Leone GIS Announces Closing of Exclusive Licensing Agreement with Carrera Jeans for the U.S. and Canada
- July 17th, 2018
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NEW YORK, NY / CRWE PRESS RELEASE / July 17, 2018 - Leone GIS, Inc. (www.leonegis.com) a global investment services and management holding company for leading international brands in the fashion industry headquartered in New York City and Venice, Italy, announced today the closing of its exclusive licensing agreement with Carrera Jeans for the U.S. and Canada, via WFI USA, LLC.
Carrera Jeans, founded in 1965 and based in Verona, Italy combines cutting edge technology with the craftsmanship to transform cotton into beautiful and comfortable products with full respect for the environment. Carrera had 2017 revenues of $58.5 million and held a strong second place market share in Italy ahead of 3 of the top 10 U.S. jean brands being sold in Italy.
Leone GIS President & CEO, Eugene Bilotti commented: "Leone GIS is delighted to have entered into an agreement with Carrera as the jean market is on an upward trajectory."
Mr. Bilotti notes very promising data:
- According to Euromonitor the men's and women's U.S. denim retail market was estimated at approximately $17.6 billion dollars for 2016 and globally, the jeans market was valued at $92.9 billion, both expected to grow this year.
- North America is the largest denim market, accounting for more than 30% of global revenue in 2016. High growth rates till year 2021 were also forecasted.
- A recent article by Joanna Piacenza in www.morningconsult.com stated that more than half (52 percent) of the country wears jeans four or more days a week, including 22 percent who wear jeans every day.
Mr. Bilotti went on to say that "we are fortunate to have licensed a brand that fits perfectly with what the U.S. market is looking for and we look forward to entering this $17.6 billion U.S. market. We recently announced that we plan to launch a global media campaign to support the expansion of our online brands throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific and we certainly plan to leverage this in the U.S. for Carrera.
Product launch dates will be announced in upcoming press releases.
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Eugene Bilotti President/CEO
SOURCE: Leone GIS, Inc
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