OAK BROOK, Ill. & RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--C&A Marketing Inc., the New Jersey-based company who recently purchased Calumet Photographic announces the grand reopening of the Oak Brook store on Sunday, May 11. Calumet is an iconic, 75 year-old Chicago-based photo/imaging chain that was forced into bankruptcy in March.
“We realize some people may be surprised at how fast we have moved to reopen this store, however we did due diligence before we stepped in to bid on the brand—and in the process realized the Oak Brook location was the best representation of the thinking Calumet should have deployed chain-wide,” explained Chaim Pikarski, C&A Marketing’s Executive Vice President. “From a business perspective, we know what’s needed, we have the resources to ensure that inventory is in place and the key staff that ‘built” this location is intact and ready to work. Even more important is that our customers want us there, so why wait?”
The Oak Brook store was one of the chain’s newer locations and also the most forward thinking and successful. When it reopens this Sunday, it will be with the inventory Pro’s expect, the staff consumers are used to and the services, including rental, intact.
C&A Marketing views the Calumet acquisition as a key component to expanding their brand profile, with Calumet providing the pro & “prosumer” photography professionals the best in products and services. For 75 years, Calumet defined “photo retailing to professionals” and C&A is determined to rebuild the brand as quickly and efficiently as possible. C&A will make further reopening announcements shortly.
The Oak Brook store is located at 1600 W 16th Street, Oak Brook, IL and can be reached starting on Sunday at 630-860-7458. The store will be open Sunday from 12pm to 5pm and Monday through Friday from 9am to 7pm.
About C&A Marketing, Inc.
C&A Marketing is a leading manufacturer, distributor and online reseller of cameras and photographic equipment. Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., C&A is the Polaroid Licensee for instant digital camera, sports video camera, IP home security cameras and photo accessories. In addition to their recent acquisition of Calumet, C&A also owns and operates 14 Ritz Camera and Image stores across the United States including Camera World, Wolf Camera and Inkley’s Camera. C&A also continues to expand the RitzPix.com imaging business. With over two decades in business, the depth and breadth of their inventory is constantly expanding as is their presence and reputation in the consumer electronic marketplace.