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13 January 2020

Mainetti Group Bolsters Design, Branding, Technology Solutions in the US Market Through Acquisition of The Star Group

Creative Capabilities Compliment, Expand RECA Subsidiary Offerings

KEASBEY, NEW JERSEY – January 13, 2020 – Mainetti Group, a global supplier of retail products and solutions, is pleased to announce it has acquired The Star Group, a creative branding and packaging solutions provider located in Lodi, New Jersey.

The Star Group delivers design, manufacturing and distribution solutions to leading apparel retailers and brands, through a broad offering of labels, tags, specialty trim and other highly personalized products. The Star Group has also capitalized on the explosive growth of e-commerce by partnering with online retailers to brand their shipping packages.

Mainetti will be integrating The Star Group with its wholly owned subsidiary RECA Group, which also offers labels, hangtags and packaging for many of the world’s best-known luxury fashion brands. The new unit will operate as Star-Reca, A Mainetti Company.

“The addition of The Star Group’s professional talent and extensive portfolio of branding solutions deepens Mainetti’s ability to serve global retail brands with the most creative and unique products for their needs,” said Paul Withers, Group Global Head of Packaging at Mainetti. “We understand the competitive demands of the retail and apparel industry, and we are confident we can help today’s brands effectively engage with their customers in a way no other company can.”

Similar to Mainetti, The Star Group is committed to sustainability, offering environmentally-friendly labeling and packaging products, as well as organic and recycled alternatives to traditional packaging.

“We are proud to become part of the Mainetti family, a company that’s been a true pioneer and global leader in the retail industry,” said Michael Friedman,President and CEO, The Star Group. “Mainetti is highly respected for its commitment to excellence and superior customer service. Together with RECA, we will be able to bring premium products and solutions to the market, giving our customers unrivaled choice and support. We look forward to our collective growth and success in the years to come.”