What our Partners are Saying

Ken Martindale, CEO of Rite Aid Stores The DowellGroup continually demonstrates a unique ability to create synergistic relationships between buyers and sellers that create strong results for all parties involved.” 

Tony Montini, EVP of Merchandising at Rite Aid – “DowellGroup is a constant at Rite Aid. The firm is dependable, reliable and always does the right thing, for all parties involved. DowellGroup has forged excellent business relationships between Rite Aid and our Supplier Partners generating increased sales and profits through strong collaboration.  They place their retail partner at the top of each decision, leading to outstanding outcomes for us as well as the supplier partners that they represent.”

Lee Feldman, VP of Sales at High Ridge Brands - “Ihave had the opportunity to work with the DowellGroup since 1997. The level of experience and personal attention is Light Years above industry standards and their team of professionals consistently delivers results.  The DowellGroup is not our typical manufacturer / agency relationship but rather an extension of our internal sales and marketing support staff. I am privileged to have them on our team and would highly recommend them to any sized organization.”

Adam Seston, Sales Director, Drug and Beauty at Unilever – “Unilever has worked with the DowellGroup for several years, we have found them to be responsive, connected and relentlessly focused on growth. Together we have won Rite Aid's Vendor of the Year an amazing four years in a row, a testament to the consistent excellence DowellGroup has delivered.”

Gary Mullin, Director, National Accounts at Pharmavite- “DowellGroup is the most complete business partner I have ever had the pleasure of working with.   Their  professionalism is beyond any other.  They are much more than a broker, they truly are an extension of our organization. At the same time, it is like dealing with friends.  We handle good times as well as challenges in the same manner.   I know our business would not be where it is without DowellGroup.”

Stuart A. Hamilton III, VP of Sales at Vogue International– “Since 2008, the DowellGroup has been an outstanding business partner, providing Vogue International with highly strategic, insightful and actionable ‘go to market’ tactics that have enabled us to effectively sell and market our brands in Rite Aid.   They understood our desire to establish a long-term, successful business model and have applied the necessary resources and market expertise that have produced results well beyond our expectations.”

Marc Anthony, President and CEO at Marc Anthony  – “I have worked with the DowellGroup team now for over 8 years and I feel like I’m part of the family.  They have represented Marc Anthony like it was their own personal brand. Without exception, everyone at DowellGroup has the same level of dedication and passion for our business and that’s not normal … it’s AMAZING.”

Global Color Brands – “The DowellGroup to me is integrity and passion for the business that starts with the way they work for their vendors and retailers.  The class of the organization shows through the employees of the DowellGroup.  I know and trust my business is in good hands each day without being a watchdog for share of mind that is required with many brokers.  Best move I made was adding the DowellGroup to our business.”

Lindsay Bonczak, Territory Sales Manager at Ansell – “I have been working with Jerry, Mindi, Craig and team for the past 10+ years.  Everyone on the team has a “Can do” approach and not only can help with day to day business, but also execute programs on a large scale seamlessly.  The team has amazing relationships not only with the retailer community, but the vendor community alike. Every person on the team is a pleasure to work with and no matter how large or small your business they always make you feel like they are top priority.”

Paris Presents – “The DowellGroup and Paris Presents Incorporated has had a strong partnership for over 20 years. They add tremendous value to Rite Aid and is recognized through their strong relationships in the C-Suite.  Additionally, they work tirelessly building those same relationships at the buyer level driving alignment and desired results for both Paris Presents and the Rite Aid organization and their consumer.  As we have discovered, they add value to any supplier looking to move from a transactional to strategic platform with Rite Aid.”

Simon Shim, President at Broadway Enterprises, Inc. “DowellGroup has been part of our family for 12+ years and is an integral part of our short and long term growth strategy. They are a professional, results driven team with a wealth of knowledge in the consumer product space.”