Spencer Spirit Holdings, Inc. Names Rick Goralnick as Division Vice President of Licensing
Executive Move Strengthens Retailer’s Commitment to Building a Robust Partnership Portfolio
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J., Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Spencer Spirit Holdings, Inc., operator of Spencer’s and Spirit Halloween, today announced the appointment of Rick Goralnick as Division Vice President of Licensing. Goralnick will oversee licensing for both Spirit Halloween and Spencer’s.
In this new role, Goralnick is responsible for the overall creation and leadership of the brand’s corporate licensing strategy, social media marketing, and Spencer’s in-store marketing programs. The position has a strategic impact on the business and leads the way in fostering cross-functional relationships within Spirit Halloween and Spencer’s as well as with leading licensors across North America.
“Rick is a great addition to our dynamic team,” said Steven Silverstein, President and CEO of Spencer Spirit Holdings, Inc. “His extensive knowledge of the space will be vital in growing partnerships and experiences to support our brand’s ongoing growth and to further deepen our commitment to our shoppers.”
Goralnick brings more than 30 years of expertise in product licensing and acquisitions, marketing and brand management from notable companies such as Marvel Entertainment, Crayola, Hasbro, and Reebok.
About Spirit Halloween
Spirit Halloween (spirithalloween.com) is the largest Halloween specialty retailer in the country with more than 1,300 locations in strip centers and malls across North America. Celebrating 34 years of business, Spirit is the authority on all things Halloween, offering one-stop shopping for everything from costumes to decor and party goods to accessories. In addition to being a fun and interactive event for shoppers, Spirit stores offer complete selections of costumes and accessories for infants/toddlers, children, ‘tweens, teens, and adults along with exclusive decor you won’t find anywhere else.
At the heart of Spirit Halloween is Spirit of Children (spiritofchildren.com), a program which focuses on making hospitals less scary for kids and their families. Since its inception in 2006, Spirit of Children has raised over $37 million for the Child Life department at hospitals across the country. Donations to Spirit of Children stay within local communities, with 100% of funds going toward a child’s life. For the 2017 Halloween season, Spirit of Children will be supporting 139 hospitals across the country, with a goal to raise $8.0 million. Spirit encourages customers to help make a difference in a child’s life this Halloween season by donating at their local Spirit Halloween or spreading awareness via Facebook and Instagram by using #SpiritofChildren in their photos.
For more than 65 years, Spencer’s (spencersonline.com) has been selling unique and edgy lifestyle accessories. Founded in 1947 as a mail order catalog in Pennsylvania, the company opened its first brick and mortar store in 1963 and has since grown to more than 690 locations. Winner of Chain Store Age’s “Storefront of the Year,” Spencer’s sells T-shirts, accessories, jewelry, drink ware, and more.
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