Please allow me to introduce Puerto Rico General Distributing Company and myself, Tino Arias, President of PRGD.
For the past 27 years I have developed globally with consumer product companies such as Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline Beecham and Alberto Culver. Based out of Puerto Rico, I held increasing executive responsibilities, developing solid commercial relationships throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2001, I engaged in the integration of business
development programs for the industries of Grocery and Health & Beauty Care, Gaming and Leisure, Beauty Products and Healthcare in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America. Utilizing these experiences has allowed me the opportunity to create a company with the focus and objectives for these industries.
PRGD is a Distribution Company that sells beauty supplies to hair salons, day spas, Dermatologists and Cosmetologists. It also serves the beauty schools directly through proprietary marketing initiatives and designs the execution of integrated marketing alliances with Beauty wholesalers to secure synergistic tactics and market development strategies supported by
our solid capital structure and in house resources. To develop these unique programs, PRGD has a staff of industry veterans with a successful background and focus in education, including James Negron, a three time Organisation Mondiale Coiffure World Champion in both hair styling creativity and hair fashion design achieving several gold, silver and bronze cups. OMC is the world’s biggest beauty organization with over 60 member countries and 500,000 Salon owners worldwide. Succeeding for over 20 years in the business, James has also been recognized as one of the top styling masters in the world by the OMC. His
understudies have recently achieved the Triple Crown in both styling and creativity at the 2008 Hong Kong World Championship. The members of our team have had successful careers prior to joining PRGD and their inclusion will ensure PRGD’S success.
With over 700 Class A and B Beauty Salons, Day Spas, Dermatologists, and Cosmetologists, Puerto Rico boasts its retail sales above $1 billion annually. Puerto Rico is also one of the largest sales per square foot and per capita markets in the Western Hemisphere. This diverse market of four million consumers on top of an annual floating population of seven million
travelers is geared towards new brands and consistent supply. To this end, PRGD has entered the beauty supplies distribution and focuses on bringing new branded products to Puerto Rico.
The Beauty Supplies market grew steadily and has recently further developed with the reconstitution, consolidation and repositioning of locally owned salon and spa chains. Meanwhile the small business format salon and spas segment continues to gather new strength and is in a spiral growth momentum provided a strong financial support structure is available by a
solid distributor with character, capacity and credibility. PRGD is positioned to fuel the segments growth and consumer demand by developing brands strategically aligned to this market trend supplying the needs based on request with the support of a strategic alliance structure geared to provide education via its own central education center and seven regional locations
throughout the island.
Small business format salons and spas as well as Dermatologists and Cosmetologists are vital to their neighborhoods economy where the Hispanic consumers continue to spend three times more than the average American. With today's busy households, consumers are staying closer to home rather than getting their hair done at Big Box chain salons that add time and cost
constraints. Small business format salons serve the community better with a broader range of products and services. Typically, small business format accounts are more costly to service and PRGD simplifies the order processing systems with a financial backing support program. It is also organized and structured to work
effectively with these types of salons, spas and skincare centers despite the fact that they are more expensive to maintain.
PRGD has personal business relationships with owners of the most successful salon and spa as well as Dermatologists, and Cosmetologists, facilitating distribution/supply relationship processes. Our Company prides itself in maintaining its goals of Excellence in service and innovations. Attached is a presentation of our Company and the market it serves. To this
extent, we invite you and your colleagues to visit us in Puerto Rico to further understand our approach to the Market. We can show you how PRGD can impact your business through our marketing and distribution capabilities.
Tino Arias, President
Puerto Rico General Distributing Co., LLC