Leading the future of on-the-go retail.

We give our customers a strategic edge by uniting data and consumer insights with the best brands, sourcing, merchandising and logistics expertise.

Our story: we’re better together.

Our unique stable of iconic brands began 50 years ago with Solaray. Since then, we’ve added innovative companies, products and services—along with an unrelenting commitment to our customers—becoming a top full-service provider of retail merchandise across the US and Canada.

1969

Solaray launched, offering a variety of products for the convenience industry.

1972

Fiesta was formed to provide an imaginative world of plush animals, and is acquired by SRP In 2017.

1984

PUGS is created and becomes known for its iconic logo and stylish sunglasses.

1986

Originally known as Video Cube and then AVN, Creative Planogram Company (CPC) was started and joined the SRP team in 2017.

1988

SNI was founded and introduced its Cloudz, B-Iconic and M.C. Sweets brands. SRP acquired SONI in 2017 and gained entry into airports and travel channels internationally.

1998

AES began, and after several successful licenses of Mossy Oak in 2004 and Realtree in 2005, was acquired by Solaray in 2006.

2008

Global Eyewear is founded, becoming a leader supplier of eyewear products to theme parks, attractions and resorts. Hoffco Brands also launches, bringing innovative product lines to the Truck and Travel market.

2014

solaray and PUGS join their companies together to create SRP Companies.

2015

Global Eyewear Is the first company acquired by SRP, broadening our reach and product mix into Resorts and Theme Parks.

2017

Hoffco Brands, Creative Planogram Company, Fiesta, and Golden Isle are acquired by SRP. Global Eyewear, Swibco and TNP merge into one company, further expanding our ability to provide a broad variety of products and distribution services. SRP goes international with CPCs conversion to SRP Canada, servicing thousands of stores and retailers.

2021

Aerial Bouquets a speciality gift and balloon supplier to the grocery industry joins the SRP family of companies.

2022

SRP Companies changes name to SRP Strategic Retail Partners.

2022

Acquired Distributions Franco in February of 2022 to expand Canadian territory coverage with a variety of new brands and services.

2022

Completed asset purchase of MobilEssentials in February of 2022 adding quality brands while growing SRP's presence in the grocery, restaurant and variety channels.

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Key locations

We have corporate offices and distribution centers all across the United States and Canada.

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Leadership Team

Don McIntyre

Chief Executive Officer

Don McIntyre

Chief Executive Officer

In October 2020, Don assumed the role of CEO of Strategic Retail Partners after spending five years serving as CEO at Animal Supply Company.

Don brings more than 30 years of experience creating value as an executive in the distribution and consumer-packaged goods (CPG) industries. He has also held a variety of executive positions at Sara Lee, Claridge Natural Foods, and United National Foods (UNFI).

With a mission/vision/values approach to everything he does, Don places a priority on people, team development, and growth. He’s currently focused on expanding SRP’s global footprint and implementing a long-term strategic growth plan.

Don is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec where he received degrees in business communications and accounting.

Christopher Erklenz

Chief Operating Officer

Christopher Erklenz

Chief Operating Officer

Christopher joined Strategic Retail Partners in 2022, transitioning from his previous role at DPI Specialty Foods where he served as their Chief Operating Officer and, prior to that, as their National VP of Supply Chain.

A solutions-focused Senior Executive with more than 30 years of success, Christopher has overseen food distribution, nutrition, manufacturing, and logistics for some of the largest companies in the specialty, natural and organic food industry. He’s held executive-level positions leading supply chain, logistics, Inventory Planning & Replenishment (IPAR), and distribution at companies such as United Natural Foods and Lang Pharma Nutrition.

Christopher implements policies and procedures that improve all facets of operations at SRP, creating targeted initiates that have consistently improved overall business performance.

Christopher is a veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm in the US Army. Chris studied Business Management and Computer Science at Nazareth College and at Community College of Denver.

David Foster

Chief Financial Officer

David Foster

Chief Financial Officer

David joined Strategic Retail Partners in June of 2018 as Vice President of Finance, then became the Chief Financial Officer in 2020.

Before his roles at SRP, David co-founded Everytable—a Los Angeles-based social enterprise focused on food access. His deep finance experience also includes management roles at Groceryships, Aurora Capital Partners, and Credit Suisse.

David’s role as CFO involves identifying areas of need to ensure growth. He was recently instrumental in developing a financial response to COVID-19 and helping make 2020 the best year in SRP’s history.

David graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in business administration.

Quentin Jaksch

Chief Information Officer

Quentin Jaksch

Chief Information Officer

Quentin Jaksch joined SRP in January 2017 as Chief Information Officer. As CIO, Quentin oversees a team responsible for driving direction and innovation using the latest technology.

Previously, Quentin was the head of QeH2, an IT consulting firm that serviced small and medium-size businesses with standard IT support and CIO services.

In his time at SRP, Quentin built and coded the first palm OS application and integration with the ERP platform of the time, and also assisted the organization in servicing thousands of 7/11 stores with custom automation that is still a part of SRP’s process architecture today. Additionally, he developed the Unified Management Portal to assist in future monetization of core technologies leveraged by SRP, as well as allowing the use of business logic and mobile tools with our other divisions like SRP-C.

Quentin graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a degree in Management Information Systems and Business Management.

Tim Ramsey

Chief Commercial Officer

Tim Ramsey

Chief Commercial Officer

Tim began his role with Strategic Retail Partners in February of 2021, having previously served as President and CEO of Wilco and Oregon Cherry Growers, respectively.

With a proven track record of delivering consistent growth and profitability, Tim’s diversified experience across food and beverage channels includes sales, marketing, category management, and executive leadership responsibilities.

As SRP’s CCO, Tim is responsible for achieving renewable and sustainable growth by building high-functioning teams and developing winning product strategies.

Tim graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in organizational leadership.

Chris Rullman

Chief Administrative Officer

Chris Rullman

Chief Administrative Officer

Chris Rullman is SRP’s Chief Administrative Officer having most recently served as SRP’s Chief Human Resource Officer. Chris is a proven executive with over 25 years’ experience designing, leading, and executing successful organizational operations to deliver increased revenue, profit, and employee engagement.

At SRP, Chris oversees Human Resources, legal, insurance, sustainability, facilities, fleet management, corporate purchasing, and travel, learning & development, talent acquisition, and environmental health & safety (EH&S).

Prior to SRP, Rullman was head of human resources for Wide Open West internet cable and phone in which he was responsible for all aspects of human resources including talent, compensation, benefits, organization and leadership development and employee relations for 3,000 employees across 11 states. Chris also served in various leadership roles at Comcast and Protection One.

Chris has a dual bachelor’s degree in marketing and human resource management from the University of Idaho, and an MBA from George Fox University.

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