For Immediate Release
January 7, 2016
ELK Group Expands Accessory and Gift Offering with Pomeroy Acquisition
Nesquehoning, PA– ELK Group International is pleased to announce the purchase of Houston, Texas based accessory and gift wholesaler Pomeroy.
The Pomeroy Collection, founded in 1994, creates home furnishing products which are designed to be functional as well as beautiful. All of the company’s designs are created by their in-house design team, lead by Todd Pomeroy, which has helped elevate the company to become a leader in home fashion.
The company primarily distributes product throughout North America in a variety of categories including wrought iron and hand blown glass, lighting, decorative ceramics, fragrance, decorative pillows, seasonal, pet and garden.
ELK owns several of the furnishing industry’s well known style oriented and specialty brands, including Dimond Home (formerly Lazy Susan), Dimond Lighting, GuildMaster, LampWorks, Mirror Masters and Sterling, each offering their own personality and value proposition. With the collaboration of Pomeroy, the company will further develop exclusive designs across a broader range of product categories.
“Pomeroy’s design driven products are offered at compelling values which fulfills the entry level price point gap in our offering” states Bradford Smith, ELK Group’s Chief Executive Officer. “With now over 12,000 stocking skus, customers can access a multitude of products, across several brands in an even greater range of categories and price points,” continues Smith.
“ELK will provide a competitive edge in terms of operations and shipping, while allowing Pomeroy’s creative staff to focus on continued development of exciting new and unique product. Customers will also benefit through money saving programs such as consolidated shipments with the company’s other brands,” said Todd Pomeroy, CEO of Pomeroy.
For this Winter’s tradeshows, Pomeroy will unveil their 2016 product release in their showrooms at the America’s Mart (Building 2 Suite 1801), Dallas Trade Mart (Suite 2000) and the Las Vegas Market (Building C Suite 676).
ELK Group International, headquartered in Nesquehoning, PA, is a premier designer and importer of indoor and outdoor residential, designer and commercial lighting fixtures, decorative accessories and furniture. Through their vast distribution network, they function as a single source provider for a variety of complimentary furnishing categories. Their award winning team of international designers and engineers create coordinating products with uncompromising detail while ensuring each item is crafted to exceptionally high standards of quality, innovation and design.
The company founded in 1983 distributes over 12,000 products under ELK Lighting, Landmark Lighting, Alico, Nulco, Artistic, Cornerstone, Dimond Lighting, Lazy Susan, Dimond Home, GuildMaster, Sterling, Bailey Street, Lamp Works, Pomeroy, Mirror Masters and ELK Hospitality. Products are available at a network of lighting and furniture showrooms, electrical wholesale distributors, department stores and specialty home improvement companies throughout the world.
The Pomeroy Collection located in Houston, Texas was founded in 1994 by Todd Pomeroy, Mac Shaw, and Paul Pomeroy. What began as a quest to design the best wrought iron and handcrafted blown glass candle lighting products, produced solely in Mexico, soon grew to include distribution throughout the United States, as well as many countries worldwide.
Todd Pomeroy, the Design Director and lead designer for the company, working closely with a small close-knit team of designers in Houston, creates products in a variety of categories including wrought iron and hand blown glass lighting, decorative ceramics, fragrance, serveware, drinkware, decorative pillows, fountains, and garden. Pomeroy’s designs are all created in house while production is sourced from a variety of trusted manufacturers throughout the world.
Todd, whose career spans over twenty years, continues to travel extensively searching for new finishes, raw materials, and techniques to incorporate into the various collections. While remaining true to the founding principle of the company, which is great design born of a natural curiosity and playfulness, combined with the discipline of relentless exploration and focus, Pomeroy has become a leader in home fashion, creating products which are functional as well as beautiful.