Who buys from GRIP? Retailers seeking innovative products-C-stores, Hardware, Grocery, Outdoor, Dollar, DIY, Pharmacy, Gift and other independent or chain stores.
Grand Rapids Industrial Products, also known as Grand Rapids Innovative Products (“GRIP”) is committed to bringing you the most innovative products at the best prices in the marketplace today. One of the nation’s leading wholesale distributors, GRIP is constantly looking for ways to bring their clients greater value, better service and retail marketing advice. By providing retail marketing advice, GRIP becomes a unique and valuable partner for retailers in today’s difficult economy.
GRIP was founded over 30 years ago by Charles Amash, growing into one of the regions top suppliers of general merchandise. Located just south of Grand Rapids, Michigan, GRIP features a 200,000 square foot state-of-the-art warehouse facility including a 2,000 square foot product showroom. GRIP carries a product line of over 1,500 specialty hand tools, sporting goods, household items, automotive, air tools, wood working, and general merchandise. With a proven track record of excellence in distributing innovative products, timely fulfillment, and world class customer support, GRIP is the answer to many of your retail challenges.
GRIP knows what customers are buying today and can help you build a successful on-line and/or brick & mortar retail store. Take a look at a few of their products and the statistics:
TOOLS: Demand for power and hand tools in the United States will increase 4.1% annually to $11 billion in 2014. The U.S. housing market is expected to recover by 2014, creating demand in the professional sector and in the meantime, consumer demand will benefit from continued interest in DIY and home remodeling activities. The expected recovery in manufacturing activity will also boost gains, as will the ongoing introduction of new products — especially improved cordless tools and airtools.
CAMPING GEAR & SPORTING GOODS: Every year, consumers become more and more health conscious and despite the recession, continue to purchase athletic equipment and sporting goods at a face pace. Sporting goods sales are expected to grow to $9.2 billion by 2015 at a five-year average annual increase of 1.5%.
NOVELTY: The desire for convenience and anything that will save time drives consumers towards novelty items. Consumers have the “I want it now” ethic and so, novelty items fit the bill, especially if they match current and future trends.
In addition, GRIP is continually searching the marketplace for the newest, most convenient products so that their retail partners will be assured of offering goods that consumers want, need and demand.
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