Ahni and Zoe are now history, at least in the U.S. and Canada. Their direct sales business is joining the graveyard of failed businesses. Some of the products may reappear, since the production equipment, patents, and brand names have been purchased, but the business model will be different. Ahni and Zoe have cancelled all consultant contracts and eliminated U.S. staff responsible for direct sales.
If you’re interested in the going out of business sale, come to Saint Cloud on September 23. Check out Grafe Auction Company for more details.
As previously indicated, Creative Memories Japan, which did not file for bankruptcy, remains operational.
About Mark Mizen
I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
sad, but inevitable. – Fawn
How did the management let it all go so wrong
I miss their albums, nothing available comes close.
I am an Our Memories for Life consultant. Rhonda Anderson went to that company and the coversets are the same the CM albums used to be…book cloth! I like them!
I’m still holding out hope that someone will restart production of the albums and pages/refills. But it’s heartbreaking for those who lost their livelihoods because of this.
the new owner has shared that he’s been a longtime CM fan, believes in the mission, and plans to offer what some of us consultants are calling “the best of CM and Ahni and Zoe” – should know more in Sept. with an October product release timeframe
Deja vu? meh…
Maybe some folks will finally see it isn’t going to happen; its not coming back – the pics look so sad (except for the chip monk or squirrel).