Founded in 1981 Ocean Desert Sales has grown to become one of the United States largest import/export wholesale distributors of general merchandise. It imports thousands of items in many different merchandise categories from hardware to house wares, toy products to seasonal merchandise. The Philadelphia company also buys and distributes close outs, stock overruns and packaging change products. ODS carries a variety of name brand products and has more than 5,000 different items to choose from. Due to its buying power and enormous warehouse facility, the company is able to offer competitive prices on a large variety of general merchandise and grocery items, such as canned food, candies and cookies, drinks and mixes and condiments.