Gruv Gear Signs Deal for US Distribution
(Press Release | Posted 2011-10-12)
"It is not often that such an innovative and well-designed product comes to market and we are privileged to have this opportunity." That was Steven Savvides', President of Musical Distributors Group, on inking a deal with Gruv Gear to get their full catalog of products out to over 3000 dealers and retailers across the United States, and all I can say is, "FINALLY!" After seeing Gruv Gear's products launch into stores in Europe, Australia, and even Canada (It's not often I have a reason to be jealous of the Canadian market...), and waiting for them to finally come to the country where the company makes its home. Those who have already become familiar with Gruv Gear through their own website and/or through my V-Cart and FretWrap reviews will be glad to know that these products will finally be available locally to see and try out at a store near you. Orange County-based Gruv Gear's President Jay Baldemor couldn't be happier.
Did you notice that I didn't specifically say music store? One of the reasons Gruv Gear's products are so widely used already is because they have a much bigger user base. Keep an eye out for these products at every Music, DJ, Audio/Video, Media Installation, and Photography retailer in the country. From the innovative and user friendly V-Cart Solo on down the line, Gruv Gear continues to grow its customer base with guitarists, bassists, drummers, keyboardists, percussionists, DJs, photographers, videographers, and just about anyone you can think of, all the way through to the shipping department at your local factory warehouse.
The deal has been several months in the making, starting when MDG President Steven Savvides met with Gruv Gear at the 2011 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show held in Anaheim, California in January. "Steve made a great impression from the beginning," recalls Jay Baldemor, President of Gruv Gear. "From the way he represented his current brands to the personal attention he showed towards our products, it wasn’t long before I knew MDG was different from other distribution companies. We wanted to be very selective as to whom to work with here in the US. I always knew I wanted a company that showed tremendous passion and drive about pushing our brand out there, and MDG is definitely a great match."
"This is exactly the sort of pragmatic, value-added product we look for and are glad Jay and Gruv Gear have chosen us as their US distribution partner."
To learn more about Gruv Gear and its multi-mode convertible carts and handtrucks including the V-Cart Solo, Solo Lite, Solo XL, and Muver 6, please visit www.GruvGear.com.
To learn more about MDG and how to become a Gruv Gear dealer, please visit www.MusicalDistributors.com.
James Rushin is a bassist, keyboardist, writer, and composer living and working in the Greater Pittsburgh area. He has performed with Selmer artist Tim Price, Curtis Johnson, guitarists Ken Karsh and Joe Negri. His compositions have been featured in and around Pittsburgh, at West Virginia University, and Valley Forge Christian College.
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