Companies & Contacts

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Sports Merchandise and Memorabilia

Onyx Authenticated, Stealin' Home Sports LLC, The Topps Company, Gameday Connexion, Sports Integrity LLC, Press Pass Collectibles, and Sports Collectibles are seven examples of U.S. companies with an online sports memorabilia program. The details of these companies are included in the attached spreadsheet, rows 7-13.

U.S. COMPANIES WITH AN ONLINE SPORTS MEMORABILIA PROGRAM

RESEARCH STRATEGY

To determine seven more U.S. companies that run an online sports memorabilia program, we searched for the competitors of the sports companies listed as examples in the spreadsheet using company profiling tools such as Zoominfo, LinkedIn, and Crunchbase. These profiling databases featured information regarding similar companies. Next, we reviewed each company's website to determine that it has sufficient online sports memorabilia catalog covering diverse sports categories. The companies found are listed on the attached spreadsheet, rows 7-16.
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Consumables/Food

Below is a list of US food manufacturing companies that offer salty snacks, hard candies, tailgate foods, and food gifting options. The official website of these companies have been cited below and entered in column C of rows 26-35 of the attached spreadsheet.

US Food Manufacturers


Research Strategy:

To determine the US food manufacturing companies that offer salty snacks, hard candies, tailgate foods, and food gifting options, we searched for food manufacturing companies in these categories and shortlisted few companies in each category so that all the above mentioned categories are covered. We have listed candy manufacturing companies such as Goetze's Candy Company, snack manufacturing company such as Snak King that offer salty snacks and has other brands that are ideal for tailgating options. The companies such as Cheryl's Cookies and Dylan's Candy Bar were included as they provided food gifting options and services.

We also reviewed each company's products and none of these companies produce beverages. This all conclusive list of US-based food manufacturing companies that offer salty snacks, hard candies, tailgate foods, and food gifting options have been updated in the spreadsheet.
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Upcycled Apparel

Popular U.S.-based apparel and accessory companies that produce upcycled products include Looptworks, Upcycle, Kiriko, Atelier and Repairs, Patagonia, Sunski, Remade USA, REPREVE, American Eagle, and Re/Done.

The full requested information can be found in the attached spreadsheet.

U.S. UPCYCLED APPAREL/ACCESSORIES COMPANIES

  • Looptworks is an Oregon-based company that upcycles "abandoned, pre-consumer and post-consumer materials" into limited edition accessories, apparel, luggage, and more.
  • LA-based Upcyle provides minimalist men's and women's apparel items from recycled pre- and post-production materials as part of the company's low carbon footprint ethos.
  • Kiriko, a sustainable fashion company based in Portland, Oregon, is founded on the Japanese principle of Mottainai, which values recycling materials and leaving no waste, in its production of men's and women's apparel (e.g., jackets, kimonos, pants, tees, scarves, etc.), accessories (e.g., bandannas, bags, socks), and home goods (e.g., stationary, pillows, blankets).
  • Established in LA and extended into London, Atelier and Repairs orients itself as a manufacturer that upcycles "reclaimed apparel, textiles and trims" into apparel (e.g., jackets and outerwear; tops; bottoms; hoodies) and accessories (e.g., bags, scarves).
  • Renowned outdoors-oriented apparel and accessories, Patagonia, prides itself on a sustainable fashion model, one in which the company also upcycles its own weather-resistant rainwear into pouch accessories to promote zero waste with the company's textiles.
  • Sunski, founded in Philadelphia by two college graduates, is a sunglasses product line made from upcycled plastic frames that are a sustainable, affordable, and locally-sourced option for consumers.
  • Remade USA, a bag manufacturer situated in Brooklyn, produces bags sourced from discarded or abandoned materials such as vintage leather.
  • In the activewear space, Greensboro, North Carolina's REPREVE collection of active tops and bottoms are made from the fibers of recycled plastic bottles — recycling more than 15 billion plastic bottles to date.
  • American Eagle, another widely popular men's and women's apparel and accessories company, paired with aforementioned Atelier and Repairs to produce an upcycled clothing line of denim mini skirts, jackets, graphic tees, and jeans in 2017 for a capsule collection.
  • Lastly, Re/Done is a luxury label that upcycles abandoned vintage denim into men's and women's apparel items such as jeans, denim shorts, denim skirts, and tees.
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Sports Merchandise and Memorabilia: Contact Information (1)

The senior executives of the companies in rows 4-8 of the attached spreadsheet are Nate Hardiman, Owner of Tennzone Sports, Brett Schissler, Executive Vice President of Steiner Sports, Michael Gallucci, Co-Founder of Sports Memorabilia, Mark Dubrow, President and CEO at Onyx and Travis McCormick who is the owner of Stealin' Home Sports LLC.

