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Garden, Home, and Holiday Supplies

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History

2017

Arett Sales extends Ohio warehouse lease five years and adds another 70,000 sq. ft.

2015

National Prime Source, the newly appointed Exclusive National Distributor for Independent Retailers in North America, selects Arett Sales as an affiliated distributor.

2014

Arett launches their first app, the Arett Mobile Manager, to offer yet another way to efficiently partner with Arett Sales.

Arett now staffs over 175 employees including 44 salespeople serving our 20 states and Washington DC in more than 650,000 sq. ft. of office and warehouse space with over 7,500 warehoused SKUs and over 20,000 total SKUs.

2013

Arett acquires Commerce’s Good Tidings Division while maintaining existing showroom location and hiring the entire Good Tidings staff.

Arett added another 68,000 sq. ft. to the Bristol, CT warehouse and 96,000 sq. ft. to the Troy, OH warehouse.

2012

Arett hires an additional 15 full time employees at the Troy, OH warehouse to manage increase business.

2011

After 31 years in Cherry Hill, NJ, Arett Sales moved its headquarters to a new office located in Pennsauken, NJ. This new office space provides 55% more space, 3 kitchens, a video production room, 4 conference rooms equipped for video conferences and presentations, a plan-o-gram area and a seminar/meeting space.

2008

Arett opened a new 85,000 sq. ft. warehouse in November 2008 featuring 675 bays of pallet racks and state-of-the-art radio frequency warehouse management system. Arett hired 17 additional full-time workers as well.

2007

Arett purchases Lose Brothers, Inc. of Louisville, KY, a regional lawn and garden distributor that services customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee since 1938. All of the Lose Brothers sales staff has been employed by Arett Sales and Mike and Robert Lose will serve in a consulting capacity.

Arett adds an additional 114,000 square feet of warehouse space at its Bristol, CT warehouse.

2004

Arett Sales added another 60,000 sq. ft. to our Bristol, Connecticut facility.

2000

In 2000 Arett moved from the Cheshire facility into a new 250,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Bristol, Connecticut featuring 40 shipping and receiving doors; 28 ft. ceilings; and indoor parking ˜ more space to do more business and do it better!

1999

By the end of the century, Arett Sales was shipping $90,000,000 out of nearly 275,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space in two locations!

1998

THE WORKS, a dollar store division of Arett Sales begins.

Arett Sales purchased the assets of Libner Corp.

1997

Purchased Good Prod Sales, the professional division of Arett Sales.

Arett Sales consolidated the Waterbury, CT facility and Monroe, NY warehouse to a new warehouse in Cheshire, CT. with 175,000 sq. ft.

1995

Arett OutSource, our logistics and public warehouse division.

1994

Arett Servicing, our store merchandising division.

1993

Arett Sales purchased the assets of Pascack Sales and gained a larger market share in New England, New York and New Jersey. Arett also added a Monroe, New York warehouse to manage the increase business.

Arett Sales purchased The Messinger Company and consolidated our market share in western New York State.

1990

Arett Sales purchased Crawford Distributor Corp, and gained APCO, our private label brand of merchandise and a significant market share.

1988

Lindsey Chesbrough becomes President.

1986

Arett Sales of New Rochelle and Arett Sales of New Jersey merged with Irv Librett as the President and owner. At that time, we moved to a new 80,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Waterbury, CT and increased the number of items carried from 2,000 to 5,000 and the number of vendors increased by 300%.

1973

Arett Sales Corp. of New Jersey moved to Marlkress Road in Cherry Hill, NJ ˜ originally a 40,000 sq. ft. building that was later expanded to 100,000 sq. ft.

1963

Irv Librett opened Arett Sales Corp. of New Jersey which served New Jersey, south to North Carolina and west to Ohio out of a 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse on Warren Avenue in Cherry Hill and did $275,000 in sales the first year.

1951

Dave Boylan, Eric Mueller and Charles Librett formed an alliance dedicated to providing products and services to the lawn and garden retailer ˜ in 1953, Arett Sales Corp. opened the first Arett warehouse in New Rochelle, New York. The market of concentration was Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. Arett Sales started delivering lawn and garden supplies when fledgling garden centers were just beginning to pop up among nurseries and hardware stores. A century ago, we began with one small facility and a staff of three and delivered goods with our own cars on a regular basis.

1940’s

Librett Hardware opened in New Rochelle, NY offering a variety of hardware supplies to the local community.