A new furniture training program launching for S.P. Richards Resellers.



October 4th, 2013

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC: NYSE) and leading wholesale distributor of business and office supplies, announced today…

A new furniture training program launching for S.P. Richards Resellers.

Fast Track, a live webinar series focused on selling furniture will launch this this month. The FurnitureAdvantage™ Sales Training program will highlight different furniture opportunities every two weeks. Each 1-hour session will focus on key categories, the targeted vertical markets served, how to position the spotlighted products in the market to win business and the support resources available. The Fast Track training series represents another solution S.P. Richards is making available to help resellers be successful in the furniture category. Additional program details can be obtained by contacting an
S.P. Richards Furniture Business Development Manager or Dawn St. Peters, S.P. Richards Furniture Program Manager
at dstpeters@sprich.com.

“We are extremely excited to launch our new Fast Track series,” said Dennis Arnold, Vice President Furniture. “This program helps position our resellers as consultative solution providers to their customers.”

FurnitureAdvantage™ is a unique quick ship special order program that provides access to 12,000 furniture and furniture accessory items from dozens of industry leading manufacturers.

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC: NYSE), distributes a wide spectrum of business products to office products resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada. These products include consumable office supplies, office furniture, computer supplies, consumer electronics, cleaning and breakroom supplies from all of the major industry manufacturers. S.P. Richards Company markets several proprietary lines under the brand names of Lorell®, Integra™, Sparco™, Genuine Joe®, Nature Saver®, Compucessory®, Elite Image® and Business Source®. The company operates 42 Distribution Centers across the United States and Canada.

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australasia. The Company also distributes industrial replacement parts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico through its Motion Industries subsidiary. S. P. Richards Company, the Office Products Group, distributes business products nationwide in the U.S. and in Canada. The Electrical/Electronic Group, EIS, Inc., distributes electrical and electronic components throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Genuine Parts Company had 2012 revenues of $13.0 billion.




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