Mar 17, 2009

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Europa Sports Winner in 2008 NBJ Business Achievement Award

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Nutrition Business Journal’s annual Business Achievement Awards were recently compiled and published, and topping the list for Industry Growth in the Large Companies Category was Europa Sports Products.  This marks the 5th year in a row that Europa has been awarded in NBJ’s Growth Category, and there are no signs of slowing down.

For Europa, it’s all about continual growth – it’s looking for faster ways to get products into the consumer’s hands, it’s hiring the right employees to meet the increasing demand, and most importantly, it’s staying focused on growth as a company goal and having fun while doing it.

In the tough economic climate Europa has worked extra hard to increase their 4 P’sProduct, Place (distribution centers), People, and Profit.  The individual growth in each one of these elements contributed to the collaborative growth/success of the company as a whole.

Profit: Europa has seen a 19.7% growth in 2008 sales compared to 2007.  A significant contributor to this growth comes from a department that didn’t even exist 5 years ago, Europa’s Food Drug & Mass (FDM) department.  FDM, a growing resource for Mass Market and Major Retailers of Vitamins, Supplements, and Nutritional products, has more than tripled its revenue since 2006.

People: While job growth has stagnated or declined across the nation it has been the exact opposite for Europa.  Since December of 2007 they’ve grown from 187 employees to 298. That’s 111 new jobs in a year!

Place: Since 2005, Europa has added 3 distribution centers across the country, bringing the nationwide total to 6 locations.  Europa now has locations in Charlotte, NC; Mesquite, TX; Fresno, CA; Strongsville, OH; Windsor, CT; and Orlando, FL.

Product: Since last year’s nominations for the Nutrition Business Journal Awards, Europa has added 34 Vendors and just under 1,000 products!  Europa now offers their customers more than 4,500 products representing over 190 of the industry’s leading brands.

Europa Sports Products, founded by CEO Eric Hillman and COO Jeff Compton in 1990, is a leading distributor of sports supplements, drinks and accessories to gyms, health food stores and specialty supplement retailers.  Europa will continue to make the necessary improvements to continue to be the industry leader in supplement distribution.

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