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A Son's Need for Time: The Cumberland Companies Featured on Amazon.com

Family-Owned Retailer Creates Jobs for Disabled

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cumberland Companies, makers of the The Shave Well Company® Fog-Free Shower Mirror and Tidy Tots® Disposable Potty Chair Liners, is currently featured on the home page of amazon.com for creating a successful business built on flexibility and giving back. The family-owned business relies on employees of Sunshine Industries, a vocational training facility for people with intellectual disabilities, for assembly and logistics, and Amazon.com Marketplace to fuel the consumer engine.

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"We're excited that Amazon chose to tell our story. My wife and I were searching for a way to manage a growing business while maintaining the flexibility needed to care for our own disabled child," said Bill Vogel, executive vice president of The Cumberland Companies. "Amazon.com Marketplace has helped make that possible."

Despite a difficult economic climate, the three year old company has grossed more than $1 million in sales and continues to grow. Both products were invented and designed by the Vogels.

"Bill and I come from corporate backgrounds, but our lives changed forever when our younger son, Charlie, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy when he was 2," reflected Dinah Vogel, president of The Cumberland Companies. "I decided I needed more flexibility as a mom to focus on my family at the time. When we started this business, we felt strongly that people with disabilities be afforded the opportunity to live meaningfully and contribute to economic growth. We have built our company on that principle and believe in the importance of giving back."

According to Amazon Services, The Cumberland Companies sales ranked among the top 25% of all Amazon sellers during the 2012 holiday season. In addition, customer satisfaction ratings were A+ during the period.

"We're one of thousands of small businesses thriving because of Amazon customers," said Bill Vogel. For more information or to purchase the Shave Well® Fog-Free Shower Mirror or Tidy Tots®, visit amazon.com.

About Cumberland Companies

The Cumberland Companies is a consumer products company headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. As the parent company of The Shave Well Company® and Tidy Tots Disposable Potty Chair Liners®, the culture is based on "Doing Well and Doing Good." Cumberland is a corporate partner of the St. Baldricks Foundation, an organization dedicated to funding childhood cancer research. For more information, visit thecumberlandcompanies.com.

Contact: Kelly Fletcher
865-249-8371
kfletcher@kellyfletcherpr.com

 

SOURCE Cumberland Companies



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