Dreams, Inc. (NYSE Amex: DRJ), a technology driven, multi-channel retailer focused on the licensed sports product industry, has partnered with the Portland Trail Blazers to re-launch the team’s official online sports store, www.TrailBlazersFanShop.com. The deal marks Dreams’ fifth alliance with an NBA team, following successful partnerships with the Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Bobcats, Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards.
“This new online shop provides Trail Blazers fans a greater range of gear and trend-specific merchandise through our proprietary and customizable e-commerce technology,” said Kevin Bates, president of Dreams’ retail division. “This technology, which is supported by our ongoing marketing expertise and superior customer service, delivers an unbeatable fan website for marketing partners like the Trail Blazers.”
The redesigned site will deliver an extensive array of products and sports memorabilia, including apparel, headwear, gifts, novelties, home décor and collectibles. This enhanced product selection is expected to deliver a substantial lift in sales along with an improved visitor experience.
“The decision to partner with Dreams was based upon their passion for delivering our fans the most comprehensive selection of Trail Blazers merchandise online,” said Kristi Wilson, senior director of retail for the Portland Trailblazers. “Dreams quickly and effectively delivered a turn-key website that dramatically expanded our merchandise offerings, along with a quality re-design and new ways to engage our site visitors.”
About the Portland Trail Blazers
Members of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Portland Trail Blazers were founded in 1970 and purchased by Paul G. Allen in 1988. The team's rich heritage includes 29 playoff appearances, three trips to the NBA Finals, an NBA championship in 1977 and a commitment to community service and sustainability. With a corporate mission to make it better in the community, the Trail Blazers strive to help children and their families throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington live, learn and play. The Trail Blazers are the first and only professional sports franchise to receive the prestigious National Points of Light Award for excellence in corporate and community service. The Trail Blazers home arena, the Rose Garden, became the first existing professional sports venue in the world to receive LEED Gold Certification. The team is also one of the founding members of the Green Sports Alliance. For more information, visit www.trailblazers.com.
About Dreams, Inc.
Dreams, Inc. (NYSE Amex: DRJ) is a technology driven, multi-channel retailer focused on the sports licensed products industry. For more information, please visit www.DreamsCorp.com.
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