M. Block and Sons, Inc. Distribution Models

Traditional Distribution

In the Traditional Wholesale Distribution model, M. Block purchases merchandise from the manufacturers, integrates them with inventory consisting of related products purchased from other manufacturers, and redistributes them together in smaller lots to the retailer or other commercial businesses. Traditional Wholesale Distribution combines warehousing and distribution services together with retail support services, to operate as a full service merchandiser for manufacturer and retailer.

Structure:

  • Manages the needs of the retailer
  • Related products from various manufacturers ship direct to store
  • Assortment and category planning
  • Ad and promotion planning
  • Planogram set-up and implementation
  • Store level sales and service
  • Quick turn replenishment of programmed product
  • Analysis of sales and margin production
  • Open to buy and inventory level control