Industry News 1/12/2009

PIPELINE Teams with Hawaii Intercontinental Corporation as Executive Distributor for the Islands

PIPELINE Teams with Hawaii Intercontinental Corporation as Executive Distributor for the Islands

PIPELINE International proudly announced today that the surf inspired brand is returning to it’s roots in Hawaii for Spring/ Summer 2009 through an exclusive distributor partnership with Hawaii Intercontinental Corporation (HIC). The agreement covers all soft and hard good categories; products will be sold to department and specialty stores throughout the Hawaiian Islands, Guam and Saipan.

“We are very pleased to be associated with Hawaii Intercontinental Corporation (HIC) and are excited about bringing the PIPELINE brand back to its home in Hawaii. HIC is totally focused on establishing PIPELINE as a leader in affordable quality surf and sport gear. They will distribute goods to retailers in the surf lifestyle market, which conforms with PIPELINE® International’s distribution and licensee model worldwide,” stated Alan Greenberg, President and CEO of PIPELINE International.

“We’re very enthusiastic about the addition of PIPELINE to our brand portfolio. It’s a perfect fit for our territory and complements the existing line-up of products we currently offer. The buzz has already started among our retailers and we anticipate great things for PIPELINE in the islands,” said Tina Kagoshima, President of Hawaii Intercontinental Corp.