For the last 16 years, Arley Wholesale, Inc., the family-owned, third-generation wholesale supplier of ceramic, porcelain, stone, glass mosaic tiles and sundry materials, has hosted its Annual Arley Golf Classic and Tile and Stone Exposition in Scranton, Penn. This coming summer, the firm will be making a change.

“For 2019, we’ll be staging four regional expos in different cities outside our home base," said Scott Levy, president. "Our Golf Classic/Tile Expo has always been successful, and we will continue it next year. Because our business has grown exponentially, expanding to 26 states, we want to make sure to personally reach as many of our customers and prospects as possible.”

Four regional events are slated to take place. The schedule is as follows:

June 11th at Hilton Christiana/Delaware Park Casino in Wilmington, Del.
July 10th at Saratoga Hilton/Saratoga Springs Casino in Sarasota Springs, N.Y.
July 23rd at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn.
August 6th at Hollywood Casino in Columbus, Ohio

“In particular,” Levy continued, “we want to fully cover how our various programs help retailers better compete against their big box and Internet competitors… and in doing so, receive higher margins. Our private label Qualis program cannot be sold online, so our retailers are fully protected against losing orders to the internet.

Key sundry suppliers such as Mapei, USG, Ardex, iQ Power Tools, Tile Ez, Primo Tools, Suntouch, Wedi and Profilitec will be offering educational demonstrations at each show. Attendees will be eligible to receive exclusive at-show pricing promotions for these companies’ products and tile products through Arley.

“Of course, we intend to have a lot of fun, too,” concluded Levy. “For example, for our casino nights, customers will receive $50 in “free play” for every pallet of tile or two pallets of sundry items purchased at each of our events. Many of them have already stated how excited they are about it."

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