EAST ISLIP, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 10/02/12 -- Gunther Grant, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GNGR) reported today that its subsidiary, Got Chocolates, Inc. has begun production of its Betty Boop chocolates. Got Chocolates was awarded two year licensing rights to produce Betty Boop confections which can include not only chocolate bars, but any type of confection displaying the universal Icon.
Got Chocolates entered into the Betty Boop licensing agreement with King Features, a division of the Hearst Corporation. King Features Syndicate is the world's premier distributor of comics, columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games to newspapers and websites. It is also a worldwide leader in merchandise licensing and entertainment. King Features distributes more than 130 features plus editorial packages to more than 6,000 daily, weekly and community newspapers and websites around the globe.
"Betty Boop is a $2 billion per year ICON that is TIMELESS. Unlike fads that come and go each month, Betty Boop has been popular since the 1930s and still going stronger than ever. Everyone knows a BOOP fan. Even if you don't like Betty Boop, people still know dozens that do. This is a great opportunity for our Company to accelerate revenue generation and drive shareholder value," stated Grant Newsteder, CEO of Gunther Grant Inc.
About Betty Boop
Since her 1930 debut at the New York City-based Fleischer Studios, Betty Boop has become a billion-dollar retail property, licensed in virtually every product category by quality manufacturers. She is an undeniable licensing sensation in the United States and has increased in popularity with consumers around the world. Her classic likeness graces fine products from apparel and fashion accessories to consumer electronics and home décor, from gifts and collectibles to food, toys and even lottery tickets and gaming machines. A universal icon, she has teamed up with world-famous brands such as Coca-Cola and Chevrolet in dual licensing programs, has appeared in print and TV campaigns for advertisers such as Mercedes Benz and Garnier Lumina, and has expanded her presence at Universal theme parks in Orlando, Japan, Spain. Betty also has her own successful suite of banking products via Bank of America.
About Gunther Grant, Inc.
Gunther Grant, Inc. owns controlling interest and manages various companies in the confections industry that specialize in chocolate production, confection technology, mold production, and specialty advertising. The Company owns Got Chocolates, Inc., www.GotChocolates.com, www.WonkaChocolates.com, Supercrave.com, www.logococo.com, and the rights to produce BETTY BOOP confections. Through its subsidiaries, Gunther Grant, Inc. has been producing chocolates for retailers and wholesalers for over 35 years.
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