Category: Gerson Notes

Gerson Notes

Ocean Freight Update – February 2, 2021

Dear Valued Customer,

We hope that you are continuing to stay healthy and 2021 is off to a great start. As we committed, this is our monthly update of Gerson’s, and the industry’s ocean freight status. Inbound ocean freight from Asia continues to be a major focus for The Gerson Companies and all other US importers. If you missed our letter last month, here is the link explaining the causes for the industry wide delays.

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Important Notice Regarding Tariffs — 08/2018

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.

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The Big Push

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.

The Results Are In…

The Results Are In…

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!

Join Us As We Gear Up for 2018!

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.

Greetings from Shenzhen!

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!

Why I’m Not Sleeping…

Why I’m Not Sleeping…

It’s a fact that I am just not a great sleeper. But lately, my already disturbed sleeping patterns have grown worse to the point where I just cannot get a good night’s rest!