Spilo’s 70th anniversary logo features a carnation representing the lapel carnation that was company founder Charles G. Spilo’s personal trademark. SPILO: Much of our success has come from constantly looking for new lines, either exclusive or open line that are a strategic fit for the company and for our future goals. With the first nail care boom in the late 1990s, we purchased Mehaz, a German-made line of manicure-pedicure implements. Several years ago we acquired Flowery, a leading manufacturer of nail files. Right now, we are seeing a resurgence in the barbering business. One of the biggest changes we’ve seen has been in the technologies that are available in products and tools. This has a great impact on the type and quality of products we sell, distribute or acquire. We changed the name of the company to Spilo Worldwide to reflect the global nature of our business.
MS: WHAT’S NEXT FOR SPILO?
SPILO: We have some interesting projects in the works with new software and hardware investments to help us slice and dice the large amount of data we have with so many product lines and brands. We are expanding our presence on social networking sites, but most importantly for the future, we plan to continue to grow and evolve Spilo Worldwide in the ethical, friendly and courteous manner that is my father’s legacy in the business.