Olathe, KS – The Gerson Companies announced today it has acquired the assets of Gracious Goods LLC, Overland Park, KS, a leading table top, dinnerware, and home accessories design and import company, for an undisclosed amount.
The acquisition combines Gracious Goods, one of the fastest growing specialty store and high-end catalog brands, with Gerson’s expertise in sourcing and distribution of seasonal, gift, and better home accessories, including the Mary Carol Home Collection brand. The acquisition will allow Gerson to provide an expanded product assortment to its current specialty store customer base, and help increase better brand offerings to consumers.
“We have a terrific opportunity with a specialty brand (Gracious Goods) that has experienced phenomenal growth. We will take it to the next level by keeping the Gracious Goods’ team intact, while simultaneously providing the support of Gerson’s infrastructure in the United States and overseas. The combined companies will focus on product innovation and development,” stated Gerson Chairman and CEO John Hjalmarson.
About The Gerson Companies
A sixty-seven year old design and import company, The Gerson Companies offers seasonal, gift, home décor, floral, fashion accessories, and novelty impulse to multi-channel retailers. Founded in 1941, Gerson is a third generation family owned and managed business based in Olathe, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. Gerson’s company owned corporate headquarters includes 40,000 square feet of showrooms and offices and a 500,000 square foot distribution center.