Sanrio celebrates 50 years

Last Wednesday, Hello Kitty was joined by Sanrio COO Kunihiko Tusji and Maxine Clark, founder, chairman and CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop to ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchangeall to commemorate Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary.

This week, the popular lifestyle company kicked off an entire year of events to celebrate their distinct philosophy, ” small gift, big smile,” that a small act of communication, friendship and sharing brings happiness to fans of all ages. Build-A-Bear is one Sanrio’s many business partners joining the celebration.

Check out the Focal Point story in our current issue, which highlights Sanrio and all of their plans! Visit Sanrio online for more, too.


-Janet Muniz

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