Our Services

Total Retail Solutions

Maximize your sales & profits with a comprehensive merchandising strategy

Focused exclusively on the personal care and daily lifestyle categories, we also provide retailers of all sizes with the merchandising expertise needed to maximize sales and reduce costs. Whether you run a chain of large-scale supermarkets or a single family-owned store, our team of distribution and category management specialists can integrate and manage all aspects of your health & nutrition, beauty care, and general household segments. The result is greater profits in these important high margin categories and more time for you to focus on the rest of your business.

PMAI is commited to three core values:

  • Creating innovative retail solutions.
  • Developing opportunities through in depth market analysis.
  • Providing exceptional supply chain management.


  • Strategic store management based on sales data and marketing trends

    Zoning and facing suggestions through effective use of polarogram software.
    Planning of space and category management in consumers’ point of view.


  • Proposal of sales strategies

    Suggestions of store development resulted in a long tern success of retailers.

  • Coordinating

    Presentation of product information and consumer market trends as a product specialist.
    Determining extracted from accumulated consumer market trends of each retailer.


  • Promotional planning and market development
  • Suggestion of marketing strategies

    Planning of promotions and marketing strategies based on consumer market trends and sales data.
    Effective facing suggestions based of analysis of sales data

  • Proposal of product line

    Proposal of product line in consumers’ point of view, in coordination with manufactures.

For best results, each product category should be viewed as a separate business unit, requiring its own unique sales and marketing strategy. PMAI fulfills this need by integrating strategic marketing and category management with advanced distribution services. As category specialists, we provide the full-service merchandising expertise you need to maximize revenue and profits in your personal care and daily lifestyle business.

Shelf Display Consultation
We offer consultation for shelf displays to utilize every inch of the shelf for maximum increase in sales.
Easy Access to Database
We provide easy access to the database for use in ordering, promotion, inventory, import/export and sales reports.
Computer Simulation
Shelf Simulator is very easy to use. Display based on data can lead to sales.

Appealing Product Line

PMAI offers a comprehensive range of personal care and healthy lifestyle products representing many of the leading Japanese brands. We now carry more than 7,000 items and utilize sales data analysis and efficient space management techniques to support retailers in optimizing their product selection.

Strong Ties with Manufacturers

Building on our founders’ broad experience in the manufacturing industry, PMAI has direct access to marketing and product research, which gives us a great advantage over our competitors. As a category management specialist, we are able to provide the latest and most popular products from Japan.

Creating Opportunities

PMAI plays a fundamental role in advancing supply chain management. We continually research the latest merchandise and consumer behavior. This information is communicated to Japanese manufacturers and is jointly analyzed to develop innovative new products that respond to consumer needs and create opportunities for client retailers.

Synergy with JFC

In 2007 PMAI became a member of JFC International Inc., a leading distributor of Japanese/Asian foods in Asian-American communities as well as the mainstream market.

PMAI benefits greatly from the synergy with JFC Group by utilizing its tremendous resources, including a nationwide marketing strategy and firmly established sales channels. In addition, PMAI also has access to JFC’s marketing and merchandising database, IT system, Quality Assurance methods, and logistic systems.

PMAI Information System and Advanced logistics

The PMAI information system was designed to optimize efficiency and to promote integrated business solutions.

Highlights include:
  • Real time information on inventory, receiving, shipping and sales
  • Barcode-verified ordering and warehouse management systems
  • Easy data access for comprehensive sales analysis
  • Retail space management optimization and recommendations
  • Effective and timely promotion planning and recommendations

Lower your costs & Improve your services with cost - Effective Technology

PMAI’s PDA order entry system and barcode-based operation is utilized to attain the highest level of accuracy in order processing. This information system makes possible quick and precise tracking of inventory and shipments, maximizing warehouse performance along the chain of distribution. These efforts result in accurate and efficient shipping and inventory management.

Precision Inventory Management
Use of hand-held PDA devices with PMAI’s barcode-verified ordering and warehouse management system eliminates human errors, and provides convenient, multi-lingual packing slips and invoices.
Efficient and Well-Planned Order Placement Process

PMAI’s warehouse management system and continual analysis of market and historical sales trends anticipate inventory needs.

We offer various ordering options that provide real-time inventory and shipment information. Whether ordering on-site with our visiting sales representative, by phone, or electronically using EDI or on the Web, you can be sure that your order will lead to timely and accurate delivery.

Accurate Processing of Received Goods and Timely Delivery
We promptly scan items we receive for JAN/UPS barcode to determine the most efficient storage location. This provides quick and acurate picking instructions during shipment, allowing us to maintain a delivery error rate below 0.000001%.

About Us

In 2001, a group of leading manufacturers and distributors of health, beauty and general household goods founded PMAI to further develop the growing US market. By combining their expertise and experience within the import and distribution industries, PMAI was able to identify and respond to the needs of the Asian retail market. PMAI became a member of JFC Group in 2007. JFC International, Inc., a company with a proud history spanning over a century, is the largest North America distributor of Japanese/Asian food products.

Corporate Name:
Pacific Marketing Alliance, Inc.
Parent Company:
JFC International, Inc. / PALTAC Corporation
Headquater Address:
21112 Figueroa Street Unit B, Carson, CA 90745
December 2001
Handled Categories :
Import and export of personal care and daily lifestyle categories such as cosmetics, toiletries, nutritional supplement
  • Sales data analysis and Marketing consulting
  • Merchandising and space management
  • Integrated logistics and Training


Founded in the city of Torrance(CA) by a consortium of the leading Japanese personal and health care manufactures and distributors
Opens New York Sales Office in Fort Lee(NJ)
Moves Headquarters/Distribution Center to the city of Gardena(CA)
Joins JFC Group, a leading Japanese/Asian food distribution company
Moves New York Sales Office to the city of Brooklyn(NY)
Moves Headquarters/Distribution Center to the city of Compton(CA)
Opens San Francisco Sales Office in the city of South San Francisco(CA)
Moves New York Sales Office to the city of Carlstadt(NJ) and Opens New York Distribution Center
Moves San Francisco Sales Office to the city of Fremont(CA)
Established PMAI(International)Canada Inc. in the city of Burnaby(BC)
Moves Headquarters/Distribution Center to the city of Carson(CA)

Corporate Philosophy: Quality Merchandising and Good Services

Our mission is to integrate marketing, product research, and logistics experience to serve our customers with the highest level of integrity, and bring solutions that improve business through efficiency, dependability, and innovation.

Focused exclusively on the personal care and daily lifestyle segments, PMAI provides unparalleled category expertise.
Fast and accurate delivery guarantees that you have the product you need, when you need it.
Flexible solutions ensure that you enjoy benefits custom-built for you business and budget.

Business Area – Office Locations

Los Angeles Head Office & Distribution Center

21112 Figueroa Street Unit B, Carson, CA 90745
Tel: (310) 661-7260 Fax: (310) 762-9026
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San Francisco Sales Office

48490 Milmont Drive, Fremont, CA 94538
Fax: (310) 762-9026

New York Sales Office

157 Veterans Drive Suite D, Northvale, NJ 07647
Tel: (201) 438-0445 Fax: (201) 438-0668

PMAI International (Canada) Inc.

142-8528 Glenlyon Parkway Burnaby, BC V5J 0B6 Canada
Tel: (604) 454-9770 Fax: (604) 454-9717

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