Spar Group Inc, formerly known as PIA Merchandising Services, Inc., was organized in 1943 in the State of Delaware. The Company, along with its subsidiaries is a supplier of merchandising and other marketing services throughout the United States and abroad. It also provides in-store event staffing, product sampling, audit services, furniture and other product assembly services, technology services and marketing research services. Assembly services are performed in stores, homes and offices while those other services are performed in mass merchandisers, office supply, grocery, drug store, home improvement, independent, convenience and electronics stores. Merchandising services consist of scheduled project and other product services provided at the store level, and the Company may be engaged by either the retailer or the manufacturer. Those services may include restocking and adding new products, removing spoiled or outdated products, resetting categories on the shelf in accordance with client or store schematics, confirming and replacing shelf tags, setting new sale or promotional product displays and advertising, replenishing kiosks, providing in-store event staffing and providing assembly services in stores, homes and offices. Other merchandising services include whole store or departmental product sets or resets, including new store openings, new product launches and in-store demonstrations, audit services, special seasonal or promotional merchandising, focused product support and product recalls. The Company also provides technology services and marketing research services. The Company operates in 9 countries and divides its operations into two reportable segments: Domestic Merchandising Services Division, which provides those services in the United States of America; and its International Merchandising Services Division provides merchandising, marketing and in-store event staffing services in Japan, Canada, South Africa, India, China, Australia, Mexico and Turkey. The Company currently offers six types of merchandising and marketing services which include: syndicated services, dedicated services, project services, assembly services, audit services and in-store event staffing services. It offers syndicated services, which consists of regularly scheduled, routed merchandising and marketing services provided at the retail store level for various manufacturers and distributors. Dedicated Services consist of merchandising and marketing services, which are performed for a specific retailer or manufacturer by a dedicated organization, including a management team working for that retailer or manufacturer. These services include new store set-ups, store remodels and fixture installations. The Company's Assembly Services are initiated by retailers, manufacturers or consumers, and upon request the Company assembles furniture, grills, fitness equipment and many other products in stores, homes and offices. It provides in-store product samplings and in-store product demonstrations to national chains in target markets. Project Services consist of in-store services initiated by retailers and manufacturers, such as new store openings, new product launches, special seasonal or promotional merchandising, focused product support, product recalls, in-store product demonstrations and in-store product sampling. The Company provides in-store product samplings and in-store product demonstrations to national chains in international markets. The Audit Services are initiated by retailers and manufacturers and focus on validating store promotions, confirming P-O-G layout, audit compliance with corporate branding and signage, verify product placement, displays, POS materials, collect inventory levels and out-of stock status, among others. Other marketing services performed by the Company include: test market research, mystery, and shopping, data collection.