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Hello Kitty, a brand that was once synonymous with cute, cute toys, is coming back to the United States.
Burlington, MA, a suburb of San Francisco, announced it has been awarded a $250,000 contract to manufacture handbags for the Burlington, Massachusetts-based Hello Kitty brand.
The Burlington, Vermont-based company announced earlier this year that it would make a return to the U.S. as part of a new global agreement with the Department of Defense.
The department said the new contract was part of an effort to expand the company’s reach to “a broad range of customers, including military and law enforcement agencies.”
Burlington Mayor Steve Stilwell said he believes Hello Kitty’s return is part of “a larger global effort” to attract more business to the city, which has a large population of young adults.
The new contract will also include the purchase of Hello Kitty branded handbags.
The company will also supply Hello Kitty accessories, stickers, and other materials, Stilweill said in a statement.
“Burlington has a rich history of making products that inspire our city, including the iconic Hello Kitty toy,” Stilwill said.
“We’re excited to be working with the Burlington brand on their new Hello Kitty products and hope to serve the city for years to come.”
The announcement comes just months after the Burlington mayor announced a $25 million, five-year investment to revitalize the city’s downtown, with the goal of creating more businesses.
The deal comes just two weeks after Burlington Mayor Joe Curtatone, a former Hello Kitty employee, announced a new effort to bring back the beloved toy brand.
Last year, the company announced a plan to relocate to New York City, bringing with it a $1 million investment and a new manufacturing plant in Burlington.
Stilwall has not disclosed a timeline for when Hello Kitty will be back in the United State.
Burton’s Mayor Joe Crandall announced last year that the city would seek out a partner to produce Hello Kitty-branded handbags and accessories.
Burland’s announcement comes as the company faces challenges in the marketplace, with demand for its products dropping sharply in recent years.
In June, Burlington’s mayor announced that he planned to seek to revive the Burlington Burlington Toy Factory, which once employed around 700 people.