Ronhill/Hilly launch in US through distributor RI Brands
Ronhill Sports and Hilly have launched in the US through distributor RI Brands.
The duo were launched in the US at last month’s The Running Event in Austin, Texas. The duo reported strong interest from retailers, with follow-up meetings requested to see the range in detail.
Ron Hill (pictured, right), founder of Ron Hill Sports, the precursor to Ronhill, attended The Running Event in his capacity of brand consultant.
Hill is a former European and Commonwealth marathon champion, who also won the Boston Marathon 40 years ago in a course record at the time of 2m10s.
Lasse Viren (pictured, left), the double Olympic 5k and 10k champion, also attended the show and visited Hill on the Ronhill/Hilly stand.
Graham Richards, Ronhill/Hilly’s brand director, sales and marketing, said: “The show was a major success and I was really impressed in the interest in both brands.
“I am certain that we will have a lot of success in the USA.”