Effective September 2016, top 50 supplier Pro Towels (asi 79750 /ppai 112755) has acquired supplier Neet Feet (asi 73525/ ppai 111063 / sage 50218).
Since 1987, Neet Feet has been supplying the finest quality custom logo flip flops and sandals to Fortune 500 corporations, upscale hotels, sports teams and schools and a variety of other customers. Neet Feet invented and introduced the world famous die-cut “Logo Footprint” flip flops that leave an imprint in the sand in 1989.
Kevin Nord, President of Pro Towels, is thrilled with the acquisition: “No other supplier offers better quality custom logo footwear, flip flops and sandals than Neet Feet and I believe the fit of the Neet Feet product line with that of Pro Towels and Kanata Blanket Company will make for a very positive experience for our valued customers. We are all very excited about what the future holds. We will be combining our operational capabilities, and, with the enhanced diversity of our product line plus our geographic footprint, we will be able to provide excellence in every way to our distributor partners”.
John Amsterdam, President of Neet Feet, is also pleased with the acquisition: “After nearly 30 years building the Neet Feet brand, I was looking to focus on other interests, but wanted to ensure there was a proper fit for Neet Feet with whomever acquired us. I wanted to ensure there was a future going forward. I’m stoked that Neet Feet is joining the Pro Towels family to take our quality footwear to the next level and into the future. The Pro Towels family shares the same culture and philosophy of building a solid team and first class customer service that was always important to me. And I am happy that the Neet Feet product line will be offered to a vastly expanded customer base throughout North America.”
The Neet Feet brand will be maintained as well as its industry identifiers. In addition, there are now enhanced opportunities for combining the product lines to create unique gift sets, something that is extremely important to Brian Porter, Vice President of Sales. “Bringing Neet Feet into the fold of the Pro Towels family is the perfect fit. We feel the synergies are there to not only sell product, but we can present our wide product selection in our distinctive packaging options for a complete branding solution.”
Pro Towels is the largest full-service beach, golf, fitness and rally towel supplier within the Promotional Products Industry. With corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, Pro Towels has manufacturing and decorating facilities located in both South Carolina and California.
Kanata Blanket Company has been a recognized leader in premium blankets, décor and lifestyle products in the Promotional Products Industry since 1993. The Kanata facility in Canada will enable the Neet Feet product line to be offered more easily to the Canadian market.