Phoenix’s CBC Group in buying mode

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter

Two companies owned by Phoenix-based CBC Group Inc. have made new acquisitions.

Creative Brands and Christian Brands are both part of CBC Group. All three are based in Arizona.

Creative Brands announced Jan. 27 it was acquiring Bella il Fiore Co, of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

It was founded in 2000 and sells “sleep, spa and beauty textiles to the specialty gift, spa, and wellness markets”, according to a news release. ( ).

Bella il Fiore’s product line includes pajamas, sleep masks, robes and headbands along with beauty, face and skin care accessories.

Creative Brands is a distribution, importing and manufacturing firm with six catalogs of products selling to an assortment of retailers across the country.

Its acquisitions include Santa Barbara Design Studio, Slant Collections, 47 th & Main, Stephan Baby, Heartfelt and Face Two Face Designs in the gift industry in addition to their Faithworks brand that distributes inspirational products to the Christian retail marketplace

Christian Brands has also acquired the Alfred Mainzer Greeting Card Company of Long Island City, New York.

Alfred Mainzer was founded in 1938 and provides Catholic and Christian greeting cards as well as Christmas Cards.

The company makes die cut, gold stamped greeting cards printed in Europe including Catholic paper cards and seasonal gift giving.

“We are very pleased to have a new steward for our wonderful family brand who will share our vision for the future. The Christian Brands team is well versed with the needs of our industry and can help strengthen the Mainzer marketing position across all channels of distribution,” said Barry Mainzer. “With their resources, and the help of their field sales force, telemarketing staff and sophisticated web presence, we firmly believe that Alfred Mainzer will continue to grow dramatically and offer our customers the highest quality products and superior customer service that our industry has come to expect.”

Other recent acquisitions include Gerffert, R.J. Toomey, Creed, Berkander, Jeweled Cross, Robert Smith, Will & Baumer and Sudbury Brass.

Paul DiGiovanni, President of Christian Brands, said, “We are thrilled to be continuing the wonderful Alfred Mainzer brand. The Mainzer family have combined vision and hard work to build this unique Catholic card brand and we look forward to offering this exclusive grouping of quality products to our new combined customer base.”

CBC is based in Phoenix and also has manufacturing facilities, a call center, and a distribution center in Tennessee.

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