About The Wilkes Group Inc.​

The Wilkes Group Inc. started in business in 1976 as an independent importer/distributor/marketer of prestige fragrances, skin care, color cosmetics and cosmetics specialties. Over the next 37 years, the company successfully introduced and managed USA distribution of a number of brands, both foreign and domestic in the USA market. The company is totally independent and 100% privately owned.


Evian Facial Spray


 
 
 

Brand Distribution History

  • evian® Mineral Water Spray (France— introduced the first facial mineral water spray in the USA, now its category leader)
  • Elancyl (Pierre Fabre, France—the first cellulite product in America)
  • Loris Azzaro Fragrances (Mauer & Wirtz, Germany—introduced what became the largest independent prestige men’s fragrance)
  • Barielle Nail, Hand and Foot Care (USA— introduced what became the largest independent nail/foot care line)
  • Kneipp Bath & Body Products (Kneipp, Germany—introduced the first aroma therapy products)
  • Coriandre by Jean Couturier (France) – introduced to the US Market at Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus
  • Pupa Color Cosmetics (Micys, Italy) – assumed distribution and managed for over 20 years
  • Bronnley of London (UK) – assumed distribution and managed until brand was acquired

Today, the company focuses on evian® Facial Spray— a niche product that was introduced in 1978 and has been a leader in its category for 36 years.  The company continues to search for unique specialty products.

Facilities

The Wilkes Group Inc. staffs a modern 7,500 sq. ft. office and distribution center in Old Lyme, CT. The company has been at this location since 1993 and was headquartered New York City. The company manages a group of 35 multi-line sales representatives covering the entire United States.


Cosmetics Distributor


Cosmetics Supplier

Capabilities

  • Reliable coverage of all sectors of retail trade (although focused primarily on prestige groups and independent retailers)
  • State-of-the-art online, computer and EDI technology
  • e-commerce
  • Professional customer service/telephone sales
  • Custom product assemblies
  • In-house graphic design, packaging and display development
  • Participation in several hotel amenity and corporate gift programs

Evian Facial Spray is currently sold at retailers such as Sephora, Nordstrom, and Ulta and in luxury hotel/resorts including Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons.

Contact

Have a niche product? Contact us to see how we can fit your needs.

If you are interested in evian® Facial Spray for your retail establishment or any other venue, please call.


Phone: 860-434-3321 x 0

Fax: 860-434-5557

E-mail: mail@wilkesgroup.com

Customer Service: 800-365-3958

Executive offices and Distribution Center:
8 Vista Drive Old Lyme
Connecticut, 06371 USA

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