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Thermos Acquires Brands Home & Leisure Group

Thermos, the world's leading manufacturer of portable insulated food and drink containers, announces the acquisition of its distribution partner in the United Kingdom

BHL distributes to the UK market on behalf of several top brands through a range of retail channels. It was first established in the 1930s as a distributor of housewares products, specialising in glassware. As part of the acquisition, the existing senior management team of Nick Kime, Mark Snape and Richard Walker will remain in place to lead the business, and look forward to working closely with the Thermos team to help deliver the group's plans.

'BHL has been a valuable and steadfast partner for 16 years,' says Rick Dias, President and Chief Operating Officer, Thermos L.L.C., whose parent companies acquired BHL Group Ltd. 'We are excited to join together in this new alliance and look forward to creating opportunities for expanded growth in the UK market.'

Says Nick Kime, Managing Director of BHL: Thermos and Genuine Thermos Brand products have been at the core of our business since the beginning of our partnership. This is a natural next step in the evolution of our successful union.'

Since its inception in 1904, the Thermos brand has become renowned for its design, innovation and high quality. Significant investment around the world has seen the Thermos brand enjoy sustained growth in recent years, both globally and in the UK, which has helped sustain the market-leading position it enjoys today. With this acquisition, Thermos will actively pursue plans to further develop its business in the UK.

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