FORT WAYNE, Ind., September 22, 2003 –
Stumps, the nation’s leading supplier and manufacturer of spirit,
prom, and party supplies since 1926, announced today that it has formed
a strategic alliance with Amazon.com. Stumps Spirit, the company’s
cheerleading and spirit division, will sell its merchandise through
Amazon.com’s new Sporting Goods store (www.amazon.com/sportinggoods).
Amazon.com, a leading online retailer, officially
launched its new Sporting Goods store today. In the store, Stumps
Spirit offers customers thousands of cheerleading supplies and apparel
items, spirit essentials for sports fans, decorations, wearables,
and much more. Stumps Spirit will add thousands of products to the
store as it grows and expands.
“We are excited to begin this relationship
with Amazon.com,” said Shep Moyle, president of Stumps. “Because
Amazon.com is a leading online retailer, we believe that we will be
able to supply even more customers with cheerleading and spirit supplies.
Our alliance with Amazon.com will benefit both customers and Stumps
The Stumps Spirit catalog and corresponding
website features more than 15,000 spirit and cheerleading products.
It is one of 15 catalogs in the Stumps family. The latest catalog
in the Stumps family is the new BirthdayZ by ShindigZ catalog, released
in early 2003.
Since 1926, Stumps has been America’s leading supplier of prom
and party supplies. Stumps ships products from its facilities in South
Whitley, Ind. across the United States and around the world to 55
countries. With more than 33,000 products, 15 different catalogs,
and eight distinct websites, Stumps provides customers with the complete
party solution. Stumps was named “Entrepreneur of the Year”
by Ernst and Young in 1999 and one of “Indiana’s 100 Fastest
Growing Companies” by the Indiana University Kelley School of
Business. In 2000, Forbes Magazine named Stumps/ShindigZ.com one of
the “Top 400 Websites in America.” In 2002, Shep and Wendy
Moyle, owners of Stumps, were named “Catalogers of the Year”
by Catalog Success Magazine. Stumps is the fourth largest employer
in Whitley County, Ind. More information about Stumps can be found