Sherman Oaks apparel company Cherokee Global Brands has entered into a licensing agreement that will bring Tony Hawk apparel to Walmart Canada stores next fall. The deal includes a broad selection of the skateboarder’s line of clothing, accessories and footwear aimed at boys and young men.
“This strategic relationship between Walmart and Cherokee Global Brands is a game-changer for us as we forge a new partnership with one of the largest and most innovative retailers in the world,” Henry Stupp, Cherokee’s chief executive, said in a prepared statement.
Cherokee’s brand portfolio also includes Carole Little, Liz Lange and Sideout. Licensing the Hawk brand to Walmart Canada is another step in the company’s long-term expansion: Last month it entered into an agreement with Netherlands-based Saborn Licensing Co. B.V. to manufacture and distribute Cherokee-branded apparel throughout Western and Central Europe starting next year.
The company sells apparel and accessories through retailers in 40 countries, including China, Russia, Israel, Mexico and India.
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