November 03, 2011 08:03 ET

Hartmann to Launch High-Quality Luggage and Leather Goods on ShopNBC November 3

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - Nov 3, 2011) - ValueVision Media (NASDAQ: VVTV), a multichannel electronic retailer operating as ShopNBC (, announced today the premiere of Hartmann luggage, a leader in the travel goods industry for over 130 years, on Thursday, November 3 at 11pm ET. Debuting during ShopNBC's Holiday Countdown Event, the one-hour show will feature Hartmann high-quality, stylish carrying bags for the discerning traveler, just in time for holiday gift-giving.

Hartmann has been handcrafting the finest quality luggage and leather goods to meet the diverse and ever-changing needs of today's travelers for more than a century. Throughout its history, Hartmann has upheld its image as the definitive American purveyor of stylish carrying bags, always viewing luggage as a veritable fashion accessory. From gorgeous yet practical trunks and pullmans to smaller, fashionable suitcases, Hartmann continues to be the brand of choice for those who appreciate timeless American luxury.

As part of the Hartmann luggage premiere on ShopNBC, the collection will feature briefcases, totes, duffels and suitcases from their J. Hartmann Reserve Collection and the Hartmann Stratum Collection. The J. Hartmann Reserve Belting Leather Collection yields superior quality, updated styling and enhanced features for today's sophisticated traveler. Crafted from premium North American steer hides, this hard-to-find collection features extreme durability, a beautiful patina and enhanced luster. The Hartmann Stratum Collection is crafted using extraordinarily durable nylon fabric treated to be water and stain repellent. Trimmed with handsome top-grain leather and finished with high-gloss nickel hardware, the Stratum Collection is as functional as it is stylish. All of Hartmann's versatile pieces feature solid construction, ultimate mobility and organization, elegant yet durable details and dynamic shapes for adaptable travel.

"We are excited about the opportunity to showcase some of our signature products on ShopNBC," said Dick Kunkle, VP Sales, Marketing and New Product Development for Hartmann. "Hartmann takes pride in offering the finest materials and quality workmanship that makes us known the world over as a leader in the travel goods industry. ShopNBC's commitment to quality programming coupled with their dedication to featuring higher-end products make Hartmann a great match. The winners are the viewers who will have a choice of our Stratum Ballistic Nylon Collection and our iconic J. Hartmann Reserve Belting Leather line."

"We couldn't be more pleased with the addition of Hartmann's 130-year premium brand legacy to our product line-up," said Annette Repasch, Chief Merchandising Officer at ShopNBC. "We have a unique ability to showcase to our viewers Hartmann's strong heritage of providing discerning travelers with high-quality, practical functionality and stylish design. We look forward to delighting viewers with must-have luggage and accessories, just in time for the busy holiday gifting and travel season."

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About ValueVision Media/ShopNBC

ValueVision Media, Inc. operates ShopNBC, a multichannel electronic retailer that enables customers to interact and shop via TV, Internet, mobile devices, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The ShopNBC television network reaches over 80 million cable and satellite homes, in addition to live nationwide streaming at and iPhone and Android devices. ShopNBC merchandise is focused on Home & Consumer Electronics, Health & Beauty, Fashion & Accessories, and Jewelry & Watches. Revenues for the past 12 months were $590 million, 44% of which was via the Internet or mobile. Please visit the company's investor relations website at for this and other company information.

Contact Information

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    Investor / Media Relations:
    Anthony Giombetti
    ValueVision Media, Inc.
    (612) 308-1190

    Norberto Aja, David Collins, Jennifer Neuman
    Jaffoni & Collins
    (212) 835-8500