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Dear Valued Customer,
We are writing to you regarding a very important topic that has significant consequences on several products and product lines sold by The Gerson Companies. We are all reading and hearing about the on-going “trade war” between the United States and China, and the potential for a third round of U.S. import tariffs. To date, the first two rounds of tariffs – at a 25% incremental duty on the designated goods imported into the U.S. – has had very limited impact on Gerson’s products.
I am really glad to be back from my Asia trip – 26 days in total! Truth be told, I combined a family vacation with two weeks of work. I knew it was time to come home when I completely used up my large tube of toothpaste. 🙂
Our year is off to a really strong start. Atlanta, Dallas, and our own Olathe Open House have all been terrific markets. As of this point, I do not have the final results from Las Vegas, but we are seeing really nice increases each day.
As usual, I am in Asia this time of year, and always disappointed to miss the trade shows in Atlanta and Las Vegas. I am staying very busy here having traveled to six different countries, but am happy to report that I have found the time for a haircut here in China. It was 39RMB, which converts to about $6.00 USD, including tip. My Dad would be so proud!
It doesn’t seem possible that we are winding down another year – It just can’t be! As is our most important company tradition, I would like to begin this message by saying “Thank You.” No different than when my grandparents founded The Gerson Companies over 75 years ago, we exist because of our customers and would like to extend our gratitude for our continued partnership. All of our associates, living throughout four countries, embrace our company core value of “Our Customers Matter” and work very hard to earn your business every day.
I am well into my 2-week long Asia trip and putting in a few travel miles. The cities I am visiting this trip are Hong Kong (to spend time in our offices and showroom located there), Shenzhen (to see our beautiful new factory showroom and meet with customers), and Shanghai (to work in the Gerson office and with our team). It’s been a productive trip, and I have about 4 days left before returning home!
April 4th to April 18th, 2017
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