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Eclipse U.S. Licensees Discuss ’18 Outlook at Annual Meeting

Mattress manufacturer Eclipse International recently hosted its annual summit meeting with its U.S. licensing partners at its North Brunswick, N.J., headquarters.

The two-day meeting focused on the company’s 2018 outlook, which included new product initiatives and retail strategies and tactics.

In addition to stakeholders from its licensing partners, Eclipse hosted members from its ticking vendors and graphics partners, each of which unveiled updates for new programs for the company.

Each licensing partner also shared regional outlooks.

“This has been an outstanding year for our brands and our licensing partners. This meeting was not only a chance for us to celebrate this success together, but also gave us the opportunity to brainstorm with our licensing partners,” said Stuart Carlitz, president and CEO of Eclipse. “Setting aside time for dedicated conversations helps us establish a strategic focus for the company as we move into 2018. “

“We have a lot of exciting initiatives set for the new year, and the summit gave us the chance to collaborate with our domestic partners to guarantee a successful launch of the plan,” Carlitz added.

In addition to rolling out new plans, the group took time to reflect on its successes and challenges from this year while dissecting new developments and the competitive realm in which each licensee operates.

“The input from our partners is invaluable to our success and expansion,” Carlitz said. “Our licensees are on the frontline with our retail network and provide us with keen insight that will benefit our overall business.”

Eclipse, whose portfolio includes the Eastman House brand, has 16 U.S. licensees, four in Canada and 42 others serving 65 countries.

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