C&A Marketing Inc. (C&A) has re-opened eighteen select Ritz
Camera & Image Stores across the country along with the online
speciality imaging business, RitzPix.com.
C&A purchased the Ritz Camera Family of brands including Ritz Camera,
Camera World, Wolf Camera, Inkley's Photo and Camera West during the
September 2012 bankruptcy auction, which includes the retail stores, all
supporting websites and social media accounts, the speciality online
imaging business as well other pertinent technologies.
The eighteen brick and mortar stores re-opening are located across the
country and are staffed by the original store employees, ensuring that
consumers - both photography professionals and casual enthusiasts - will
continue to receive knowledgeable and personal experience when they
enter their local one-stop shop for all of their photography needs. The
stores and websites will have fresh, current, and comprehensive
inventory, and will continue to offer the full range of quality imaging
products and services that consumers have come to expect of the Ritz
Camera brand. In addition to the stores, C&A will grow the online
imaging speciality business, RitzPix.com, which provides high standard
photography offerings including film processing, image restorations,
premium gifts including custom book printing, and more at the retail
locations and a full-service imaging lab.
"We chose these eighteen stores to re-open because they are in key
markets across the country that need a personal, knowledgeable photo
speciality shop, which also serve as an integral part of their
communities. Even though the photo industry continues to transform, we
are dedicated to bringing a new, sustainable business model to the Ritz
Camera stores and their customers," commented Harry Klein, President of
C&A Marketing, Inc. "Our strategic investment focuses on integrating our
online sites with our retail locations, and to offer a one-stop
photography resource where customers can purchase premium products and
popular imaging gifts... all while working one-on-onewith the local
experts our customers have grown to know and respect. The Ritz Camera
Family of brands has long been synonymous with high quality customer
service and we plan to uphold that proud tradition, while updating the
retail mix to reflect current market dynamics."
Below is a list of Ritz Camera Family of stores that will remain open:
As an extra incentive for long-time customers of the Ritz Camera Family
of stores, C&A has decided to continue the legacy customer loyalty
programs (RitzPix Network and Frequent Foto) to reward their loyalty and
support during the past few years. Now, customers will be able to take
advantage of these legacy programs during the upcoming Holiday season.
To thank long-time customers for their continued patronage and support,
the Ritz Camera Family of stores is inviting all customers, friends, and
families to in-store celebrations on Sunday, November 18. Activities
include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, refreshments, in-store photo
opportunities as well as doorbuster and night owl promotions. Interested
parties should contact their local Ritz Camera store for full details,
here for the store locator.
Ritz Camera and Image was founded by Benjamin Ritz in 1918. Throughout
its long history, Ritz Camera acquired well-known photo retail brands
Camera World, Wolf Camera, Inkley's Photo, Camera West and other strong
local brands. The retailer offers a variety of cameras, accessories and
camera related services from the top brands in the industry.
C&A is a veteran in the imaging space, having over 20 years' experience
both in wholesale distribution, sourcing and retail operations. As the Polaroid
Licensee for instant digital imaging products, security cameras, sports
action cameras and accessories, C&A already plays a significant role in
the resurgence of one iconic American imaging brand.
About C&A Marketing, Inc.
C&A Marketing is a leading manufacturer and reseller of digital cameras,
camcorders, and related accessories in the consumer electronics
marketplace. Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., C&A Marketing is
the Polaroid Licensee for instant digital camera, sports video
camera, security camera and photo accessories. C&A recently acquired
portions of Ritz Camera and Image LLC, including the company's stores,
the Ritzpix Network and the ritzcamera.com, wolfcamera.com
websites. With over two decades in business, the depth and breadth of
their inventory is constantly expanding as is their presence and
reputation in the consumer electronic marketplace.
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