L&R is a distributor of slow turning, sku intensive products within the Cosmetic, Health & Beauty Care and General Merchandise categories. Our specialty is allowing retailers to demographically design departments and categories without the inventory liability. As such L&R services many classes of trade.
L&R’s extended aisle concept creates a customer focused marketplace where shoppers can easily locate products in one location and not have to flip through countless websites to find what they need. Utilizing this efficient model, our customers can provide an easier platform for their customers to explore their inventory and experience a seamless online shopping experience.
We aim to further simplify the fulfillment process for our customers by providing a website that embraces complete transparency. Prices shown on our website are all inclusive – there are no other fulfillment or shipping fees. There are no additional fees added once you put items in your shopping cart. This allows our customers to shop with the peace of mind knowing that what they see is what they get.
L&R is widely recognized for its work helping some of the industry’s biggest brands meet their business objectives. As a national distributor, we take pride in servicing retail chains across the country from regional to national chains. L&R also services many independent supermarkets, drug stores and military exchanges. Through the use of cutting edge data analytics and detail-oriented strategic programs, L&R helps retailers meet their goals.
This class of trade is focused on offering their customers a complete assortment of consumable products from perishables like dairy, meat, produce and frozen foods to center store non-perishable staples along with offerings in the health care, beauty care and general merchandise categories. The store goal is to offer their customers a one-stop shopping experience.
- Urban Independent Stores including Western Beef, Morton Williams, C-Town, Fine Fare, Met Foods, Associated, Food Universe, Pioneer, Bravo, Compare and more. (+logos tbd)
- Suburban Independent Stores including Key Foods, North Shore Farms, Supremo Food Markets, DeCicco’s and more. (+logos tbd)
While there are two primary national drug chains there are also numerous smaller Regional and Independent Drug Store stores throughout the U.S. The key driver for this class of trade is the pharmacy. Consumers find a retailer that supports their prescription plan and while they are waiting to have their prescriptions filled, they shop for their health and beauty care needs along with select general merchandise category products.
Regional drug chains benefit from such services as regular deliveries direct to store, demographic planogram designing, low in store inventory, improved turns, reduced out of stocks and overall reduced operating costs. Examples of such retailers are Bartell Drug, Kinney Drug and Lewis Drug.
For these customers L&R becomes their office support team by assisting with product selection, category management, space planning and retail price management. L&R also supports these customers with promotional programs designed to drive sales in key categories though out the year as well as during the various seasonal selling time periods.
- Serviced Stores – these store locations are serviced by an L&R sales representative who presents new items, places orders and assists the store with item selections to meet their demographic needs. These are retailers such as Raindew Family Centers, Save on Fifth and Value Drug to name just a few.
- Telesales Stores – these are stores located in remote outlying areas and rely on calling or emailing into our telesales team to place orders, learn about new items and solicit assistance with their category management needs. These are retailers such as Purdy Cost Less Pharmacy, One Stoppe Shoppe, Sandpoint Super Drug, Western Drug and Ray’s Pharmacy to name just a few.
Military compounds have their own stores within their base locations to meet the needs of the military members and their families. L&R offers a full line of services to these base stores such as order writing, low store inventory, improved turns, reduced operating costs and category management assistance to meet category and demographic needs. We currently service Veterans Canteen (VCS) and the Marine Corp.
Ecommerce businesses are booming right now and L&R services every angle of the multi-faceted industry. We take great pride in helping you better service your own customers, and we do that by providing you with the products your clients need. L&R will also handle the headaches associated with e-commerce – providing customer service, processing returns, warehousing, and creating the platform to sell products on broader e-commerce marketplaces.
At L&R, we understand that no two companies are the same, nor do they have the same needs. We therefore provide several inventory solutions, so our clients can select the one best suited to them.