Ogden Publications Acquires Product Company
(Press Release) TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 14, 2010)—Ogden Publications today announces the acquisition of Cataluña Enterprises, the company responsible for introducing Ogden's Natural Home line of kitchenware.
Cataluña will be renamed Natural Home Products LLC and will continue to use Ogden's brands to develop products for sale in retail stores and other markets. Natural Home Products currently sells sustainable kitchenware in Target and Meijer stores nationwide.
"Our publications provide readers with the knowledge they need to live inspired sustainable lifestyles. Our new Natural Home Products enterprise will allow us to explore conscientious sources for everyday products and to provide consumers with new products manufactured in ways that protect the environment and the workers who create them, around the world," says Bryan Welch, publisher and editorial director for Ogden Publications.
Natural Home Products LLC will be based in Ogden's Topeka, Kan., headquarters, with offices in Bentonville, Ark., and San Ramon, Calif. Andrew Perkins has been promoted to director of merchandising and events, and will oversee product development, merchandising and marketing for the subsidiary. Bill Mitchell, founder of Cataluña Enterprises, has joined Ogden and continues in his role running Natural Home Products.
About Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications Inc. is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Utne Reader, Capper's and Grit. Ogden Publications also provides insurance and financial services through its Capper's Insurance Service division.