BioLite Appoints Waypoint Outdoor In New Growth Plan
November 8, 2018
Partnership Targets 2019 Acceleration In Core Outdoor Business
(Brooklyn, NY, November 7, 2018) – BioLite, an innovator in off-grid energy solutions, is proud to announce Waypoint Outdoor as its exclusive nationwide master sales representative group for the US Outdoor Wholesale Market.
“BioLite is thrilled to partner with Waypoint to expand the level of service we can offer to our hundreds of retail partners across the US. Waypoint has been a leader in the outdoor industry for over twenty years with a deep commitment to the dedicated retailers that educate, inspire and serve outdoor athletes and adventurers,” says BioLite CEO, Jonathan Cedar, “together with Waypoint, we will aim to help our retail partners and their staff better understand BioLite’s unique portfolio of renewable energy products and their environmental sustainability mission while providing a higher level of customer service and responsiveness to our dealers.”
Effective November 1, 2018, Waypoint will work in collaboration with BioLite’s in-house sales, marketing, and dealer service teams to create a cohesive strategy for on-the-ground retail support that includes:
- Establishing a clear brand position in the marketplace as a leader in off-grid energy solutions across the categories of Cooking, Charging, and Lighting
- Strengthening relationships with existing retail partners while growing brand awareness and presence across specialty retail
- Developing comprehensive go-to-market plans for 2019 launches and beyond
- Building effective product knowledge and education programs for retail staff
Bob Holding, partner at Waypoint Outdoor said, “We’re extremely excited about our partnership with BioLite. The Waypoint team has long admired BioLite’s innovative products since they hit the market, but more than anything we’re inspired by the mission. We want to be a part of brands that are making a difference in the world and BioLite truly is. We can’t wait to apply our passion and experience to growing BioLite throughout the U.S. marketplace.“
BioLite is a social enterprise that develops, manufactures, and markets advanced energy products for off-grid communities around the world. The company creates breakthrough cooking, charging, and lighting solutions for both outdoor enthusiasts as well as rural families living in energy poverty. It has been the recipient of numerous recognitions including Popular Science’s Best of What’s New, Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards, BusinessWeek’s Most Promising Social Enterprise, and the Red Dot Design Award. Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, the company was founded in 2009 by Jonathan Cedar and Alec Drummond. BioLite is proudly a Carbon Neutral company. Discover more about BioLite at BioLiteEnergy.com
About Waypoint Outdoor
Established in 1997, Waypoint Outdoor is a Seattle based Outdoor Products sales and service company. Guided by the principles of excellence, passion, respect and giving back, its 21 team members have over 200+ years of Outdoor Industry experience working with brand such as Arcteryx, BOGS, Keen, Klean Kanteen, Leatherman, Nemo Equipment, O’Neill, Smartwool, Sole, Sunski, and Vasque. To learn more about Waypoint Outdoor, visit www.waypointoutdoor.com.