Puerto Rico General Distributing Co.
Natural and Organic Foods
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.
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 and 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.
With over 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 natural and organic products including grocery, health & beauty care and supplements.
This market grew steadily and has recently further developed with the arrival of the Fresh Mart Chain and the opening of new category isles for natural and organic products in locally owned supermarkets. 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 request.
Small 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 distribution capabilities.
Puerto Rico General Distributing Co., LLC