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Profile: CSS Industries Inc (CSS.N)

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CSS Industries, Inc. (CSS), incorporated on November 5, 1923, is a consumer products company. The Company is primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of non-durable all occasion and seasonal social expression products, principally to mass market retailers in the United States and Canada. Its occasion and seasonal products include classroom exchange Valentines, infant products, journals, buttons, gift wrap, floral accessories, craft and educational products, Easter egg dyes and novelties, memory books, scrapbooks, stickers, stationery and other items. CSS also designs, manufactures, procures, distributes and sells a range of seasonal consumer products primarily through the mass market distribution channel. Its Christmas products include decorative ribbons and bows, boxed greeting cards, gift tags, gift bags, gift boxes, gift card holders, tissue paper and decorations.

The Company's Valentine product offerings include classroom exchange Valentine cards and other related Valentine products, while its Easter product offerings include Dudley's brand of Easter egg dyes and related Easter seasonal products. The Company's brands include Paper Magic, Berwick, Offray, C.R. Gibson, Markings, Stepping Stones, Tapestry, Seastone, Dudley's, Eureka, Stickerfitti, Favorite Findings and La Mode. CSS operates over 10 manufacturing and/or distribution facilities located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Alabama and Iowa. Its ribbons and bows are primarily manufactured and warehoused in over seven facilities located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina and Alabama. Non-woven ribbon and bow products are primarily made from polypropylene resin, a petroleum-based product, which is mixed with color pigment, melted and pressed through an extruder.

The Company's woven fabric ribbons are manufactured domestically or imported from Mexico and Asia. Imported woven products are either narrow woven or converted from bulk rolls of wide width textiles. Domestic woven products are narrow woven. Journals, educational products, infant products, memory books, scrapbooks, stationery, and other gift items are imported from Asian manufacturers and warehoused and distributed from a distribution facility in Alabama. Floral accessories, including pot covers, foil, waxed tissue, shred, aisle runners, corsage bags and other paper and film products are manufactured in facilities located in New Hampshire or imported from Mexico. Its products are warehoused and distributed from a distribution facility in Pennsylvania. Other products including, buttons, boxed greeting cards, gift tags, gift card holders, gift bags, gift wrap, decorative tissue paper, classroom exchange Valentine products, Easter products and decorations are produced to the specifications of CSS and are imported primarily from Asian manufacturers.

The Company competes with American Greetings Corporation, LLC and Hallmark Cards, Incorporated.

Company Address

CSS Industries Inc

450 Plymouth Rd Ste 300
PLYMOUTH MEETING   PA   19462-1644
P: +1610.7293959
F: +1302.6555049

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