Cook Brothers, founded in 1953, is one of the leading independent wholesalers of general merchandise in the United States. It offers a wide variety of appliances, automotive goods, baby products, Christmas gifts, clothing, collectibles, electronics, food items, furniture and hardware. The company also provides health, beauty and household products, housewares, jewelry, plastic goods, storage items, sporting goods, stationery items, textiles, toys, travel goods and watches. The sports goods offered include bikes, camping gear, hammocks, fishing rods, outdoor fixtures, scooters and sports balls. The travel goods provided by the company include backpacks, briefcases, duffle bags, shopping carts and umbrellas. Cook Brothers is located in Chicago.