the on-trend product they present each season. We feel this is the perfect home for our core brands – Simple Inspiration, Classic Kitchen, Everyday and Seasonal product from Susan Winget and our extensive line of inspirational and scripture product,” Paul and John Paul Brown noted in the announcement.

Shannon Road Gifts Premier

Shannon Road Gifts will premier the January 2022 line introduction at the winter gift shows in Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Minneapolis. In addition, you will be able to sneak preview the new line as of mid-December at shannonroadgifts.com. For more information please call 800-742-1766.

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