World and Main Capabilities

Capabilities

World and Main, LLC, is a leading national distribution company operating at the intersection where distribution and sourcing meet merchandising and product development

  • Develops, markets and distributes products to leading retailers, wholesalers, home centers, discount stores, food & drug chains, municipalities, eRetailers, catalog companies and independent hardware stores.
  • Core categories include home environment, security & builder’s hardware, plumbing products and paint applicators.
  • Owned brands include Comfort Zone® (home environment), WordLock® (padlocks), Guard Security® (locksets), Ultra Hardware® (security), PX® and HiTech® (paint sundries), Helping Hand (housewares sundries), and Jones Stephens™ and AquaPlumb® (plumbing).

Delivering simplicity. Facilitating success.

This is more than a tagline. It’s our promise to the independent hardware stores, discount stores, home centers, commercial distributors, food and drug stores and leading retailers we work with every day.

Flexible Delivery

We streamline and simplify your reorder process from start to finish: from online ordering to multiple delivery methods including drop shipments, pick-up in China, or delivery to stores. Our goal is to ensure the products you need are on your shelves at the right time and right price.

National Distribution

With 5 North American distribution centers totaling over 1,000,000 square feet of warehouse space, robust owned brand product lines, and global sourcing from over 1,200 factories, we have the inventory to serve Main Streets across the country.

Global Sourcing

World and Main’s global network extends to over 35 countries covering over 13,000 products. In addition to our branded products, many of the world’s leading retailers trust World and Main to be their valued private label or OEM (original equipment manufacturer) supplier of quality products.

As experts in product development, marketing and merchandising, World and Main continually improves products and introduces new products. Inside World and Main, you will find a group of dedicated professionals who can uncover customer needs, develop creative solutions to problems and leverage category knowledge and industry experience to bring solid results to the marketplace.

World and Main’s overseas packaging facility creates unparalleled program flexibility. Plus World and Main’s global distribution footprint provides customers with consolidation services that are perfect for direct shipment programs.

To ensure quality products, the World and Main quality team employs product experts who define, audit and inspect every program. World and Main performs product specific technical testing both in-house and in coordination with many governing agencies like ANSI, ASTM, ETL, UL and others. In addition, World and Main is a CTPAT approved supplier in all company facilities.