More stories about Distributors

  • Hachik Distributors Reaches Milestone Anniversary

    This year marks Hachik Distributors’ 90th year in business. To celebrate, the company, based in Aston, Penn., has begun to commemorate the occasion with a series of special events.

  • Distributors Speak

    Top pool and spa distributors discuss the state of the industry economy.

  • Leslie’s Acquires Texas Retail Chain

    Retail giant Leslie’s Poolmart is expanding its presence in the Lone Star State

  • Clicks Kill Bricks

    Leslie Sauer closed her swimming pool and spa retail store in August 2011 after several years of struggling to compete with Internet giant Amazon.com.

  • PoolCorp and ‘Big 3’ Named in Lawsuit

    Megadistributor PoolCorp and the manufacturers known in the industry as “The Big Three” are being accused of anti-competitive activity in a lawsuit that the plaintiffs are hoping will gain class action status.

  • Alleged Product Defect Causes Conflict

    A manufacturer of salt chlorine generators and a Northeast distributor are embroiled in an ongoing lawsuit.

  • Masters of the Games

    Chris Lee spreads an array of pool toys, floats and games throughout her Lee’s Summit, Mo., retail store.

  • Promoting Fun

    Pool toys and games are the ultimate impulse products.

  • Renovation Remedy

    “Retail Raves” asks one retailer to specify a product that’s making a difference in his or her business

  • Upping the Ante

    There’s a lot of talk about how the economy, consumer attitudes and the Internet have put added pressure on industry professionals.