The Company utilizes a variety of marketing activities, including television, radio and print advertising campaigns, sweepstakes and promotions designed to create consumer awareness and increase retail sales of its products. Traditionally, the Company has also relied on the popularity of its sports and other licensed products and the consumer recognition of its brand names to help promote its products. Industry practices require that the Company provide the right to return on sales of trading card products excluding those to hobby accountson confectionery products and on sales of most sticker album products overseas.
There are two principle segments of the business, Confectionery and Entertainment. In the Confectionery segment, Topps markets premium confectionery brands including lollipops such as Push Pop, Baby Bottle Pop and Juicy Drop Pop, Bazooka brand bubble gum and certain licensed candy items.
The Company also manufactures and markets Ring Pop lollipops. In the Entertainment segment, the Company markets branded products including trading cards and sticker album collections featuring professional athletes and popular television, movie and other licensed characters. The Company also markets branded collectible strategy games.
While continuing to market products under the Merlin brand, Topps changed its corporate name to Topps Europe Ltd. Headquartered in New York, N.
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Branded lollipops include Ring Pop candy molded into the form of an exaggerated precious gem stone and anchored to a plastic ringPush Pop a cylinder-shaped lollipop packaged in a plastic container with a removable cap, designed to enable consumers to eat a portion of the pop and save the rest for laterBaby Bottle Pop a miniature baby bottle filled with powder, candy juice, or crunchy candies and topped with a candy nipple and Juicy Drop Pop a lollipop in a plastic case which also contains candy juice to be squirted onto the pop for boosting its flavor.
Trademarks of The Topps Company, Inc. Unless otherwise indicated, all date references refer to fiscal years. In fiscalthe Company will relocate Bazooka manufacturing to a lower cost producer in Mexico, and relaunch the brand.
The product line will be expanded to feature a new twist wrap format, with each individually-wrapped piece containing a comic featuring Bazooka Joe, a copyrighted cartoon character, as well as gum-filled lollipops and gum balls. The Company intends to support the relaunch of the brand with national television advertising.
Additionally, in recent years the Company has marketed Yu-Gi-Oh! Going forward, the Company believes that distribution, advertising, and new products represent viable sources of growth and is directing its focus accordingly.
Overseas, the primary emphasis is on delivering innovative products to the marketplace and securing new listings in key retailers. The Company markets cards in various size packages for distribution through a variety of trade channels.
Sticker album products are designed so that stickers, which are sold in packages, can be placed in an associated album that contains detailed information on the subject.
The Company has not produced NHL Hockey products during the two most recent seasons and does not expect to do so in the foreseeable future.
Additionally, in fiscal the Company sold sticker album products associated with the European Football Championship, which occurs every four years. The Company attempts to ensure that each brand of sports cards has its own unique positioning in the marketplace. Internationally, the Company distributes sticker album collections under the Merlin and Topps brands.
From time to time, the Company has also sold cards and stickers featuring self-created entertainment properties such as Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids and Mars Attacks. Entertainment cards and sticker album collections have experienced peaks and valleys of consumer interest, a fact which has prompted the Company to be highly selective in determining which entertainment licenses to pursue.
Card and sticker album collections are prepared with care and often use special technologies and reproduction techniques. The Company continuously strives to update the features of its cards and sticker album collections and seeks new ideas and printing technologies.
Each week on the etopps website, a limited number of cards featuring distinguished athletes, current events, and other features are offered for sale. The Company also markets memorabilia over the Internet through ToppsVault. During fiscalthe Company decided to exit one of its Internet operations, thePit.
Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, WizKids is a designer and marketer of collectible and constructible strategy games. Some games are played with miniature figurines on bases containing game-specific information. Core products are sold under the MechWarrior, Mage Knight and HeroClix brand names and are marketed primarily through the hobby channel.
In fiscalWizKids broadened its product line to include constructible strategy games and has since introduced products licensed under the NASCAR name and its own Pirates and Football Flix brands.
Confectionery sales to other channels are handled by broker organizations managed by Topps employees. In fiscalTopps consolidated much of its broker network, joining forces with a strong national organization, which provides greater retail coverage and increased focus.
Topps confectionery products reach tens of thousands of retail outlets including supermarkets, drugstores, convenience stores, mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs, dollar stores, video outlets and other specialty accounts.
In most of Europe, as well as in Latin America, Japan and Australia, sales are generated primarily through distributors serviced by Topps employees.Topps financial information, fundamentals and company reports including full balance sheet, profit and Loss, debtors, creditors, financial ratios, rates, margins, prices and yields.
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