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PRESS RELEASE: Canon, Coach Deliver Digital ELPH Coach Edition Gift Set
October 2003 (Newstream) -- If good things come in small packages, then be on the lookout this holiday season for the small yet powerful and stylish Digital ELPH Coach Edition Gift Set, consisting of a Canon PowerShot S400 or SD100 Digital ELPH camera wrapped in its own custom made leather case from Coach.
This elegant and thoughtful present features either the Canon PowerShot S400 or the Canon PowerShot SD100 Digital ELPH cameras, custom made Coach black leather carrying case, and Coach Edition metal neck strap, all in a luxury gift box. The sleek leather design and classic Coach workmanship complement the superior optical quality that has become synonymous with Canon.
"From the moment consumers set their sights on this stylish package, wrapped in a white holiday display box with a red ribbon, they will know immediately that something special is inside," said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "This new Digital ELPH Coach Edition Gift Set combines one of the most highly sought-after accessory brands in the world with one of the most popular digital cameras."
The PowerShot S400 digital camera features a two-tone metallic exterior, and a 4.0 Megapixel sensor, a 3x Canon Zoom lens and a number of advanced features including a movie mode with built-in editing options. The PowerShot SD100 digital camera is a sleek and slender 3.2 megapixel camera that utilizes ultra-compact SD memory cards.
The Digital ELPH Coach Edition Gift Set includes:
- PowerShot S400 or SD100 Digital ELPH camera kit
- New style black leather Coach case
- Coach Edition Metal Neck Strap
- Gift Display Box
"Coach is always looking to accommodate the needs of our tech-savvy customers, while helping them accessorize in a stylish manner," said Kate Buggeln, senior vice president, Strategic Planning and Business Development, for Coach. "We feel that this new black leather case, along with Canon's PowerShot cameras, offer consumers a unique and fashionable gift in time for the holidays."
The Digital ELPH Coach Edition Gift Set will be available at select retailers for an estimated retail price of $499 and $399 for the S400 and SD100, respectively.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. In 2001, the Company was listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America, and was ranked #39 on the Business Week list of "Top 100 Brands." Its parent company Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is a top patent-holder of technology, ranking second overall in the U.S. in 2002, with global revenues of $24.5 billion. Canon U.S.A. employs more than 10,000 people at over 30 locations. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com .
Coach, with headquarters in New York, is a leading American marketer of fine accessories and gifts for women and men, including handbags, women's and men's small leather goods, business cases, weekend and travel accessories, footwear, watches, outerwear, jewelry, sun wear, furniture and related accessories. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, through the Coach catalog in the U.S. by calling 800/223-8647 and through Coach's website at www.coach.com . Coach's shares are traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COH.
(First posted on Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 13:03 EDT)