Sears, Roebuck and Co. (NYSE: S) honored its top suppliers at the company's 20th annual "Partners in Progress" event held at Sears' headquarters yesterday.
"Genuine supplier partnerships are critical as we strive to make Sears a more customer-driven company," said Sears Chairman and CEO Alan J. Lacy. "Our Partners in Progress award recipients have demonstrated the highest level of commitment, quality and leadership and stand out among the thousands of Sears suppliers helping us achieve this goal."
Begun two decades ago, the Partners and Progress program recognizes suppliers that make significant contributions to the growth of Sears businesses and the creation of new ways to better serve Sears customers.
In addition to being named Partners in Progress, the following suppliers were recognized for their exceptional contributions to Sears' business success:
Full-line Stores Winners -- Hardlines Quality Vendor of the Year - Waterloo Industries -- Hardlines Innovation Vendor of the Year - L G Electronics -- Hardlines Vendor of the Year - Rexon Industrial Corporation -- Softlines Quality Vendor of the Year - Meyer Corporation -- Softlines Innovation Vendor of the Year - COOLWEAR -- Softlines Vendor of the Year - Stella Footwear Group Product Repair Services Winner -- Innovation Vendor of the Year - CG Industries, Ltd. Sears Direct Winners -- Innovation Vendor of the Year - eBay -- Vendor of the Year - MARS Interactive LLC Marketing Winners -- Quality Vendor of the Year - Young and Rubicam -- Chicago -- Innovation Vendor of the Year - Ogilvy and Mather Advertising -- Vendor of the Year - Segerdahl Group Services Organizations Winners -- Quality Vendor of the Year - Dart Warehouse Corporation -- Innovation Vendor of the Year - Itronix Corporation -- Vendor of the Year - Ready Metal Manufacturing Company
Sears, Roebuck and Co. is a broadline retailer with significant service and credit businesses. In 2002, the company's annual revenue was $41 billion. The company offers its wide range of apparel, home and automotive products and services to families in the U.S. through Sears stores nationwide, including approximately 870 full-line stores. Sears also offers a variety of merchandise and services through its Web sites, sears.com and landsend.com, and a variety of specialty catalogs.
Note to Editors: An alphabetical listing of Sears' 2002 Partners in Progress winners accompanies this news release.
Sears 2002 Partners in Progress: 100% Pure Custom Comfort A F Lighting ADP Tax Credit Services Amerock Corporation ARAMARK Corporation Automated Distribution Systems Automotive Manufacturing Group, A Division of Rayloc Bar Code Graphics, Inc. Briggs and Stratton Power Products Group Broan-NuTone LLC Burrell Communications Group, LLC Calphalon Corporation CAP & Associates, Inc. Carhartt Inc. CG Industries, Ltd. CHF Industries Commerce Corporation Comtrack Logistics, Inc. Conair Corporation Conker Trading Company Consolidated Apparel COOLWEAR Custom Decorating Painting Danaher Tool Group - Special Markets Division Daron Fashions Group Dart Warehouse Corp. Dell Computer Corporation Dioni Dresses By Periwinkle Dynamex Inc. Dynasty Footwear eBay, Inc. EcoWater Systems, Inc. Electrolux Home Products, North America Emser International Escalade Sports Euro-Pro Corporation Euro-Tapis Fishman & Tobin, Inc. Fleet Street / Zero Xposur Florence Monte-Carlo Fownes Brothers & Co, Inc. Freed Appliance Distributors Gardner, Inc. Gaston Advertising, Inc. Genco General Transportation Services, Inc. GFX International Globe Union DBA Danze Grand Hall ECL, Inc. Grand Hall Enterprise Co. Ltd. H&R Block Tax Services, Inc. Hartford Computer Group HH Brown Shoe Company, Inc. Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. / Funai Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. / Hitachi Hunter Public Relations ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. Itronix Corporation Janome Sewing Machine Co. Ltd. Jiing Sheng Knitting Co., Ltd Key Item People Kimball Distributing Co. L. & Leung Handbags Mfy. Ltd LG Electronics Inc. Air Conditioner Division LG Electronics Inc. Cooking Appliance Division Louisville Bedding Company Louisville Bedding Company Maidenform Worldwide Manufacturer's Ticket & Label Company MARS Interactive, LLC Mayfair / Tawil Maytag Corporation Meyer Corporation Monterey Canyon, Incorporated MVP America / Shinn Fu Corp. National Energy Services Neema Clothing NSA/Alliance Media Ogilvy & Mather Chicago Orion Electronic Co., LTD. Premier Retail Networks Prima Royale Enterprises, Ltd. (MUDD) PT. Maspion Group Ready Metal Manufacturing Co. Remington Products Rexon Industrial Corp. Ltd Robertson Home Fashions S. A. Miro, Inc. Sag Harbor, A Division of Kellwood Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Sara Lee Knit Products Schneider National Segerdahl Group Silmar S.p.A. Smart Shirts Ltd. Sol Savransky Diamonds, Inc Sphinx By Oriental Weavers Stella Footwear Group Sumitomo Corporation Tanya Creations Teac America Inc. Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd The Chamberlain Group, Inc. The Timberland Company Thomas Liao Co. Ltd / Wei Li Co Ltd TNT Logistics North America, Inc. Top Heavy United Parcel Service Waterloo Industries, Inc. Wausau Benefits, Inc. Whirlpool Corporation Wilsonart Flooring Wiseknit Factory Ltd Wood Construction, Inc. Young & Rubicam Chicago
SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.
CONTACT: Linda Brown Blakley of Sears, Roebuck and Co., +1-847-286-8862
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