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Retail OFFENBACHER’S Providing Fun Luxury Offenbacher’s takes pride in its ability to serve as a one-stop shop for indoor and outdoor furniture, as well as providing customers with recreation games and fireplaces. fter more than 40 years, Offenbacher’s is more than a seller of furniture. “We’re a specialty retailer that engages our customers with fun luxuries and the pleasantries of life,” General Manager Mark Ramos says. The company sells a diverse range of products to fit the changing seasons. For the spring, summer and early fall, “We feature patio furniture, outdoor accessories, gas grills, the ever-popular Big Green Egg kamado cookers and a full line-up of pool and spa chemicals and accessories,” Ramos says. Expanding its product mix for the cold winters in the Northeast region, Offenbacher’s offers such items as fireplaces, hearth accessories, pool tables, game sets, bars, barstools, table tennis, foosball and indoor shuffleboard play fields to entertain people in their homes. “The neatest thing about our company is the diverse nature of what we carry year round,” he says. President Karl Offenbacher started the firm in 1969 as a pool management company. “It evolved into a small retail shop that was selling outdoor furniture,” Ramos says. “Over time, it evolved to the diverse product mix that Offenbacher’s now represents.” Today, Offenbacher’s employs a staff of approximately 50 employees and has eight retail locations in Maryland and Virginia. Ramos praises the company’s A May/June 2012 retail merchandiser 57

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Retail Merchandiser - May/June 2012

Retail Merchandiser - May/June 2012
‘Push’ vs. ‘Pull’
Narrow Your Band
Celebrating in Style
Give a Little Something Extra
Charm City Cakes
LazyTown Entertainment
Binny’s Beverage Depot
Vallarta Supermarkets Inc.
Cintron Beverage Group
Total Wine and More
Golfsmith International Inc.
Barrow Fine Furniture
Hedahls Auto Plus
Kopp Drug Inc.
Grafton-Fraser Inc.
Intelligent Office Canada
A1 Counting Solutions
New & Notable
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Franchising Facts
Hello Kitty Charm
Playing It Up
Saban Brands Powers Up
Mars Retail Group
SEGA of America Inc.
Major League Baseball Players Association
Universal Partnerships & Licensing
Remington Arms Co.
Cartoon Network Enterprises
Hybrid Apparel
Agile Network
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Retail Merchandiser - May/June 2012