Gadzooks Inc has announced that it has launched Candie's Junior Swimwear in all Gadzooks specialty retail stores.

The exclusive license agreement between Candie's Inc and Gadzooks began with junior sportswear in October 2000 and now includes junior swimwear for 2001.

Paula Masters, senior vice president of Merchandising at Gadzooks said: "We are excited about the launch of our Candie's swimwear line. The popularity of the Candie's brand fits in well with our branded strategy, and the Candie's swimwear will compliment our other important swimwear vendors such as Ecko Red, Becca, Surfside/Hobie, Playboy, Raisins, Tommy and many more."