GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. — Health and beauty care distributor Convenience Valet has partnered with pharmaceutical company Mylan Consumer Healthcare to distribute its portfolio of brand-name over-the-counter products at convenience and travel stores nationwide.
Canonsburg, Pa.-based Mylan’s brands include Vivarin, a caffeine-based alertness aid, in tablet and gum forms; Cold-Eeze and Cold-Eeze Plus Defense common-cold reducers; and MidNite, a sleep aid.
“Our partnership with Mylan allows us to extend even more top brands to distributors and retailers to fully satisfy their customers,” said Jim Blosser, executive vice president of sales for Convenience Valet. “HBC in convenience and travel stores like hotels or airport shops must serve various ‘need states,’ and consumers are seeking brands they trust.”
Beyond the partnership with Mylan, Convenience Valet has also appointed industry veteran Barry Feld to its board of directors. Feld was previously president and CEO of Cost Plus World Market, Alameda, Calif., a chain of specialty retail stores that sells home furniture, apparel, coffee, alcohol beverages and international food products, before the company sold to Bed, Bath and Beyond. Feld is also the chairman of the board of the Retail Management Institute at Santa Clara University, where he works with C-level private-sector and academic professionals.
"Barry will bring in-depth retail and innovation experience to our Board,” said Ronald Weinberg Jr., managing director and principal of Weinberg Capital Group, Cleveland, the private-equity group that owns Convenience Valet. “We look forward to his fresh insights on our business priorities as we continue to grow at an accelerated pace.”
Glendale Heights, Ill.-based Convenience Valet specializes in repacking and distributing brands in health and beauty care (HBC), automotive and other general-merchandise categories. It distributes more than 500 branded HBC, over-the-counter, personal-care and sundries products in convenience or travel sizes and has an expansive distribution network through which its partners' products can reach consumers nationwide.