With More Than 50 Years of Combined Retail Experience, Ron Middlebrook and Chuck Cody Will Increase Sales For Leading Internet Wholesaler
PHOENIX- 9 May, 2005 – DollarDays International, a premier Internet-based product wholesaler to small businesses and local distributors, named Chuck Cody as the company’s new Director of Sales, and promoted Ron Middlebrook to Vice President and General Merchandise manager.
With an entire career in retail, Middlebrook previously served as DollarDays’ merchandise manager, responsible for vendor procurement and management of the company’s inventory that includes more than 25,000 items. In his new position, Middlebrook also will manage a staff and assist with marketing efforts.
As the newly appointed Director of Sales, Cody will focus on further increasing sales revenues and securing new markets for DollarDays products and services.
“Ron and Chuck are an integral part of continuing Dollar Days’ record growth and I’m grateful to have them on the team,” said Marc Joseph, president of DollarDays International. “As more small businesses and non profits turn to us as their partner, the items we offer and the customer service we provide is key to building on our success.”
DollarDays International is a Web-based virtual warehouse, where small business owners can find great deals on small business-sized orders for more than 25,000 consumer products, from toys and household décor to apparel, electronics and seasonal merchandise. Due to its innovative business model, DollarDays prices are not only often far below those which most small business are accustomed to, but the offerings include many name-brand products as well as rock-bottom pricing on overstocked and closeout items.
Middlebrook joined DollarDays in 2003 bringing both a corporate and entrepreneurial background to the job. Most recently, he owned, operated and later sold Beyond Dresses & Cooksware, a five-store chain in the Phoenix area. Previously he managed the Hawaiian Islands division of Woolworth creating the most profitable region in the company.
Middlebrook started his retail career as the divisional merchandise manager for The Bon. He was responsible for the Menswear Division in 45 stores.
Before joining DollarDays, Cody was the director of Credit Operations and Customer Service for FACS Group, the financial, administrative and credit arm of Federated Department Stores. Cody directed a staff of 250 associates and 10 managers engaged in call center operations servicing the various FACS products. This department handled more than nine million calls per year.
Prior to FACS, Cody was Group Manager Macy’s Control Services and previously the Manager of the Riverside, Calif., Sears Roebuck where he achieved the highest store profit three years in a row.
About DollarDays International
DollarDays International is a premiere online wholesaler that helps small businesses to compete against larger enterprises by offering more than 20,000 high-quality goods at prices close to those at which large chains purchase. Consequently, DollarDays International helps small stores to complete with big chains more closely on both selection and price. At www.dollardays.com, small storeowners can order their goods - ranging from decorative items and clothing to personal care products and greeting cards -- as well as employ various proprietary technologies to instantly create seasonal departments and marketing materials. DollarDays sells its products by the case and many cases are of small quantities, which is preferred by small retailers. DollarDays International helps its customers to select those items, both seasonal and everyday, which sell quickly to promote both a higher inventory turn and better margins.