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Bliss Distribution acquired by Peachstate Hobby Distribution

Published on: 8th July 2022

Peachstate Hobby Distribution (PHD) increases global presence with the acquisition of Blackburn-based Bliss Distribution.

PHD has announced the acquisition of Bliss Distribution Limited, a leading UK-based distributor of trading cards, toys, games, and collectibles to businesses across the UK, the European Union and the globe. PHD is a distributor of sports cards, entertainment cards, collectible card games, board games, miniatures and hobby-related supplies based in Orlando, Florida.

Currently, PHD has six US locations, along with global locations for Coqui Hobby Distribution in Sao Paulo, Brazil and PHD HK in Hong Kong.

Peachstate Hobby managing member, Jim Grant, stated: “We could not be more excited to enter the UK and EU markets through this acquisition and feel we have the perfect match with Bliss. The staff have experience, passion and dedication to providing customers the absolute best buying experience in Europe. The European sports card market is expanding and has enormous potential for growth. PHD plans to be on the forefront of providing retailer and breaker support for sports trading cards.”

“We have long had an interest in the UK and European markets and believed we could provide service there ,”added Sito Sanchez, PHD managing member. “Once we met Bliss, their trajectory looked familiar to us. The company has grown at such a rapid pace and while it may not be the largest distributor out there, it really is the hardest working,”

Following the acquisition, Bliss will keep its name with the added tag line: “Bliss…powered by PHD.”

Cathryn Dunstan, Blliss managing director, said: “I am incredibly proud of the growth that the company has achieved over recent years and the reputation that it has built within the toy & hobby sectors. As a result of this success, it became clear that the time had come for the business to be part of a larger organisation. PHD is the perfect company to take Bliss to the next level. They have a wealth of experience that will ensure continued growth and both the team and I are excited to be a part of the PHD family. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our suppliers, customers and the team at Bliss as without their support this would not have been possible.”

 

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