News Archive: Oct 18th 2018
New Tariff Announcement
The previously threatened tariff on $200 Billion on Chinese goods by our government was confirmed on September 17th, 2018.
The U.S. will introduce an initial 10 percent tariff, giving American businesses some time to find alternative supply chains, before the duties rise to 25 percent from the start of next year. China responded by saying it will retaliate with its own measures.
The government will be charging all importers, including A-ROO Company LLC, an additional 10% and will be doing so for all affected goods we have produced in China beginning with deliveries on or after September 24, 2018. We are sorry for this inconvenience and cost, but have no control over it and are forced to pass on the 10% increase. This 10% increase will appear as a separate line item on your invoice. On December 1, 2018, President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a 90-day pause on new tariff actions. If the two countries cannot reach a deal within 90 days, the White House says, existing 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods could be increased to 25 percent. This increase would possibly occur on March 1, 2019.
As a global provider of goods and services, A-ROO Company produces an extensive line of “Made in America” products in our Strongsville, OH factory. This provides the opportunity for all customers to have domestically produced products and not be affected by the tariffs in the future. We are happy to provide a quotation to fill your needs.
Additionally, as the largest stocking provider of plant and flower packaging in North America, we have many sizes and styles of different packaging items that even if produced in China, arrived in our warehouses prior to the execution of the tariff. We recommend that you take advantage of this inventory and place orders now for immediate delivery for the future 2018 and 2019 holiday and everyday packaging. All Chinese imported stock inventory that arrived prior to the September 24th date will be sold and shipped on a first-come / first-served basis – again, please call and order now to receive pre-tariff pricing while available on orders that ship immediately.
We always appreciate and value your business!
News Archive: Aug 10th 2018
Sales Account Manager - Vanessa Miller
A-ROO Distributing of California, LLC would like to introduce Vanessa Miller, Sales - Account Manager, to our Oceanside, California team. Vanessa is a native Californian and comes to us with a decade of experience in sales, marketing, and customer service, so will be a great addition to our A-ROO family. She is looking forward to meeting and working with our great customers!
News Archive: Jan 10th 2018
Celebrating 50 Years of Packaging
A-ROO Company has two very special anniversaries to celebrate this year – first, A-ROO Company is turning 50 (1968 – 2018); and our manufacturing division located in Ohio, Western Reserve Sleeve, Inc. (WRS), will also be celebrating a special anniversary – 25-years of manufacturing quality packaging (1993 – 2018).
Our company has been built on hard work, doing business the right way, treating all people with respect, and appreciating our customers’ business. We have done our best to be innovators and make a difference to the markets we serve. We think we have accomplished that, and more.
We are proud to share and celebrate both of our special birthdays – WRS for 25-years of quality, efficient and safe manufacturing, and A-ROO Company for 50-years of servicing our customers with superior packaging and unmatched A-ROO personal service.
News Archive: Nov 27th 2017
Paula Peluso – office manager for Oceanside, California. You will hear Paula’s cheerful voice when you call, and she is always happy to help. She loves to spend time with her husband, children and pets. She is a talented crafter, and is active socially, and with her church.
Change in location – Chris Wigley, Territory Manager, has transferred from our California office to Seguin, Texas. (Smart to pick another warm weather location, Chris!) Chris will cover the central U.S., and we wish him well in his new territory.
News Archive: Aug 28th 2017
New sizes available - Kraft Paper sleeves for Bouquets
We now have two new smaller stock sizes of our very popular Kraft Paper Sleeves - a 10x10x3" sleeve and a 12x12x4.5" sleeve.
Our Kraft Paper Sleeves are all made with a high quality natural brown kraft paper and help protect your blooms during transport. Protecting plants and flowers naturally helps assure a positive post-sale Consumer experience and appreciation!
See our entire selection of Kraft Paper Sleeve here
News Archive: May 30th 2017
New A-ROO Company Trolley Primer Available
See all the different Plant Trolleys and Carts available from A-ROO Company in our new Primer! Contact your sales representative for your printed copy now!
This is our third issue of our company primers which cover a variety of products and topics that include Fresh Herb Packaging, Disposable Pastry Bags, and now Plant Trolleys and Carts.
News Archive: Feb. 23rd 2017
DOUBLE DIGIT SALES GROWTH...A NEW RECORD FOR A-ROO COMPANY
A-ROO Company today announced that 2016 was a record year on many fronts. “2016 was a year that saw A-ROO Company execute its plans for product growth, new national and regional retail programs and enhanced customer service,” noted A-ROO Company President and CEO, Scott Gilbert.
Sales increases were seen in all four U.S. branches and over 240 new customers were added to an already stellar customer list. An important element in this growth was the successful introduction and growth in targeted product categories, ie custom built plant trollies/carts, food contact packaging and produce/herb packaging.
