MainGate holds an exclusive license to make and sell Patrick’s IRL-centric merchandise, and is
now in negotiations with New York-based IMG to get part of her NASCAR-related business.
The pricey Espresso prints and binds books while customers wait. But retailers aren’t sure what to expect when the the machine
gains wider acceptance.
When Brett Favre signed with the Minnesota Vikings Aug. 18, cheers could be heard at MainGate Inc.’s 7900 Rockville
Road headquarters. Predictably, Favre jerseys went flying off the shelves—about 6,000 in the first 72 hours—and
MainGate gets to keep a portion of those sales. The Vikings are one of six teams the Indianapolis-based merchandising
specialist has signed deals with in 2-1/2 years, making MainGate one of the biggest retail players in the goliath of professional