Global Sourcing Services

Encore & Associates is best in class with sourcing and developing cohesive, on-trend Seasonal programs. We create winning seasonal collections that are driven by trend insights, market analysis and category financials.

We provide complete turn-key import operations and will assist and collaborate with you through the entire process from design to development to delivery.


Project Management

Each Seasonal project has an assigned lead to assist and collaborate with your team every step of the way. We establish critical path deadlines and ensure these are met in order to get product delivered to you in a timely manner.

Design, R&D

We are experts in identifying new trends and tailoring them to work for your industry. We develop in-depth trend guides for each season and will work the design themes across your collection to create a unique and cohesive program, that is exclusive to you!

Global Sourcing

We travel domestically and internationally to source the best quality product for the best value. We will always source new product for every season! Our sourcing offices are located in California, Hong Kong and Taiwan for around the clock support.


Product Development

We pick and develop product based on your chosen theme and price points. Each item in the collection help creates the story and theme of the season. Items go through our rigid financial performance analysis before they become part of the final selection.


We understand all the different packaging mediums and offer suggestions based on your budget and needs. We manage your private label packaging with all our manufacturers to ensure cohesive branding across all items in the program.

Category and Retail Management

We offer various services from conducting in-depth item performance analysis and ranking, to monitoring weekly sales performance. Our team of experts can take you through recommended promotional pricing and help plan and forecast for upcoming seasons.

Supply Chain

Our team of supply chain professionals take the mystery out of importing goods. From tariffs, Q&A regulations, customs brokers fees to inland freight and consolidation, we are with you every step of the way to ensure timely delivery to your warehouses and stores.

What Makes Us Unique

  • Design cohesive themes across product, packaging, merchandising and marketing. Our product designs are unique and exclusive to our retail partners.
  • Leverage global trends and focus on consumer preferences by brand and/or division.
  • Partner with retailers to leverage their strengths locally and optimize our strengths globally.
  • Cross merchandise GM affinities with various food categories for additional basket building.
  • Forecast and recommend retail store specific clustering and space optimization assortments.
  • Differentiate by sharing our deep retail grocery experience and success in best of class business processes.

Our Full Service
Global Sourcing Process

  • Market Research &
    Competitive Analysis
  • Establish Critical
    Path Milestones
  • Identify Trends &
    Product Development
  • Global
  • Planogram
  • Sales Presentations
    & Finalize Assortment
  • PO Placement
    & Packaging
  • Quality Assurance
    & Product Testing
  • Third Party Inspections
    & Shipment Release
  • Customs Clearance
    & Shipment Tracking
  • Delivery to
  • Sales Performance
    Tracking & Next Season