Rock Gear Distribution To Manage Sales of Vibram FiveFingers® and Finished Goods
July 13, 2015(CONCORD, MASS) – Vibram®, the worldwide leader in high performance soles, FiveFingers® and premium golf discs, is pleased to announce that Rock Gear Distribution will become the primary distributor for Vibram Finished Goods in Canada, with full transfer of the distributorship expected by January 2016.
“We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Rock Gear Distribution (RGD),” states Chris Melton, Vibram’s sales director of the Americas. “RGD provides us with the resources to offer a best-in-class level of sales expertise and service to our dealers in Canada. This partnership represents the ideal blend of experience and skills required to support Vibram dealers’ needs.”
Rock Gear Distribution is a well-established distribution company based in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. RGD has a comprehensive in-house logistics, customer service, marketing and sales management team as well as experienced independent sales representatives that offer coverage across Canada. Additionally, RGD offers terms in Canadian dollars and quick delivery times with its Canadian warehouse.
“Customer satisfaction is of paramount importance to RGD and Vibram,” states Ian Lowe-Wylde, president of Rock Gear Distribution. “Our goal is to bring the best products to the marketplace using in-depth knowledge of the territory, trends and surrounding markets. We are excited to be working with such an iconic brand as Vibram and look forward to growing the Canadian business with our retail partners.”
Commencing immediately, RGD representatives are pre-booking Vibram Finished Goods for Spring 2016, with expected delivery in February 2016. With the full transfer of the distributorship not expected to be final until January 1, 2016, all current Canadian retailers should contact Vibram USA at 1-978-318-0000 for ASAP purchasing. Additionally, all direct-to-consumer sales for Vibram Finished Goods, i.e. Vibram FiveFingers, dog toys and premium golf discs, will continue via Vibram.com or VibramFiveFingers.com.
Vibram is recognized worldwide as the leader in high performance soles for outdoor, recreational, work and fashion footwear and is relied on by the world’s greatest climbers and athletes. Vibram soles have gone on to conquer Mt. Everest, K2 and a host of the world’s tallest peaks. Today, the company works with premium brands including Danner, La Sportiva, Low, Merrell, Red Wing, Scarpa, The North Face, and many more. Vibram’s Five Finger shoe line is on the cutting-edge of the minimalist footwear trend. Visit Vibram.com for more info.