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The Clark Group


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About The Clark Group

The Clark Group has built a position as an independent third party logistics provider of value-added distribution, transportation management, and international air and ocean freight forwarding services to the print media and other highly service sensitive industries. Clark's three complimentary business units, Clark Distribution Systems (CDS), Highway Distribution Systems (HDS) and Clark Worldwide Transportation (CWT), provide customers with a single source supply chain solution. The company operates a network of distribution centers strategically located across the United States to provide consolidation efficiencies and time-critical domestic transportation services to all regions of the country and internationally. Additionally, Clark offers its customers supply chain export and import services to more than 65 countries worldwide and has developed strategic alliances with numerous international agents throughout the world specializing in print media logistics.

Headquarters Location

3705 Quakerbridge Road Suite 116

Hamilton, New Jersey, 08619,

United States


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Latest The Clark Group News

Independent Derby coffee and lifestyle brand secures funding for expansion

Feb 17, 2023

Independent Derby coffee and lifestyle brand secures funding for expansion BEAR, the independent coffee brand founded by two entrepreneurs, recently closed a round of fundraising with private equity firm Clark Group. The investment will enable BEAR to open new stores and further its growth, aligning with the founders’ original vision to establish a UK coffee and lifestyle brand. “We’re taking Shoreditch, giving it a pair of walking boots, and taking it for a trek in the Peak District. We recognise who we are and where we have come from, and we’re combining that with all of the best bits of our collective inner-city influences. We’re proud to be from the Midlands, but we’re always keen to explore,” said co-founder, Craig Bunting. Clark Group have a wealth of experience in the hospitality and consumer retail industries, making them a valuable partner for BEAR. The investment firm’s portfolio includes well-known brands such as ThruDark, Wild Nutrition, Press, Bike Shed, and Bremont, among others. Clark Group provides financial support, hands-on guidance, and mentorship from industry leaders, offering a combination of equity and expertise. “We recently invested in BEAR to support them and their ambitious growth plans. They have an outstanding management team and an incredible, high quality customer offer which underpins the BEAR brand appeal. This will be complemented by the skills of Clark Group as BEAR continues to grow its number of locations,” said CFO, Ed Formstone. BEAR is still considered a start-up, yet they have quickly grown into a leading coffee brand with ambitious plans. Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily slowed their progress, the brand remains optimistic about the future. The company currently operates five stores across Derbyshire, Staffordshire & Cheshire and has previously operated concessions within popular retail locations such as Jack Wills in Soho and Paperchase on Tottenham Court Road. The partnership with Clark Group allows BEAR to further align their strategy and link brick-and-mortar stores with online e-commerce. Craig Bunting added: “I see an incredible opportunity to build strong relationships with our guests, moving them from loyalty to advocacy. We will do this by creating products they can enjoy everywhere, whether in-store, at the office, on the go or at home, which excites me. “High Streets have struggled for a long time, exacerbated by the pandemic. However, I am passionate about investing in our local communities. We will do this by using our online platform to drive footfall onto local High Streets and into our neighbourhood stores through a click & collect service, creating the most hospitable e-commerce brand of the future. “We are thrilled to partner with Clark Group Investments and bring BEAR to the next level. Our vision is to become a leading brand within the hospitality & e-commerce sector. Their experience in hospitality and retail, combined with their hands-on support, will be invaluable as we continue to grow.” A message from the Editor: Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message: As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. With the Covid-19 pandemic having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected. As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £33.60 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism. As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best. Share

The Clark Group Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is The Clark Group's headquarters?

    The Clark Group's headquarters is located at 3705 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton.

  • What is The Clark Group's latest funding round?

    The Clark Group's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of The Clark Group?

    Investors of The Clark Group include LSC Communications.

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