SOURCE: One World Holdings, Inc.

One World Holdings, Inc.

April 29, 2014 08:47 ET

One World Holdings Receives Accolades From H-E-B Retail Distributor Executive -- "...I Knew That These Dolls Were Going to Be a Success..."

The One World Doll Project Takes Re-Orders After a Successful Sell Out of The Prettie Girls! Multi-Cultural Dolls in H-E-B Stores

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2014) - One World Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: OWOO) ("One World") announced that its subsidiary, The One World Doll Project ("OWDP"), received a glowing congratulations letter from H-E-B's (HEB Grocery Company, LP) Regional Vice President of HEB - Houston Urban East, Mr. Terry Williams, citing, "...I knew that these dolls were going to be a success and I wanted the HEB family of stores to be one of the first ones to carry the line on our shelves."

While it is customary for a new vendor to receive a welcome letter from the buying department of a store chain, it is unusual to receive such a letter from a regional executive -- particularly where such emphasis is placed on increasing consumer demand for a particular product. Reflecting on the letter's words of encouragement, One World executives say they are elated to know that Mr. Williams' sentiments were not in vain. Inventory for The Prettie Girls!™ multi-cultural doll line, sold out in multiple H-E-B stores over the Easter weekend, where OWDP successfully launched its retail distribution initiative. H-E-B stores have already placed re-orders for The Prettie Girls! nearly double the size of the original purchase

James Harris, H-E-B's Director of Supplier Diversity, commented on the success of The Prettie Girls! rollout, stating, "H-E-B was proud to be selected as the first retailer to offer The Prettie Girls dolls in select Houston area stores. We were especially pleased at the sales, as two of the stores sold through on inventories. I applaud the efforts of The One World Doll Project in meeting the needs of our customers."

Ms. Joanne Melton, CEO of One World Holdings said, "For the past three years, we have focused on introducing a quality product to the market that reflects a positive image for young girls. We are pleased to align ourselves with H-E-B as our first major big-box retailer, who has a proven track record for community education and diversity initiatives."

"It's at these moments where shareholder confidence should continue to be fortified. We anticipate securing additional big-box stores in the near-term and expanding into national superstores by year-end, to participate in the 2014 Holiday season."

While currently available in select H-E-B locations, the Company confirmed The Prettie Girls! Dolls will further expand its retail store distribution this year. One World is currently in negotiations with additional regional and national "brick and mortar" retailers, to bring the dolls to more consumers nationwide. The Prettie Girls! are also distributed internationally through prestigious online retailers, including, Wayfair.com, DollGenie.com, and PattyCakeDoll.com.

Ms. Melton concluded, "The success of this launch, along with the accolades provided by H-E-B executives, validates the message and goals of The One World Doll Project, as well as our founder, Trent T. Daniel. We have come a long way and are excited that the retail establishment appears to be taking notice of The Prettie Girls! Dolls as a real solution to a lingering problem with cultural diversity on the shelves of major retailers across the nation.

"One World and The One World Doll Project, will remain diligent and intently focused on this vision, and the business of making and selling multicultural dolls. I am confident this will become self-evident, and soon come to be reflected by shareholder confidence, as our intentions are quickly aligning with actual results. The praises and opportunities we continue to receive from our retail distributors are concrete proof that we deliver results and we will continue to do so as this Company grows and establishes market share."

About H-E-B
Founded in 1905, the HEB Grocery Company, LP ("H-E-B") operates a chain of over 350 stores, in over 150 communities, throughout the state of Texas and northern Mexico. The company, now considered a regional 'hypermarket' superstore, is the largest privately held hypermarket retailer in Texas, generating revenues in excess of $18 Billion -- ranked #12 on Forbes' 2012 list of America's Largest Private Companies. H-E-B conducts business as H-E-B stores, Central Market, H-E-B Plus, Mi Tienda and Joe V's Smart Shop. H-E-B also operates several large manufacturing facilities which include milk and bread processing plants and produces many of its own-brand products.

About The One World Doll Project
Established in 2010 by Trent T. Daniel and Stacey McBride-Irby, The One World Doll Project endeavors to make a significant positive cultural impact through the doll category. The company's beautiful dolls are unique works of art, created for a growing market yearning for something unique to experience -- a doll that both embraces contemporary girls of many races and symbolizes the women they can become. The One World Doll Project has created The Prettie Girls!™ dolls, an exciting line of multi-cultural fashion dolls, years in development, recently launched in the marketplace. The Prettie Girls!™ are unique in their look, their backgrounds and their stories, capturing the essence of values and positive attributes that every little girl can embrace. Styled for play, yet filled with soul, The Prettie Girls!™ set new, higher, values-based standards for "pretty"- positive goals that reach across the globe and up for the stars!

For young girls, The One World Doll Project creates a doll that is a friend, a partner in play, and a glimpse of their biggest, brightest dreams. For young women, it is a symbol of who they are, how much they can achieve, and a keepsake of the best times of their lives. For connoisseurs, The One World Doll Project promises stylish works of art that will become a vital part of a valuable growing collectors' market. In addition to the Prettie Girls!™ play line, in the last quarter of 2013, the Company premiered the Cynthia Bailey Prettie Girls! Collector Doll™ depicting the businesswoman, model and reality star, featured on Bravo Network's Real Housewives of Atlanta.™

About Stacey McBride-Irby
In her 15 years at Mattel®, Stacey designed for the Disney Princess® Collection and created countless fashions for the iconic Barbie® line. Most notably, Stacey created an entire new line for the company, the So In Style® dolls, the first African-American dolls by Mattel that more closely represented contemporary girls and young women in this diverse, dynamic community. While at Mattel, Stacey was tapped to design the Sorority Barbie®, celebrating the Centennial Year of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first African-American Greek Sorority. She also designed some of the 2010 Barbie Career dolls, including Pet Vet Barbie®, Rock Star Barbie® and Bride Barbie®.

Now Stacey has taken her dedication to doll making, her inspiration in fashion design and her commitment to creating positive role models to become a Founder of The One World Doll Project.

More information about One World Holdings, Inc., Stacey McBride-Irby, Trent T. Daniel and The One World Doll Project can be found at www.oneworlddolls.com.

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