A diversified premier apparel company, Hybrid Apparel has grown from its roots as a t-shirt shop into a private-label and licensing distributor serving men, women and children. Based in the United States, the company services all tiers and trade channels of distribution, as well as large and small retailers.
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For Golfsmith International Inc., selling merely golf products is just not enough. Instead, “We’ve had a very strong focus on being authentic,” CEO Martin E. Hanaka says. “We really target the avid golfer; those who play 25 rounds or more.”
The Austin, Texas-based specialty golf retailer operates stores that sell clubs, bags, apparel, balls, and GPS and rangefinder systems. Founders Carl and Barbara Paul started Golfsmith in 1967.
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Some energy drinks may provide many with the pep they need in their steps, but the drinks often leave consumers wanting more in terms of taste. Since 2006, Cintron Beverage Group has strived to be the energy drink producer that puts taste first.
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Founded in 1948 by Harold Binstein in a storefront near the Chicago Cubs’ ballpark, Binny’s Beverage Depot has expanded to 28 locations with its newest in Champaign, Ill. This Illinois empire created by CEO Michael Binstein, son of the founder, exceeds the original location in store size, merchandise selection and design.
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Getting shipments from one place to another can be a daunting process. There are complex rules and regulations, multiple carriers/modes, numerous service classes, surcharges and confusing rates and invoices. But Jim LeRose says the Agile Network has spent more than 20 years making the process a bit simpler.
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It takes more than good customer service for a retail business to succeed, but a retail business surely cannot succeed without it. However, that is just one of the keys to the success of the New Hampshire State Liquor Commission’s 77 stores throughout the state.
“We have a lot of great people that work here, believe me,” Chairman Joseph Mollica emphasizes. “The liquor commission is indebted to the people currently that work here and to the legislatures past and present that have supported us. We’re not going to let anybody down. We’re here to sell a product responsibly and safely.”
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In any business, companies have to remained concerned about what their clients think. At B-O-F Corp., associates stay focused on this question its clients might ask themselves: “What has B-O-F done for me lately?” COO Patrick Mitten says B-O-F strives to make sure its clients always feel that they have hired the right company. “Our No. 1 priority is to deliver customer satisfaction – each and every day,” he declares.
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When Dansko opened a new distribution facility in Pennsylvania and needed to fill orders for shipment to 2,500 premium U.S. and international retail locations, it turned to Kiva Systems Inc. to ensure this was accomplished in the most efficient way possible. When Acumen Brands acquired an abandoned warehouse in Arkansas, Kiva helped it become a state-of-the-art fulfillment center in less than four months. Additionally, when Dillard’s decided to open an e-commerce fulfillment center, it turned to Kiva Systems to ensure the center would be able to support the growth of Dillard’s online store.
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