"Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century."
"If you're an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary; If you're not an Elvis fan, no explanation is possible."
"For a dead man, Elvis Presley is awfully noisy."
(Professor Gilbert B. Rodman)
"History has him as this good old country boy, Elvis is about as country as Bono!"
"Absolute id crashed into absolute superego...as the uptightset man in America shook hands with just about the loosest."
(Mark Feeney on the 'Elvis meets Nixon' meeting)
"Elvis is everywhere"
(Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper)
"...especially in the South, they talk about Elvis and Jesus in the same breath"
(Michael Ventura, LA Weekly)
EPE Signs With eFashion Solutions To Handle Online and Catalog Elvis Retail
Soon, we will switch from the fullfilment company that has been operating
ShopElvis.com and our catalog business for us. Following is the press release
about our signing with eFashion Solutions. A new Shop Elvis will debut here on
ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERPRISES SELECTS eFASHION
SOLUTIONS, LLC TO MANAGE WORLDWIDE WEB RETAILING
Memphis, TN - July 1, 2005 --Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) announced today it
has signed the nation’s leading ecommerce provider, eFashion Solutions, LLC,
(www.efashionsolutions.com) to manage the global web-retailing for officially licensed
and trademarked Elvis products. eFashion Solutions, LLC will be responsible for the
worldwide web-marketing and web-retailing for web, catalogue and fan club sales for all
merchandise that bears the Elvis trademark, likeness and image of Elvis.
“The business of internet retail is already a considerable aspect
of our highly successful website, elvis.com,” stated Carol Butler, Director of
Worldwide Licensing for EPE. “After considerable searching, we are convinced
that the eFashion Solutions team can help take us to the next level,
Over the next 18 months, eFashion Solutions, LLC plans to enhance the business by
leveraging their international platform, including accepting foreign currency and providing
faster and less expensive shipping to Elvis aficionados and fans from over 120 countries.
eFashion Solutions, LLC (www.efashionsolutions.com) is a turnkey eCommerce service
provider which has been successful in creating profitable flagship web-stores for global
consumers for the hottest celebrities of the day including Jennifer Lopez, Eminem, Russell
Simmons, Kimora Lee Simmons, JayZ and Damon Dash, Rapper Nelly and others. Launching
5 ½ years ago with $3,000 and an idea, the husband and wife team of Edward Foy, Jr. and
Jennifer Silano-Foy now employ over 100 in their Secaucus, NJ-based 71,000 sq.
ft. warehouse/call center/design facility with revenues reaching $30M in 2004
with additional growth expected in 2005.
“eFashionSolutions, LLC will assist EPE in continuing and expanding the legacy of Elvis Presley,”
stated Edward Foy, Jr. CEO. “Our team believes foremost in high profit margin through
leveraging brand integrity. And, although he passed away 28 years ago, Elvis
continues to be the most recognized image in American pop culture and beloved
around the world. The demographics of his fans are growing younger, so it makes
sense for EPE to expand their business with a young organization with hip
clients such as ours.”
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles.
In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel,
EPE isaggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and
television, film, video and internet projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit Elvis.com.
EPE is a wholly owned subsidiary of CKX, Inc., a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ National
Market System (NMS) under the ticker symbol CKXE.
"Elvis Presley is the supreme socio-cultural icon in the history of pop culture"
(Dr. Garry Enders)
" Elvis is the 'glue' which holds our society together....which subconciously gives our world meaning"
"Eventually everybody has to die, except Elvis"
(humorist Dave Barry)
"He is the "Big Bang", and the universe he detonated is still expanding, the pieces are still flying"
(Greil Marcus, "Dead Elvis")
"I think Elvis Presley will never be solved"