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Michaels honors top vendor partners


IRVING, Texas — Michaels Stores has recognized 12 vendor partners for their contributions to Michaels' success over the past year.

Every year, Michaels selects one vendor who stands above the rest by providing product innovation, customer education and inspiration, quality products and efficiency in supply chain. This year, both Michaels and Aaron Brothers, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michaels, recognized one vendor as each company's overall outstanding vendor. Companies honored with this award included Spinrite LP, Michaels Vendor of the Year, and Crescent Cardboard Company LLC, Aaron Brothers Partner of the Year.

The following companies were recognized for their partnership and contributions to innovation, outstanding service, great products or powerful brands.


- EK Success Ltd.

- Plaid

- ShurTech Brands

- Industria Cornici Di Marca S.R.L.

Outstanding Service

- Baker & Taylor

Powerful Brands

- DecoArt Inc.

- Premier Yarns

- MVP Group International Inc.


Product of the Year

- The Sherwin-Williams Company

In addition, Michaels evaluates the service of its transportation partners using stakeholder surveys. Companies are assessed on key criteria that include corporate level performance and customer service at both the destination and origin. Michaels EVP supply chain, Tom DeCaro, honored the following transportation partners for their support in 2012.

Domestic Transportation Partner of the Year

- Interstate Distributor Co.

International Transportation Partner of the Year

- MOL (USA) Inc.

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