Our Company

Marathon Global is a full-service sales and marketing team dedicated to helping you sell to and achieve sales success at Walmart and Sam’s Club. Our company was established in 1998 with an idea:

Be the best in the business. Be the company that both suppliers and Walmart and Sam’s Club turn to when they need proven sales results and execution.

We are a cost effective, innovative solutions provider for manufacturers, and an extension of retailers’ efforts to deliver unique value-driven items to their customers.

Many of Marathon Global’s team grew up around the big retail world in Northwest Arkansas. Beginning in 1972, John Phillips served as President and CEO of The Phillips Company, owners and operators of Arkansas supermarkets, Phillips Food Centers and Food 4 Less Stores. John and his team of associates developed the family business into the largest privately held retail business in Arkansas before selling to Walmart Stores, Inc. in 1991. In 1998 John Phillips founded Marathon Global, a Northwest Arkansas based consumer products consulting, sales, and marketing company. MG has grown to become a successful leader in the vendor community in support of Walmart Stores and Sam’s Clubs.

Marathon Global is an independent operating group within the Advantage Solutions organization. With the backing of Advantage’s many resources, Marathon Global is able to provide the expertise of a larger organization with the personal touch and dedication of a boutique firm.

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