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Gerson Family

Gerson Family (from left): Jim Gerson, Peter Gerson, John Hjalmarson

Company Mission Statement

To source, design and provide exciting quality products at competitive prices, delivered accurately, efficiently and with integrity.

About Gerson’s Logistics

With over 75 years’ experience in the retail industry, The Gerson Companies is a proven leader in the importation and distribution of on-trend seasonal and everyday home décor products to retailer customers. Our headquarters, located in Olathe, Kansas, encompasses more than 495,000 sq. ft. or warehouse, showroom and office space. With our distribution center centrally located in the U.S., product delivery is faster, and in many cases, more cost-effective for our customers.

Having sourcing offices based in both Hong Kong and Shanghai allows for greater oversight and increased communication so that manufacturing and shipping processes are as efficient and timely as possible while ensuring quality across all our product lines…That’s The Gerson Companies’ difference.

About Gerson’s Products

The Gerson Companies is comprised of two divisions – our Gerson Everyday™ division and our Gerson International™ Limited (GIL) division.

Our Gerson Everyday™ division includes several popular brands of products that can be sold and replenished year-round: Everlasting Glow®, Lone Elm Studios®, The GG Collection®, and Options Jewelry.

In our Everyday division, our experienced merchants research trends in the gift and home décor markets to design uniquely-crafted products for the home year-round. These products are imported to our distribution center and kept in stock to replenish orders from our customers throughout the year.

Our GIL division is our Book-and-Buy program comprised of season product lines available for purchase at specific intervals during the year to meet our retail customers’ needs. The GIL division includes the following brands: Garden Meadow®, Universal SunRay™, and Sterling®.

In our GIL division, we pre-book orders with our customers twice a year approximately 6 months in advance of shipment. Once orders are received and processed, we manufacture, import and distribute based upon the inventory levels pre-sold in advance of shipment. This allows us to keep inventory lean with few mark-ups so we can offer our customers competitive prices. Any remaining inventory is held in our distribution center and offered for at-once shipment as supplies last.

 

The Gerson Company Offers:

Strong Category Development:
We have extensive category experience. Our merchants continually research trends in the gift and home décor markets to design trend-right products for every season.
Aggressive Import Prices:
Our overseas sourcing offices take enormous pride in working with over 200 factories to present innovative products at competitive prices.
Dedicated Support Staff:
The Gerson Companies’ product development, packaging design, quality control management, administrative, and distribution specialists are quick to respond to customer needs.
Account Management Accessibility:
The Gerson Companies is conveniently located in a western Kansas City suburb called Olathe, and is attuned to closely working with its retail partners.
Financially Sound, Well-Established Company:
The Gerson Companies has been in business for over 75 years. The company is a very strong, financially sound third generation owned and managed family business, serving retailers throughout the United States.

 

Important Dates:

Olathe Showroom Opens (Fall/Holiday):
December 4, 2017
Atlanta Market:
January 9th - 16th, 2018
Dallas Market:
January 17th - 23rd, 2018
Olathe Open House:
January 26th - 29th, 2018
Las Vegas Market:
January 28th - February 1st, 2018
GIL Fall/Order 2018 Order Deadline:
February 16, 2018