“Cline Associates has been a sales representative for Shell’s Automotive Consumer Products for over 10 years. In that time, they have successfully managed strategic accounts for us such as HT Hackney, JT Davenport, Wilco, The Pantry, Circle K Divisions, Racetrac, Spinx and Mapco while creating incremental distribution of Shell’s Automotive brands. Cline Associates success comes from a detailed understanding of our products, our programs, the category we play in, as well as the business needs of our customers. They represent themselves and us with the professionalism required make us both valuable to our customer base. I would highly recommend them to any company searching for a business partner that will work hard to grow the business.”

Barry Smith – National Accounts Team Leader,
Shell Oil Products US


“Cline Associates have been providing us with excellent service for many years. They have always taken the time to fully understand our needs and requirements. I have found them to be helpful, friendly and a pleasure to do business with. The owners pride themselves in having an excellent customer service department. Cline Associates customer service handles any purchase order and bill backs in a timely manner. They are one of the few brokers that go into our customer’s stores and do resets on a regular basis. The company has a good working relationship with all of our groups thus these customers support the manufacturers they represent. Their sincerity and dedication in providing us with great service has in-turn gained popularity for us among our customers.In my opinion there is no better broker in the Southeast to represent your line if you want maximum representation of your product.I would, without hesitation, recommend any business owner to take full advantage of Cline Associate’s programs. I assure you that you will not be disappointed.”

Steve Kirby – General Manager,
HT Hackney Service Merchandisers


“I have been working with Cline Associates throughout the growth of WILCOHESS, and previously worked with Dean Sr while he was in the wholesale business and I was with The Pantry.  Their strategy has always been to create a profitable relationship between the retailer and their manufacturers.  At WILCOHESS, that is what we desire as well. Cline Associates has maintained a full service strategy with WILCOHESS. This strategy includes the sales side of the business but compliments those efforts with retail support in the stores. Their retail support, through both regular remerchandising efforts and full store resets, is a key reason that we have so many of their lines in our stores. I confidently recommend Cline Associates to any manufacturer looking for a quality company that provides above average sales efforts and operational support.”

Larry Lytle – Previous Marketing Manager,
WILCOHESS & Speedway


“For the past 15 years, I have had a positive experience dealing with Cline Associates.  Most brokers today only contact distributors when a contract needs signing or just to present new items. Cline Associates frequently checks on its customers by appointments, telephone, fax or email while most brokers just email you. It is truly a partnership working with the Clines and their customer service reps to help grow everyone’s business.

Peyton W. Balsley – Vice President,
Reidsville Grocery Co. Inc.


“I have been working with Cline Associates for 16 years and we have always had a strong partnership. Cline Associates offers a common sense approach to the business and they follow through with any promises made. Their retail support of our in-store programs is a key factor to why we have chosen them to provide many of our important product lines. The company ownership is personally involved in our business negotiations and I have found that to be an important factor in our joint success.”

Richard Mione – Director of Marketing,
GPM Investements


“Cline Associates is a great partner. I have worked with them for many years. Their follow up is outstanding. They are quick to present new items and programs to wholesale and retail. I would highly recommend them to any company looking for a broker that is honest and always acts in the best interest of all parties.”

Judi Keith – VP Marketing/Purchasing,
Coremark N.C.


“In thinking of Cline Associates, there are several things that come to mind. They are knowledgeable, dedicated, experienced, resourceful and dependable. They have good representation at both wholesale and retail. Cline Associates understand the role of the wholesaler along with having knowledge of the market. They are partners in business that we can count on to work hard and work smart to help grow our business.”

Jere Loggins – Sales Director,
Federated Foods


“Cline Associates representation of our products has been absolutely superb. Over the last 5 years Cline Associates has been instrumental in signing some of our most productive, and profitable, retail partners. Every Cline Associates staff member is professional, responsive, and dependable. We work with Brokers nationwide and there is no doubt that Cline Associates is our best partner.”

Ron Mahlberg – Senior National Accounts Manager,
epay Worldwide


“I have been working with Cline Associates for over six years now and am extremely happy with the professionalism of their entire organization.  Each one of the account managers I deal with goes above and beyond to manage and grow current business but they also are always looking for “new” business. This year alone they have secured 5 new wholesalers which is a tremendous accomplishment. I would recommend Cline  Associates to any manufacturer looking for representation.”

Janet Moore – Regional Vice President,
Navajo Manufacturing


“Cline Associates representation of our products has exceeded expectations. Cline Associates staff members are professional, responsive, and dependable. We work with Brokers nationwide and there is no doubt that Cline Associates is one of the best.”

John Shaw – VP of Sales,
epay Worldwide