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Spencer 's Gifts : It Fun !, By Executive Steven B. Silverstein Essay

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Spencer’s Gifts is a mall retail store which sells clothing, room décor, jewelry, gag gifts, sex toys and other products. The company has been in business for over 65 years and offers products for the lifestyle of people between the ages of 18-24 years old. They also own Spirit Halloween stores, which pop-up every year during the month of October. They sell Halloween costumes, accessories, makeup and décor. The core mission statement is “Life’s a party – We’re makin’ it fun!” (Company Information: About Spencer’s, 2016). The company is run by CEO Steven B. Silverstein since 2003 (Company Overview of Spencer Gifts, LLC, 2016). Spencer’s has had a few lawsuits, for example, in 2010 the state of Kansas filed a criminal complaint against Spencer’s for “promoting obscenity that was harmful to minors” in the case of the State of Kansas v. Spencer Girts, LLC (State v. Spencer Gifts LLC, n.d.). Also in 2013, Spencer’s Gifts and Spirit Halloween stores, were sued for copyright infringement over a design of a skull shaped tumbler (Lee, 2013). Currently the company is involved in two social programs. The first is Boobies Make Me Smile, which “partners with organizations committed to the fight against young adult cancer” (Company Information: Boobies Make Me Smile, 2016). The second is the Spirit of Children, which tries to “make hospital stays less scary for kids and their families.” (The Heart of Spirit Halloween: Spirit of Children, 2016). However the Corporate Social Responsibility
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