Vandor Acquired By Bioworld Merchandising

Vandor, a design and distribution company that creates licensed home products including drinkware, kitchenware, home décor and sculpted collectibles, has been acquired by Bioworld Merchandising. Bioworld Merchandising delivers licensed apparel and accessories for entertainment brands.

Founded in 1957 and based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Vandor introduces hundreds of new designs annually for distribution in the U.S. and Canada. According to Bioworld, the acquisition will increase its global distribution and overall share of the licensing industry. Vandor’s design capabilities and manufacturing presence in Asia will continue to build upon Bioworld’s strength and leadership within the industry, the company said.

The acquisition comes on the heels of Bioworld’s recent acquisition of Global Design Concepts and launch of One61 Studio, its new technology division created to propel officially licensed products and apparel into the future.

“We were impressed by Vandor’s reputation for creating unique/differentiated high-quality products, and we’re excited about our growth in the housewares and home business,” said Raj Malik, Bioworld’s CEO. “This strategic acquisition is consistent with our mission to continue to expand our business into new licenses, channels of distribution and international markets while continuing to bring an unparalleled consumer experience across all our product categories.”