In response to the growing demand for A-ROO Company products, the company has made significant investments to increase capacity and improve production efficiencies. “I am very proud of our A-ROO Company team for producing these outstanding results,” concluded Gilbert. A-ROO Company is already off to a great start in 2017 and prospects are very good for yet another record year.
ABOUT A-ROO COMPANY
A-ROO Company is the industry leader in conical-shaped plastic film packaging. They provide customers with the most comprehensive selection of standard floral packaging, plant packaging and food packaging products.
For more information, contact: Dennis DeBaltzo | email@example.com | 440-238-8850 | 800-336-2766
News Archive: Mar. 8th 2016
New Product News – Disposable Pastry Bags
For over twenty years, we have been manufacturing Disposable Decorating Pastry and Piping Bags for supermarket bakery departments as well as independent bakeries. We continue to make a quality product in our AIB rated packaging facility and now offer and inventory three convenient sizes, all in dispenser boxes to meet your needs. See our New Disposable Pastry Bags here.
News Archive: Feb. 17th 2016
New Product News – New e Covers™
The A-ROO Company is very excited about two new additions to our pre-formed Ecover line. The Marquee™ e Cover™ sports a fun vivacious polka dot style design that will bring new life to your plants. The Marquee™ e Cover™ is available in six exciting color combinations and four popular sizes. Click here to see the Marquee™ e Covers™ The new Hampton™ e Cover™ has the look of sophistication but with a bold simplicity. It has a clean modern look that will elegantly frame the natural beauty of your plants. The Hampton™ e Cover™ is available in four dynamic colors and four popular sizes. Click here to see the Hampton™ e Covers™ Both of these new e Covers™ will be available in March 2016
New Product News – New DLS Flip Sheets
In addition to our two new e Covers, A-ROO Company also brings two new DLS™ Flip Sheets to the mix. The Ciroux™ DLS Flip™ Sheet has a linear dot design that brings the fun and excitement of a carnival or festival to your flowers and plants while at the same time showcasing their natural beauty. These sheets are available in two different sizes. Click here to see the Ciroux™ DLS Flip™ Sheets The Linea™ DLS Flip™ Sheet boasts a modern classic design using simple lines that inspire by giving your plants and flowers a timeless and distinct look. These sheets are available in two different sizes. Click here to see the Linea™ DLS Flip™ Sheets Both of these DLS Flip Sheets will be available in March 2016
News Archive: Oct. 5th 2015
New Product News - Stock Tomato Sleeve: A-ROO Company has introduced a new sleeve for packaging tomatoes on the vine. Click here for more information on our new Tomato Sleeve.
News Archive: Aug. 27th 2015
A-ROO Company of Texas welcomed another new addition to their growing office as the friendly voice you hear when you call in. Sara Strom the new Office Administrator does much more than answering the phones. Sara is in charge of numerous office duties which include Order Entry, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Scheduling and Inventory. Sara was welcomed as the newest member of their team in August of 2015.
News Archive: Jun. 5th 2015
New Product News - Stock Potted Herb Sleeves: Potted Herbs are an edible gift from nature that keeps growing and giving. A-ROO Company is the leading producer and distributor of conical shapes and plant sleeves and we have extensive experience with a wide range of materials that can protect, help extend shelf-life and enhance the appearance to promote optimum merchandising potential. We are happy to announce that we now have standard printed potted herb sleeves in stock and ready to ship.
News Archive: May 30th 2015
New Product News - New Stock Hydroponic Sleeves: A-ROO Company has added a line of new stock items that are the ideal way to package hydroponically grown leafy greens. Our unique “U” shaped seal paired with our conical shaped sleeves hold the bare root rootball in a stable upright position within the package. In addition to our existing 10 x 14.5 x 4 we now offer 14" x 9" x 4" and 16" x 11" x 5" sizes.Click here to see the new hydroponic sleeves.
News Archive: May 27th 2015
New Product News - Stock Herb Sleeves: A-ROO Company now offers an assortment of stock sleeves specifically designed for fresh cut herbs. These new herb sleeves have resealable adhesive strips along the fold-over flap, sealed bottoms and an anti-fog feature. Click here for more information on our stock herb sleeves.
News Archive: May 22nd 2015
New Product News - Stock Produce and Herb Pouches: A-ROO Company now offers a full selection of standard Produce and Herb Pouches. The stand-up pouch is available in a wide assortment of sizes and shapes perfect for any and all produce and herb items you may have. Contact an A-ROO Company Sales Representative for more information.
