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Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 2, February 2012, Posted On: 2/10/2012

Coast To Coast Drops Plush Prices In Face Of High Textile Costs

Nick Montano
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SAYERVILLE, NJ -- Amid a tight, high-priced textile market, Coast to Coast Entertainment announced cost reductions for its plush products for cranes and redemption. The company is offering new mixes at unit prices as low as 95¢ for 7" to 11" plush merchandise.

Like other suppliers dependent on the prices of cotton and polyester, Coast to Coast had to pass along increased costs to its customers last year. Plush items typically include cotton fiber in the outer shell and polyester materials as filler. Cotton prices began to spike in the second half of 2010, and as they rose, demand for synthetic substitutes increased, and so did the cost.

While the cotton market has stabilized somewhat, prices remain high. Coast to Coast said it was able to negotiate better pricing with its overseas factory by increasing its order volumes. "Our methodology is simple," explained Coast to Coast's Jenny Dumervé, "we buy more and spend less, so we can pass the savings onto our customers."

A prime attraction of Coast to Coast's plush business is free freight on all orders, which the New Jersey company said it will continue to offer. Its regular mixes include 150 pieces; jumbo varieties are packed in 96-ct. boxes.

New Coast To Coast Plush Pricing:
Plush/20% Cartoon Ball Mix (7"-11") 95¢ (New Mix)
Plush/20% Knobby Ball Mix (7"-11") 95¢ (New Mix)
Licensed Plush 10% (7"-11") $1.15
Licensed Plush 25% (7"-11") $1.29 (New Mix)
Licensed Plush 50% (7"-11") $1.49
Licensed Plush 100% (7"-11") $1.79
Super Value Jumbo 10% Licensed (11"-14") $1.99 (New Mix)
Licensed Jumbo 30% (12"-18") $2.49 (New Mix)

Call (800) 224-1717 for more pricing information.

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