COVID-19 Health and Safety Update

COVID-19 Health and Safety Update

NRI has an unwavering commitment to the health and safety of our team members, especially during this pandemic. As part of our continued efforts surrounding COVID-19, NRI is assessing risk in all areas daily.

In Southern California, the company has implemented the following COVID-19 safety measures:

  • On-site COVID-19 and antibody testing (available for family members too at no cost).
  • All team members temperature screened when entering the warehouse.
  • All team members to wear face coverings, and will be provided face shields while in the warehouse.
  • Increased cleaning schedule using third party resources.
  • Regular fumigation of high traffic/touch areas using third party resource.
  • Creation of COVID-19 specific internal email to support immediate feedback channel for team members.
  • Ongoing training and communication around COVID-19.

NRI truly cares and invests in doing what we can to keep all team members safe.

NRI Named 3PL Provider for Rip Curl USA

NRI to Provide 3PL Services for Rip Curl USA’s Domestic Operations

LOS ANGELES – (June 29, 2020) – NRI, a leading third-party logistics (3PL) provider for aspirational lifestyle brands, is proud to introduce its newest client addition, Rip Curl USA. NRI will provide logistics for Rip Curl USA’s domestic wholesale, retail and ecommerce business.

“It’s an honor to work with an iconic and innovative brand with such rich heritage,” said NRI President, Chris Maydaniuk. “Our companies’ mutual value of community and environment alongside quality of product and service make this a natural fit. On behalf of the entire NRI team, welcome to the family. We look forward to further building our partnership with Rip Curl USA, providing the best in class service, and innovating together towards a more sustainable future.”

Rip Curl provides a wide assortment of products deeply rooted in surfing including apparel, accessories, wetsuits and swimwear. NRI’s full service 3PL will handle warehousing, fulfillment and returns for all Rip Curl USA goods. NRI’s dynamic warehouse, IT and operations infrastructure will enable Rip Curl USA to focus on business objectives with the confidence of a trusted logistics provider.

“NRI’s reputation made the selection process seamless. They are a proven 3PL with deep roots in our industry and over 20 years of success in the business,” said Rip Curl North America President Dylan Slater. “NRI was built on relationships and values that align with Rip Curl. We are confident their expertise will deliver on our high expectations to provide the best service to our customers and continue to foster Rip Curl’s growth in the US market.”


Photos: Courtesy of Rip Curl

NRI Makes Organizational Moves

NRI is excited to announce organizational updates to our Business Development and Business Services teams to further enhance services for our clients and partners, and better align our people strategy.

With increased focus on NRI growth strategy, Ryan Dale-Johnson moves into Director of Sales – heading up the Business Development team of Sales, Freight Sales, and Marketing.

The Accounts team including Dave Kuan and Leemarie Soto join Will Jordan, Director of Accounts and Planning, in the newly formed Account Services and Client Management team. Additionally, Amanda De Monte and Jameel Thompson will be supporting the team in their respective capacities as Account Service Managers. These moves will bring further focus to our valued clients through increased cohesiveness, support, and engagement tools; as well as improved internal training, and standards.

“We look forward to building even more successful partnerships with our clients moving forward with these changes,” said NRI Distribution President Chris Maydaniuk. “Both Ryan and Will have a long tenure with NRI, having been with us since our formative years, and we are very confident in their ability to work together with their teams towards the long-term success of our partners and our one team mindset.”

NRI Launches Website Redesign

NRI Continues Future Growth Strategy with New Website, New Hire and Positive Ecommerce Fulfillment Results

LOS ANGELES – (May 13, 2020) – NRI Distribution, a leading third-party logistics (3PL) provider for aspirational lifestyle brands, drives forward with its future growth strategy unveiling a new website, a new hire, and positive ecommerce news.

While the world is grappling with the current state of affairs, NRI continues to safely service its customers while pushing forward with its 2020 business objectives. In one of several key initiatives, NRI has launched a fully redesigned website, tapping the reputable agency Libre Design for the project. As the premier go-to agency
for elevated design, Libre worked with NRI to develop a sophisticated, modern website, built around timeless content.

“We are super happy to have had the opportunity to work with Libre Design on our website revamp, their highly experienced designers and team were amazing throughout the process,” said Brian White, Director of Business Development for NRI. “Our goal was to create a hub for information about our services and to showcase the foundational drivers of our organization. Being able to feature our continual focus on information technology and all of our customizable tools was critically important.”

In other company news, the business development team has added Kelley Meidroth to a newly created marketing manager role. She will focus on NRI branding and marketing working across all departments in the USA and Canada. Meidroth joins NRI with an extensive background in marketing and public relations, previously holding positions with many notable lifestyle brands in apparel, accessories, and footwear. She will be based at the NRI Los Angeles headquarters.

In April, NRI recorded substantial increases in ecommerce volume year over year, in the USA and Canada.

“We are optimistic about the future, our growth strategy, and the results we are seeing in ecommerce,” said Chris Maydaniuk, NRI President. “As a key sector of our business, we are prepared to adjust fulfillment needs based on the needs of each individual customer. We are fully equipped to scale our services as our customers’ needs change, and we will remain both steady and flexible in our approach as we move through this year.”


COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

To our valued partners,

Little has changed at NRI since Friday’s update last week, however we want to check in regularly to confirm our status. We are still open and operating in all regions with extensive focus on the health and safety of our teams and community.

We have entered our second week under a modified schedule. Please continue to bring forth your questions, feedback, and needs. The next 2 days will be quiet days in most facilities however we are available all days through phone and email at minimum. If you are unsure who to contact, please see the number at the end of this post.

Once again we are seeing negligible service interruptions from carriers within the USA and Canada however some are suspending service guarantees and are modifying how signatures upon delivery are obtained. Some international destinations may also be seeing delivery adjustments.

For a concise update on carriers’ statements and possible alterations to services, please utilize the following links:

FedEx // UPS // USPS // Canada Post // Purolator // Loomis // DHL

If you are unable to find further necessary supporting information to help you make decisions and plans, please reach out so that we can help wherever possible. Please call or text: +1-250-319-4223.

On behalf of all of us at NRI, we wish you and your loved ones well.

Inc 5000 Press Release


Ryan Dale-Johnson


NRI Distribution Named One of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Inc . Magazine


NRI Distribution Ranks No. 2293 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List with Three-Year Revenue Growth of 175%


[LOS ANGELES, CA, September 4th, 2019] — NRI Distribution, a 3PL provider specializing in the fulfillment of premium lifestyle brands, was announced as one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc . Magazine on its 2019 Inc. 5000 list. This is NRI Distribution’s first time appearing on the Inc. 5000, the most prestigious annual ranking of the top 5,000 most successful privately held companies in the United States. In previous years the list has featured companies such as GoPro, Facebook, Dell, Pandora, Domino’s Pizza, and other wellknown names as honorees.

With a revenue of $40.3 million dollars and revenue growth of 175% over the past three years, Canadian-founded NRI Distribution ranked at number 2,293 on the 2019 list.

“We are deeply honored and humbled to have been recognized by Inc . Magazine on their Inc. 5000 list,” said Chris Maydaniuk, President of NRI Distribution . “I am immensely proud of each member of the NRI team, and I am grateful for all of their hard work that has contributed to NRI Distribution earning this significant distinction.”

Many paths to growth exhibited by Inc. 5000 listed companies
Inc. Magazine observed staggering growth in their comparison of the Inc. 5000 list from 2018 to 2019. The magazine reported that this year’s list as a whole achieved three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent.

“The companies on this year’s list have followed so many different paths to success,” said Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter in a recent press release. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

NRI Distribution continues to expand
Focusing on the North American fulfillment of premium branded footwear, apparel and accessories, NRI Distribution has experienced rapid growth over the last several years. The third-party logistics provider currently owns and operates a total of six warehouses across Canada and the United States. In 2018, the company opened a new warehouse in Montreal, Quebec, and NRI Distribution plans to continue this growth by expanding into East Coast USA during the spring of 2020.

“We have built our growth strategy with superior customer service at our core,” said Maydaniuk . “Our dedication to our client’s success is part of the DNA of NRI Distribution. It has set us apart from our 3PL competitors, and it has enabled us to build relationships with our clients that have continued to bloom since we began this business 22 years ago. To be selected as an honoree of the 2019 Inc. 5000 list is a celebration for us all.”

To view the Inc. 5000 list in its entirety, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, visit

About NRI Distribution
NRI Distribution is a 3PL providing scalable solutions to aspirational lifestyle brands across all channels of e-commerce, wholesale, retail, and reverse logistics. With over 1,000,000 square feet of combined warehouse space in Canada and the United States, NRI continues to grow and is grateful to have been recognized by Inc. Magazine as the 2,293rd fastest growing company in North America.

NRI Cyber Week Success

Ryan Dale-Johnson


NRI Distribution’s +200% YOY Cyber week results

[LOS ANGELES, CA, August 16th, 2019] — In September of 2019, NRI confirmed a strong November forecast; based on brands bullish Cyber week sales. Now in December, the 3Pl looks back on the predictions excited that brands not only met projections, but many far exceeded plan.

NRI is fortunate to partner with strong omni-channel brands with robust digital platforms.
With a focus on modernizing the business, this week’s record-breaking stats prove NRI’s investment in direct and online services for brand partners is a growing competitive advantage. Black Friday and Cyber week really test process and efficiency with some brands output gaining 5X daily demand.

Black Friday and Cyber week statistics
Industry experts are reporting overall sales up nearly 20% for black Friday. Will Jordan Regional director of California doesn’t disagree and adds that “it is amazing to see our team executing on record-setting YOY growth in fulfilled orders during DTC peak. The trend continues in the refinement of customer savviness, and we are stoked to have the system, process, and tools in place to support this evolution. As always, we appreciate our established and trusted partners and being a key success element within their network”.

This success was not just in the United States
NRI’s more mature Canadian business also felt the impact of the cyber week with YOY growth in units shipped of +160%. As a whole, the North American business grew to record output numbers, and it’s clear that Canadian shoppers are engaged.


NRI Distribution Inc. is a 3PL providing scalable solutions to aspirational lifestyle brands across all channels of e-commerce, wholesale, retail, and reverse logistics. With over 1,000,000 square feet of combined warehouse space in Canada and the United States.