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Old 01-17-2014, 01:25 PM
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Just heard today that Slumber Parties was purchased by Pure Romance. While this is definitely better than a company just closing outright, I know it is tough for consultants to transition.

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Old 01-17-2014, 01:46 PM
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Wow, Slumber Parties was around for a long time too. I never sold for them, but looked into it years ago. New consultants were required to fill out an application then interview with a regional manager before they would allow anyone to sign up. I was impressed by that because, especially due to the nature of their product line, they wanted to ensure they were well represented in a professional manner. That's a bummer, but agree better than outright closing, though current consultants are likely sitting on inventory labeled as SP.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:16 PM
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I agree with LAScents that they're moving to another company and a good one such as PR instead of starting all over. PR has been around for a long time and the first in that market so I'm sure consultants will be warmly embraced.
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Old 01-17-2014, 04:01 PM
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ugh - I just get a pit in my stomach seeing that another company closed, big hugs to all reps and hopefully they are excited about the new owners.
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:01 AM
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That's a bummer, but agree better than outright closing, though current consultants are likely sitting on inventory labeled as SP.
Indeed, sorry to hear another company being displaced, sucks having business cards n stuff labeled as SP for sure :/ But at least with the inventory they can still sell as cash & carry as "closeout merchandise" to try to recoup some $ hopefully. Best of luck to them all though

Funny thing though I just remembered... Years ago (10 yrs or so) I went to a Pure Romance party... and when I mentioned it to a friend they said "oh you mean a Slumber Parties Party". Were they once associated?
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:32 PM
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Funny thing though I just remembered... Years ago (10 yrs or so) I went to a Pure Romance party... and when I mentioned it to a friend they said "oh you mean a Slumber Parties Party". Were they once associated?
SP was one of the first legit companies of that product line. There were lots of wanna-bes for a while but they came and went quickly.(no pun intended :-O ) Maybe when PR was hitting the scene and were once an unknown it was because of companies such as SP that paved the way.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:42 PM
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The owner of SP and PR were once business partners, who split ways. Patty Brisben became Pure Romance and Kim Breechan became Slumber Parties. They were both in business for the last 20 years.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:17 PM
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I saw where a long-time SP rep had switched to PR. Now I know why.

I agree, though, that it's a lot better for them to be taken over than to have a company close outright. At least the process seems have been done rather smoothly?
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