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Fort Collins, CO, United States, 2009/05/01 - From today, phil&teds will be born (again) in the USA! With the opening of our brand spanking new US office we're becoming (almost) as American as apple pie - philandteds.com.
A newly appointed and fired up phil&teds USA team-led by long time phil&teds US Country manager, Jason Crowe - has taken over full management of the phil&teds business in the US.
"We've been doing business in the US for years now but there's no substitute for being on the ground, " said Jason Crowe, US Country Manager.
The new phil&teds home away from home is based in Fort Collins, Colorado.
"We're from a funky, outdoorsy spot down at the bottom of the world, and Fort Collins just felt like a similarly ideal spot for us. It's small but perfectly formed (much like our native New Zealand) and wedged conveniently between the coasts. Plus I'd be lying if I denied that we are attracted by the magic snowboarding and mountain biking on our doorstep, here!" said Crowe.
All logistics adn inventory management will be based in the midwest. A USA 1-800 number, manned by dedicated phil&teds heads, will service retailers and consumers, and there will be vastly greater focus than in the past on sales, marketing and in store presense.
"Our big hoary, audacious goal is to be the number one brand in juvenile..at least for parents who wanna live a dynamic life with kids," says Crowe. "We're just a little, energetic New Zealand company right now, but there's no harm in dreaming big, right?!"
Yup, it will be service kiwi style! "We're local; we're here; we're here to stay. We love the US; we want to do the best by US customers and reckon we can manage that most effectively by being here."
Quirky phil&teds is already chosen by thousands of parents and celebrities as thier "brand of first choice" for it's functionality and personality. Fans include Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Naomi Watts, Jack Black...
In the Big Apple Gwyneth sports and apple buggy (for kids Apple and Moses). She's such a fan that she's endorsed it by saying, "we loved it so much we got a second (for our London home)."
We love Gwyneth as much as we love America (and apple pie)!
For customer care call 1 800-839-4985, F: 800-886-6031 or email uscare[.]philandteds.com.