The Advantage Co History

The Advantage Co History

The Advantage Co has proven to be a dynamic and creative organization over the past 39 years. Founded in 1978 as a small consumer electronics store, The Advantage has grown into an eclectic array of successful and innovative businesses. With Tony’s ‘root’ philosophy as the foundation, we are always striving to enhance our current operations and, at the same time, bring new opportunities to fruition. We continue to seek, change, improve, and grow – while always looking forward to all we can build with our suppliers, customers, clients, partners, and community.

1978 – Original Stereo Advantage with non-commission sales.
1982 – Wholesale Fulfillment [Quick Ship Program]
1983 – The Sneaker Advantage
1987 – Lifetime Service Center
1990 – The Aussie T Company
1991 – The first Sony sponsored Home Theater concept store [Novi Mall, MI]
1993 – AP Professionals
1994 – The Walker Center
1995 – The first Motorola sponsored SmartLink concept store [Eastern Hills Mall, NY]
1995 – iful Distribution – first internet derived blind shipments for iQVC.
1996 – Consilium1
2000 – Controlled Access Program
2001 – MyWarehouse.org
2002 – Tony Walker & Co
2003 – The SonyLink Program
2003 – The Advantage Trade Group
2004 – The Smart House and the Smart Squad
2005 – College Rep Program
2006 – ‘Never Lose a Sale‘ Program
2006 – TW&Co Body+Beauty
2007 – The Smart Car Store and the Smart Office
2008 – TW&Co Men’s Shop
2008 – G8 Professionals
2009 – Smart Squad Design
2009 – TW&Co Jewelry
2009 – TW&Co Yoga Life
2010 – TW&Co Bootery
2010 – The Google Resource Center and the Advantage Business Center
2010 – iWorld Fundraising
2011 – Giancarlo’s Sicilian Steakhouse & Pizzeria
2012 – Tiny Walker Kids
2012 – The Nantucket Shop
2013 – The Cento Room
2013 – The Bogavia Beauty Bar
2014 – Pure+Fresh Pantry
2015 – ABX Advantage Business Exchange
2015 – Autonomic Resources is sold for 16M
2015 – Tom Ford Beauty, Bobbi Brown, La Mer Concept Shops
2016 – The Cento Club & Board Room
2016 – Esteé Lauder Concept Shop
2016 – Grivani Wine Cellar
2017 – Coming Soon: Grivani Café & Patissere