Las Vegas, NV (July 6, 2023) GPO Plus, Inc. (OTCQB: GPOX), a technology driven company specializing in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of consumer products for specialty retailers including convenience stores, gas stations, smoke and vape shops announces a significant milestone with an increase of over 320% in gross revenues for the 4th Quarter of their fiscal year ending April 30, 2023, compared to 3rd Quarter results.
The primary engine of the accelerated revenue increase is the successful deployment of our new “White Glove” Direct to Store (“DSD”) service. This new service includes new point of sale displays for our flagship brand “The Feel Good Shop+” and “Mr. Vapor”, yielding the greatest lift. To efficiently implement the new DSD service program GPOX creates “Mini Hubs” that are supported by a Regional Distribution Hub in Lubbock, Texas.
Brett H. Pojunis, CEO of GPOX commented on the exceptional results stating, “We are incredibly pleased with the results and feedback from our retail partners. Our strategy to provide a best-in-class, state-of-the-art, technology driven approach to direct store delivery (“DSD”) has proven there’s an extraordinary opportunity to capture additional market share. Convenience stores typically obtain 80% to 85% of their merchandise from a few primary distributors, then chase multiple sources for the remaining lifestyle goods ranging from nutraceuticals to sunglasses. By focusing on the 10% to 15% of inventory typically sourced from multiple distributors and vendors, we aim to become the premier provider of our white glove DSD service model. Our drivers go above and beyond, ensuring shelves are stocked, inventory is replenished, then presenting the store manager with an order confirmation on a tablet prior to leaving the store.”
Mr. Pojunis continues: “The success of our new service program has already prompted our retail customers to request additional product offerings. We are capitalizing on this demand by allocating all resources needed to roll out to 319 retail stores quickly and efficiently. With the introduction of our Mini Hubs, GPOX also has the opportunity to add other specialty retailers in that region as well as recruit outside sales reps and Independent Sales organizations (ISO’s). Furthermore, GPOX receives valuable point-of-sale data, allowing us to optimize our product mix and introduce higher margin “white label products” such as our Yuengling Ice Cream Gummy line, increasing both top line revenues as well as unit economics. Truly exciting times for our team members, retail partners and shareholders.”
As previously reported, with the new program GPOX is seeing a lift in monthly sales per location activated from $580 to over $2,120. The 4th Quarter revenues are reported to be over $430,000 compared to just over $102,000 in the 3rd quarter. These revenue numbers are unaudited and are subject to revision upon final review by our auditors, which will be published in the Company’s 10K filings.
Currently, GPOX services approximately 570 stores across 12 states centralized in the Southwest and Midwest regions of the United States. The Company has already identified 316 locations approved for the new program, with approx. 100 currently active. The next 116 stores in Dallas, Texas, Austin, Texas, and Albuquerque, New Mexico will be activated before the end of August 2023. We aim to activate an additional 103 stores in Wyoming, Kansas and Missouri marketplaces by the end of October 2023.
Once the Company opens a Mini Hub, sales teams actively looks to add additional specialty retailers (gas stations, smoke shops, vape shops, and, liquor stores), with a goal of each Mini Hub servicing 100 to 150 locations. This equates to an initial goal of 1,000 to 1,500 retail locations to be supported by the Regional Hub in Lubbock.
At GPOX we are committed to providing value to our investors, partners, suppliers, customers and shareholders. With our strong partnerships, licenses, expanding distribution network, and a focus on innovation, we are poised for continued growth and to create long term value for our stakeholders. We encourage you to sign up for our Investor Portal to stay up to date with GPOX: www.GPOPlus.com/ir.
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About GPOPlus+ (GPOX)
GPO Plus (GPOX) is a product development, manufacturing, and distribution company which offers a diverse portfolio of high-quality innovative products sold directly to consumers and retailers. Our business is organized around four key areas: products (developing and manufacturing), distribution (getting our products to customers), marketing (promoting our products), and sales (selling our products to consumers and retailers). Our goal is to expand our product line and distribution reach to meet market demand and the needs of our customers.
We help retailers save money + simplify purchasing!
DISTRO+ is a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) + distributor of premium products for the emerging specialty retailer sector and wholesalers. DISTRO+ proudly represents best-in-class brands focusing on nutraceuticals, hemp-derived Farm Bill Compliant products, and Kratom. DISTRO+ operates a Direct to Store Delivery “DSD” distribution model, which provides its customers with the highest level of service. It’s backed by a robust technology portal that gives our partners and customers the IT backbone to manage logistics, inventory, and payments while shopping from real time product catalogs and inventory. Through the power of Group Purchasing, DISTRO+ offers its network competitive pricing with low MOQs that realize similar discounts as major retailers with large buying power.
Visit DISTRO.Plus for more information.
About Feel Good Shop+
The Feel Good Shop+ is an innovative “store within a store” retail concept offering an extensive range of CBD and other hemp-derived cannabinoid products. The Feel Good Shop+ offers consumers an extensive range of hemp-derived cannabinoid products, including Delta-8, HHC, and other leading products from trusted companies like Hempacco, Kill Cliff, Canopy Growth, and CaliGold’s Flavorz. Consumers will be able to find all of their favorite products in one place.
For more information, please visit FeelGoodShop.Plus
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