Rico General Distributing Co.
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
Wholesale Distribution Company that sells grocery and health & beauty
care products to supermarket chains and retail sales outlets called
small business format stores in Puerto Rico. To develop these unique
programs, PRGD has a staff of industry veterans who have succeeded in some of the most outstanding supermarket
chains in the grocery & health & beauty care industries in Puerto Rico.
The members of our team have had successful careers prior to joining PRGD and their inclusion will ensure PRGD’S success.
150 independent middle market and small format supermarkets, 400
independent drugstores and 1,500 convenience stores, Puerto Rico boasts
grocery retail sales above $5 billion annually. It 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 is geared
towards new brands and better nutrition. To this end, PRGD has entered
the distribution of new branded products of grocery, health & beauty
care as well as general merchandise.
This market grew steadily and has recently further developed with the
arrival of Big Box National US chain as well as the reconstitution and
repositioning of locally owned chains. Meanwhile the small business
format segment continues to receive consumer attention, has gathered
strength and is in a spiral growth momentum. PRGD is positioned to fuel
the segment’s growth and consumer demand by developing brands
strategically aligned to this market trend supplying the needs based on
business format stores are vital to neighborhoods food supply. With
today’s busy households, consumers are staying closer to home rather
than price shopping at Big Box National US chain stores which add time
constraints. These stores serve the community better with a broader
range of products and PRGD simplifies the order processing systems.
Typically, small business format accounts are more costly to service and
PRGD is geared to work with these types of stores despite the fact that
they are more expensive to maintain.
PRGD has personal business relationships with owners of the most
successful supermarket chains and small business format retailers
facilitating the distribution/supply relationship process. 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
Puerto Rico General Distributing Co., LLC