Brown Jordan named top supplier by Sears Holdings
Susan Dickenson -- Casual Living, May 31, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Brown Jordan International announced it was named a 2013 Partner in Transformation for Sears Holdings Corp. Brown Jordan, the exclusive licensee for La-Z-Boy Outdoor, received the Retail Excellence award for making a significant contribution to the growth of Sears' outdoor living business.
Ron Boire, EVP, CMO and president of Sears, presented the Partners in Transformation, CEO Award to Brown Jordan President Chris Carmicle at the Sears Holdings 2013 Vendor Summit.
Chris Carmicle, president of Brown Jordan International, accepted the Partners in Transformation, CEO Award at the Sears Holdings 2013 Vendor Summit. This is the second time in a row Brown Jordan International has received a Partners in Transformation Award and the first time it has been honored with the coveted CEO Award.
Sears Holdings presented the Partners in Transformation award to a select group of supplier companies that excel in supporting the transformation of Sears Holdings through innovation around customers, core retail excellence and financial and operational discipline. Of the more than 30,000 suppliers that work with Sears Holdings, less than one half of 1% received the Partners in Transformation award.
Brown Jordan is only one of four companies that received the Partners in Transformation, CEO Award, which is the highest distinction. UPS, Hankook Tires and Dickies were the other three CEO Award winners.
"The Partners in Transformation award recognizes our top-performing suppliers as true partners that support our transformation," said Edward S. Lampert, Sears Holdings chairman and chief executive officer. "They provide the quality services, products and experiences that exceed the expectations of our Shop Your Way members, and enable us to build successful, meaningful relationships with them. Through our continued collaboration, we will be able to more effectively leverage the breadth of our portfolio and the power of our brands to meet our members' and customers' needs."
The Partners in Transformation recipients were selected from nominations that were submitted by Sears Holdings' associates responsible for purchasing decisions.
"We are extremely honored and proud of our team to once again be recognized on a national level for our commitment to deliver innovative products and superior service," Carmicle said. "The relationships we build with our customers are the most important aspect of our continued success and we are very pleased to receive the Partners in Transformation, CEO Award from Sears Holdings for this accomplishment."