TENNZONE SPORTS

STEINER SPORTS

SPORTS MEMORABILIA

ONYX AUTHENTICATED

STEALIN' HOME SPORTS LLC

RESEARCH STRATEGY

We leveraged a compilation of industry databases, company websites, email finding services such as anymailfinder.com, hunter.io and rocketreach.com and social media services such as Linkedin. After combing through these sources, we could not find publically available personal phone numbers or email addresses of company executives probably due to private rights. Instead, we provided the main phone number for the company as this data is publically available on the companies' websites. Also, we looked closely into the companies' websites for email addresses, which we provided instead of direct emails. However, in an attempt to provide more accurate data on the emails for each individual, we checked for their LinkedIn profiles. Although LinkedIn does not make private information available, we provided a link to each of the executive's LinkedIn profile. With this data, the executives could be contacted via InMail (LinkedIn's built-in messaging system).
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Sports Merchandise and Memorabilia: Contact Information (2)

The respective names senior executives at The Topps Company, Gameday Connexion, Sports Integrity LLC, Press Pass Collectibles and Sports Collectibles include Michael Brandstaedter (President & CEO), Caleb Elrod (Co-Owner), Joe Coppola (President & CEO), Kyle Bell (President), and Kenley Matheny (President). The requested contact information for each individual has been entered in to rows 9 through 13, columns D through H of the attached spreadsheet.

THE TOPPS COMPANY
GAMEDAY CONNEXION
SPORTS INTEGRITY LLC
  • Name: Joe Coppola
  • Title: President and CEO
  • Email: joecoppola@sportsintegrity.com, joe@sportsintegrity.com
  • Phone number: (856) 302-6634

  • PRESS PASS COLLECTIBLES
  • Name: Kyle Bell
  • Title: President
  • Email: kyle@presspasscollectibles.com
  • Phone number: (877) 278-0520

  • SPORTS COLLECTIBLES
  • Name: Kenley Matheny
  • Title: President
  • Email: kenley@sportscollectibles.com
  • Phone number: (800) 793-9793

  • Research Strategy:

    We utilized a combination of company websites, social media accounts (e.g., LinkedIn), email finders such as Anymail Finder, That'sThem, and Hunter, as well as databases such as ZoomInfo to provide all the contact information for the senior executives identified. All emails, except for Michael Brandstaedter's from The Topps Company, were verified. However, we unable to find an email address for the Caleb Elrod, the co-owner of Gameday Connexion. We also could not identify him on LinkedIn.

    Our research commenced by looking for executives on the company's official website, hoping to locate contact information for them. We came across a short story in which Caleb Elrod introduced himself as the co-owner. There were no email addresses listed for executives.

    We then searched LinkedIn for Gameday Connexion's profile, intending to find mentions of its executive body, their departments, and possible direct email addresses for senior executives or their departments. This approach was also unsuccessful. No results were found for the company and the results for Caleb Elrod did not fit the description from the company's official website.

    Finally, we used several email finders such as Anymail Finder, That'sThem, and Hunter and databases such as ZoomInfo to search directly for email addresses for Caleb Elrod, but this was also unsuccessful. The company offers several ways to follow them on social media, which may serve as their primary means of interacting with customers and vice versa.

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    Vintage-Inspired Apparel: Contact Information (1)

    The contact information for a senior executive at the listed companies in the attached spreadsheet rows 15 to 19 has been provided along with links to contact info. An overview of each company is included below.

    RAGSTOCK

    ELLESSE

    REBELS MARKET

    FANS EDGE

    FANATICS


    RESEARCH STRATEGY

    To find senior executives of the specified companies, as well as their emails, we first examined each company's website for a list of their key leaders. While this was fruitful in finding the requested data for some companies, there were a few that we couldn't find still using this avenue. The website of these companies also did not provide any contact information as well. Some companies are subsidiaries of other companies, so we had to put senior executives of the companies that had acquired them. As an attempt to find the contact information of these professionals, we leverage email finder tools like rocket reach and hunter. We were not able to provide their direct phone numbers as they were not listed on the databases and their website, in these cases, we have provided the phone number of their companies. In closing, all the details are included in the attached spreadsheet rows 15 to 19.
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    Vintage-Inspired Apparel: Contact Information (2)

    Email ids of senior executives at Garage Cotton, Urban Outfitters, Hillflint, Homefield, and Homage have been populated in the attached spreadsheet.

