A MULTI-FACED COMPANY READY FOR EXPANSION AND DIVERSIFICATION
Smith’s Consumer Products Edge Experts draw on 137 years of experience to achieve success in the field, on the water, in the store and at the kitchen table. Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Smith’s Consumer Products began in 1886 as a manufacturer of sharpening tools based on Novaculite, a natural stone found in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas.
Smith’s history of producing exceptional sharpeners served as the platform for designing and manufacturing a wide range of specialty knife and tool offerings, designed with anglers, hunters, hikers, and campers in mind. Now, Smith’s Consumer Products launches the Smith’s Sporting Group, a multi-faceted company ready to expand and diversify in support of a lifetime of outdoor adventures.
“Smith’s Consumer Products has worked tirelessly to develop a wide range of high-quality knives, tools, and sharpeners to help anglers, hunters, and other outdoor enthusiasts find success, both in the field and at the table,” he notes. Ricky Dukes, Vice President of Marketing at Smith’s Sporting Group. “Our launch of Smith’s Sporting Group, the new home of Smith’s Consumer Products, sets the stage for new directions and future acquisitions as we strive to meet the needs of everyone who works and plays outdoors.”
“Although Smith has historically focused on sharpening products, we have always shared a great love for tools that provide the edge every passionate outdoor adventurer needs to succeed,” continues Dukes. “We are very excited to launch Smith’s Sporting Group, which will build on the quality and reputation of Smith’s Consumer Products as we reach new markets and connect with new groups of enthusiastic consumers.”
Products currently offered by Smith’s Sporting Group include sharpeners, knives, tools and accessories from Edge Experts at Smith’s Consumer Products. Brands currently included in Smith’s portfolio include FireWire, Kitchen IQ and Sabre. They are available at all major physical and online retailers from coast to coast.
“Through the formation of Smith’s Sporting Group, we are expanding on a 137-year legacy of providing superior products for outdoor sports enthusiasts. The name is appropriate for new growth as we expand our product offerings and develop additional consumer markets,” said Mike Taylor, CEO of Smith’s Consumer Products. “We are very excited about this new vision and will share more news from Smith’s Sporting Group in the near future,” added Taylor.
ABOUT THE SMITH SPORTS GROUP
Smith’s Sporting Group is a multifaceted and diversified company that supports a lifetime of outdoor activities. The new home of Smith’s Consumer Products is an Arkansas-based company that designs and manufactures a wide range of tools for the outdoor enthusiast, as well as knives for everyday carry, tactical, shop, kitchen, hunting needs. and fishing.