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Concept One Classic Candy Brands from LMA, Inc.


Concept One Teams with LMA, Inc. for Classic Candy Brands, and with Design Plus for Popular Food Brands

January 15, 2013, New York, NY - Concept One today announced the acquisition of several candy brands represented by leading licensing agency, Lisa Marks Associates, Inc., including Spangler Candy's Dum Dums® brand, Smarties Candy Company's Smarties®, Impact Confections' Warheads® and Just Born's Classic PEEPS®, HOT TAMALES® and MIKE AND IKE® brands for Headwear and Cold Weather Accessories.

The company has also acquired a variety of food and beverage brands through licensing boutique, Design Plus, including Post® Cereal Brands such as Alpha-Bits®, Honey-Comb® and Golden Crisp® Sugar Bear, The ICEE Company's ICEE® and SLUSH PUPPiE® brands, and SUPERPRETZEL® Soft Pretzels from J&J Snack Foods.

"We're thrilled to add these classic brands to our licensed portfolio" said Sam Hafif, CEO of Concept One. "Consumers have grown up with these yummy products, and our accessories will allow them to further that connection in fun new ways."


Concept One Accessories is the premier resource for licensed fashion, sports, and entertainment accessories. Our well-rounded portfolio and expansive product offering establishes the company as the go-to resource for fashion accessories across all channels of distribution.

Concept One's commitment to growth is demonstrated by the company's continuous investments in production capabilities and strategic acquisitions. Concept One's steadfast and aggressive approach to growth will ensure the company's long term position as a proven leader in the accessories business.

The company was established in 1999 by brothers Sam and Bernie Hafif and employs over 150 people worldwide


LMA is a creative, full-service Licensing and Marketing Agency, focusing on strategic brand building and long-term revenue generation. LMA is unique in bringing clients innovative licensing expertise from the world's leading marketing and entertainment companies to develop powerful, cohesive, turnkey licensing programs. Based in New York, LMA consists of a coalition of experts and industry leaders in the fields of Licensing and Merchandising, Creative Development and Design, Product Development, Retail Business Development and Multimedia Brand Extensions. Lisa Marks, President of LMA, Inc., brings over twenty years of innovative and breakthrough licensing expertise with some of the world's leading entertainment companies and brands in the industry, including Disney, Nickelodeon and The Penguin Group. Her partner, Mickey Marks, Managing Director of

LMA, spent over twenty years in advertising and media agency management , most recently serving as President and CEO of Creative Media/PHD, an Omnicom company. For more information, please visit


DESIGN PLUS is a licensing boutique, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with satellite offices in the USA and Associates worldwide. Design Plus has operated internationally since 1983 building brand awareness and consumer loyalty for brand owners through carefully designed licensing programs,

best of breed manufacturers and select product categories that strengthen the brand at retail. CEO and award winning designer, Carol Janet, is credited with over thirty years of international brand building and together with cofounder and President, Meyer Janet, Design Plus has established itself as an industry leader in brand equity licensing. Design Plus is a proud LIMA member since 1997.

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