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Arley Wholesale recently held its12th Annual Arley Wholesale Tile & Stone Expo. The Expo was concluded with the Arley Golf Classic.

Arley Wholesale recently provided three days of business, fun and networking at its 12th Annual Arley Wholesale Tile & Stone Exposition at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton, Pa.

The Expo featured 115 large floor panels displaying the  porcelain and stone floor tiles now available in the Arley stocking program. According to the company, the centerpiece of the show was a large walk-in jewelry shop display which exhibited many of the Arley exclusive concept boards. A major theme of the Expo was that all materials displayed were ready to be private labeled for Arley's dealers. 

 Norman Gevanthor, Arley's executive vice president explained what started as a small golf outing in the Poconos during the late 1970’s, took on the aspects of a regional trade show in the late 1990’s. “It has grown into an event that our customers look forward to every spring with great anticipation,” he stated.

The keynote address was delivered at the dinner the first night of the event by Scott Levy, Arley executive vice president of operations. He addressed the challenges faced today by independent flooring retailers, pointing out the key difference from the big box dealers and the independent dealer is that  “They may be big, but they’re not you. You are the difference maker and the reason consumers decide to purchase from you.” 

Levy continued by noting the importance of the distributor/dealer partnership. “Without ‘promotion’ something terrible happens… nothing!” Levy exclaimed.  Because the great bulk of what was presented by Arley were materials that dealers could private label, Levy continued by stating, “We want to help make ‘you’ the brand. You asked for better boards, and we listened. We want to help you to become a stocking dealer. We have your back as well as your backup inventory!”

“The reason we work with Arley is simple. Good people, good products, and most importantly great service. What more could we ask for?” said Jim Murchie of David’s Abbey Carpet in Knoxville, Tenn.

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