News Archive: May 14th 2015
We would like to announce the promotion of two A-ROO Company employees. Phil Basak has been with A-ROO Company for over 15 years; he started in October of 1999 as our Controller and recently received a well-deserved promotion to Vice President of Finance. Krystle Klink started at A-ROO Company in May of 2008 as a designer in our Creative Department. Krystle was also recently promoted to a newly created position as, Retail Creative Manager.
News Archive: Feb. 3rd 2015
New Product News - Plant Trolleys: A-ROO Company is excited to now offer Plant Trolleys. We have a large selection of plant trolleys available in several different sizes to suit your needs. We have many options to choose from such as different style casters, hitch and pin bases, shelf materials and cart coatings. Click here to visit the page.
News Archive: Jun. 10th 2014
AIB Rating is a “Third-Party Audit” and is comprised of an internationally recognized consolidated set of standards for inspecting a manufacturing facility such as ours that is a Food Contact Packaging Manufacturing Facility. All inspections and the related and all important ratings are standardized internationally – so that every such facility whether in America, Australia, Austria or Asia is conducted using the same exact criteria and guidelines. Compliance with these strict steps and criteria and receiving a rating of 970 out of 1000 means that our manufacturing facility is truly a “World-Class” manufacturing facility that produces and makes packaging that comes in contact with food products. By exceeding the standard, we can give our customers maximum confidence that they are purchasing from a company with a very high regard for Quality, Safety and properly standardized process steps required in a positive AIB Rating. We felt that it was important to be rated just as many of our existing customers are that are also in the food related business. We are all extremely proud of the very high rating that our Manufacturing and Distribution facilities in Strongsville, Ohio - A-ROO Company LLC and our sister manufacturing facility Western Reserve Sleeve, Inc. have received due to our own strict procedural policies in place by A-ROO Company and Western Reserve Sleeve, Inc; and the training of all employees in the guidelines set forth.
News Archive: Jun. 14th 2013
Exciting New Standard Product added to our industry leading standard pot plant sleeve offerings - this new A‑ROO item is perfect for the popular 13cm Orchid Pot.
Click here for more information.
News Archive: Aug. 13th 2013
A‑ROO Distributing of California, LLC
Lots of exciting news coming out of our Oceanside, California office…
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Trevor McNeill to the position of Branch Manager in California. Trevor has developed an excellent rapport with his Customers. Trevor is confident and ready to continue growing our Oceanside organization and is looking forward to the challenges ahead.
On August 5th, Chris Wigley joined the sales force at A‑ROO Company in California. Chris has a long history in sales and has had experience serving the horticulture market in California. He will be servicing many accounts in Southern California.
News Archive: Dec. 20th, 2012
A‑ROO Company is very excited to announce two promotions effective the first of the New Year 2013 that will benefit all of our customers.
Dennis DeBaltzo – has been promoted to Vice President of Sales. Dennis has been with A‑ROO Company since August of 1995 and most recently has been, National Sales Manager. Dennis has been a major contributor to our success with his dedication, hard work, and leadership. Dennis will continue to lead the sales force to even greater success in the upcoming years.
Michael Poretsky – has been promoted to Ohio Branch Sales Manager. Michael joined the A‑ROO Company in July of 1996 as Territory Manager in the Midwest / Great Lakes Region. Michael will continue to manage that territory in addition to his new responsibilities. Michael has a wealth of packaging experience, and he is looking forward to taking even a bigger role for the benefit of our customers and company.
News Archive: Nov. 1st, 2012
We are pleased to introduce Kevin Shuman as our new Northeast Territory Manager. Kevin started his career at A‑ROO Company on April 2nd of this year. After six months with the company, we have finally stopped calling him the “new guy”. Kevin comes to us with a wealth of experience in sales; he was a dedicated employee for Proctor and Gamble for many years. He has a strong desire to work hard, be successful and to service our customers in his area. We are pleased to have Kevin on our Sales Team.
NEW PRODUCT NEWS
A‑ROO has introduced three brand new Mini Collections to our already extensive line, two new Decorative Liner Sheets and a brand new Fresh Flower Bouquet sleeve.
Giverny™ Mini-Collection – These Decorative Liner Sheets were inspired by French Impressionist artist Claude Monet and the beautiful gardens at his home in the village of Giverny in Northern France. Monet was famous for the freshness he gave to his paintings and the use of the technique of Broken Color which achieves the sensation of light itself in a painting. We feel that we have captured a bit of that same look and feel in one of our newest designs.
Chalk Flowers™ Mini-Collection – These Decorative Liner Sheets have the look of a simple two-tone hand drawn flower design in five different cheerful colors. The reverse side of this Flip™ Sheet is printed with a solid complementary color.
ALLURE™ Mini-Collection - just like the name implies, an eye-catching pattern of flowers meant to attract, flatter and captivate – a perfect compliment to Fresh Flower Bouquets.