PUGS has developed a model that uniquely addresses the complexities of managing high margin, needs-based and impulse products that are important profit drivers for retailers across multiple channels. Our model was developed to address the needs of c-stores and travel centers in managing high margin, difficult-to-manage product categories, and the Company is rapidly expanding this model to adjacent, complementary channels, including grocery, sporting goods, and drug stores.
PUGS utilizes a high-touch, recurring in-store servicing program to maintain attractive, fully-stocked merchandising displays that have been proven to
increase sales relative to displays that are not actively managed.
Our service is primarily based on a Direct-Store-Delivery (DSD) model that includes product delivery and regularly scheduled full in-store service, but also retains the ability to adapt ordering, delivery, and service methods to meet customer needs.
PUGS provides their retailers with holistic programs & displays versus selling individual SKUs. Our in-house display creation allows for designs that complement current product portfolio and our dedication to continued product development and innovation has made built high consumer demand and brand loyalty. We leverage an extensive supplier network to consistently source the very best products in a cost-effective, timely manner.
As an industry pioneer with a 45+ year history, PUGS is the clear market leader in the c-store channel, reaching a national customer base of over 30,000 stores throughout the continental United States. We provide full-service category management services, spanning from product development and sourcing, to route-based distribution and in-store merchandising. Specializing in high-margin product categories such as sunglasses, electronics (e.g. cell phone chargers, earphones, etc), apparel, and other items that are traditionally difficult for retailers to manage independently due to changes in consumer trends.
PUGS boasts significant scale advantages over smaller players, highlighted by its distribution network of over 240 routes, leading product development and direct sourcing program, and portfolio of complementary brands and price points tailored for the broadest possible consumer base. Through our proven, multi-faceted growth strategy, we're positioned for growth through further penetration of the c-store channel, continued expansion into adjacent channels such as sporting goods, drug, grocery, and similar retailers. Our organization is led by a talented and deep management team with an unmatched level of experience delivering quality products and services to its loyal and growing base of customers.