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Yummie by Heather Thomson Partners with Panaxis Inc. to Expand Canadian Distribution

NEW YORK, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Yummie by Heather Thomson, the New York-based shapewear, ready-to-wear and denim brand, announces a partnership with Panaxis Inc. to expand its Canadian distribution.  Effective March 2013, Panaxis Inc. will distribute Yummie by Heather Thomson shapewear to leading retailers across Canada, including Hudson's Bay Co. and independent retailers.

Panaxis Inc., the Toronto-based leading supplier in Canada, is a major distributor for American-based brands, consisting of hosiery, intimates, shapewear and ready-to-wear, including Calvin Klein, HUE, Lodis and Wooden Ships.  Panaxis' strategic alliances with existing U.S branded product has resulted in a strong Canadian market share and long-standing relationships with department and specialty stores.

Panaxis Inc. will launch its partnership with Yummie by Heather Thomson by introducing the Spring '13 collection in over 40 locations of Hudson's Bay in addition to specialty boutiques.  Committed to inventory that will take Yummie Tummie intimates shapewear through the Spring/Summer '13 season, Panaxis will continue to expand Yummie by Heather Thomson's presence across Canada through Fall/Holiday '13 by supplying retailers with the brand's ready-to-wear and denim collections.

"I am so excited about our new partnership with Panaxis," said Heather Thomson, Founder and CCO of Yummie by Heather Thomson.  "Our Canadian customer makes up a large part of our business, and as a brand, we're looking forward to expanding our presence by launching in new doors throughout the country, especially with Panaxis's strong foothold at Canada's leading department store, Hudson's Bay.  Yummie has a long-term relationship with Lord & Taylor in the US, so focusing our expansion on their partnering retailer in Canada seemed like a very natural and organic fit."

ABOUT YUMMIE BY HEATHER THOMSON 
Heather Thomson revolutionized the shapewear industry with the launch of her shapewear brand Yummie Tummie in 2008. Thomson continues to evolve the brand each season; she launched Yummie by Heather Thomson, a complete ready-to-wear collection with dresses, tops, skirts, jackets and more in the fall of 2010.  In 2011, Thomson launched her Yummie Denim collection which has reformed the premium denim industry with pieces that lift, support and slim without losing their shape. Most recently, Thomson launched leggings for fall 2012 that offer 360° shaping throughout the waist and legs.  Yummie by Heather Thomson is today's leading hybrid of fashion meets function, an accessory that can be added for any occasion and any body type to make women feel confident, comfortable and stylish.  It's a modern collection of wardrobe layering basics that are meant to be seen.  Each piece in the collection smoothes and shapes to take pounds and bumps off a woman's appearance. Recognized as a leading innovator in shaping technology, Thomson has been issued a number of patents for her Yummie by Heather Thomson designs.  Yummie by Heather Thomson currently has distribution agreements in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Middle Eastern countries as well as extensive direct sales to more than 20 other countries.  Please visit http://www.YummieLife.com for additional information.

SOURCE Yummie by Heather Thomson



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