    SUMMARY

    RESEARCH STRATEGY

    The contact person at each company was identified either through the company website, Linkedin profile, or media sources. Upon identifying the contact person, the e-mail id of the contact person was obtained from Viola Norbert, an e-mail search engine or through other public documents. The phone numbers provided are general contact numbers of the companies as the personal phone numbers of the contacts are not available.

    In the case of Homefield Apparel, we were unable to find the email id of any senior executive. Viola Norbert did not fetch any results for its CEO, Connor Hitchcock. Other search engines like Hunter.io only provide one email address for the domain homefieldapparel.com. We have provided the general contact email id provided on the company website.


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    Consumables/Food: Contact Information (1)

    The findings for the contact information of a senior executive for the requested companies can be found in appropriate columns in the spreadsheet of the request.

    • Goetze's Candy Company
    Email Address: dalea@goetzecandy.com
    Phone Number: (410) 342-2010

    • Shearer’s
    Email: fkohmann@shearers.com
    Phone Number: (330) 834-4030

    • McKee Foods
    Email: mike.mckee@mckee.com
    Phone: (423) 238-7111
    • Snak King

    Email:blevin@snakking.com
    Phone:(626) 363-7777

    • Shari's Berries
    Email: mphillips@berries.com
    Phone: (916) 824-0155


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    Consumables/Food: Contact Information (2)

    Contact information for the companies Dylan's Candy Bar, Petite Sweets, Cheryl's Cookies, Utz Quality Foods, and Ferrara Candy Company has been presented in the spreadsheet.

    Dylan's Candy Bar

    • A senior executive of the company is Dylan Lauren, President.

    Petite Sweets

    • A senior executive of the company is the owner Paula Morgan.

    Cheryl's Cookies

    • A senior executive of the company is Kevin Rooney, Senior Director Operations.

    Utz Quality Foods

    Ferrara Candy Company


    Research Strategy

    Research provided all the information for the companies except for the direct contact numbers of the respective individuals. We first started to look for the contact numbers of the respective contact person on the company website. The websites do not provide separate contact numbers for the individuals, rather only the general phone number of the company. Then, we looked for an extension for the contact person, but the websites do not include such information.

    The next strategy was to look into professional networking sites such as Linkedin and Xing for the contact information. We looked into the profiles of each contact person on many platforms and were not able to find a direct contact number for any of the listed contacts. The websites provided professional information related to the respective individuals, but not contact-related information. This suggests that they have not publicly shared this information.

    Our final strategy was to look into contact provider websites such as Zoominfo and Rocketreach for the contact numbers. Although these websites provided a contact email for the individuals, there was no information regarding the contacts' phone numbers. Some of the contact numbers given on these websites were the same as the contact number of the respective company. Therefore, we have entered the general contact number of the company since the direct numbers for the individuals were not available.


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    Upcycled Apparel: Contact Information

    Upcycled apparel industry contact information has been provided in rows 37-41 of the attached spreadsheet. Some identified senior executives include: Clare Healy, Bobby Escobedo and Katsu Tanaka. Below are highlights of this research.

    LOOPTWORKS

    UPCYCLE

    KIRIKO

    ATELIER AND REPAIRS

    PATAGONIA

    RESEARCH STRATEGY:

    To gather contact information for upcycled apparel companies listed in the attached spreadsheet, your research team leveraged official company websites, LinkedIn profiles, personal websites, and third-party profiling companies (like Hunter.io and Zoominfo) among other relevant sources. Using these sources we were able to provide the names of senior executives, their emails (also personal emails where available) and direct telephones (or corporate telephone numbers).


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    Upcycled Apparel: Contact Information (2)

    The emails and phone numbers for the senior executive in Sunski, ReMade USA, Repreve, AE, and Shop Redone can be found in rows 42 to 46, columns D - H of the attached spreadsheet.

    SUNSKI

    REMADE USA

    REPREVE

    AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS

    SHOP REDONE

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