2021 Supplier Excellence Awards Showcase: Warwick Publishing Co.
Our 2021 Top Suppliers resource is out now, and it’s jam packed with the full Top 65 ranking, profiles, analysis and much more. It also includes the full results of our 15th annual Supplier Excellence Awards. We’re celebrating the launch with short profiles of select Supplier Excellence winners and finalists, featuring background on and updates from standout suppliers, along with product picks, a listing of those suppliers’ awards wins and more.
Check out the showcase below or download the full 2021 Top Suppliers resource for the complete awards results. Congrats to this year's winners!
Warwick Publishing Co.
(800) 383-7149, www.warwickpublishing.com
Silver: Greeting Cards
Warwick Publishing Co. has been a fixture in our Supplier Excellence Awards, and this year added to its lengthy list of wins with another Silver in Greeting Cards and a Finalist appearance in Calendars. To do that, the St. Charles, Illinois-based supplier had to overcome a number of challenges. Some, like the pandemic and the ensuing supply chain chaos, were business-related. Others, such as the passing of fourth-generation owner Jim Paschal in May 2021, were more personal. In both cases, Warwick’s team rallied, showing the adaptability and resilience that has kept the company going strong since 1926.
The supplier, which makes 100% of its products in the U.S., was well-equipped to confront pandemic-related production issues impacting the industry, and nearly matched its 2019 sales totals in 2020. And while Warwick will miss Jim Paschal’s humor, fun and hard work, his legacy will live on in Alex Paschal, son of current president Rob Paschal, who this year became the fifth generation of the Paschal family to join Warwick’s executive team.
What’s Next: “We have a very positive outlook going forward,” said Phil Martin, national sales manager for Warwick. “Overall business and orders are getting back to near normal, and we’re confident our steady calendar business will continue through the remainder of 2021. Plus, we have just introduced a new line of stock design packaging in both our popular Pillowbox and Tuck Box styles. This offers professional art designs, eliminates the need for costly and time-consuming art creation, and makes it a simple and no-cost option that allows distributor clients to use any of the 13 stock designs on either the Pillowbox or Tuck Box collections. Customers can use the stock art as is, or add their logo and message to our stock art, or completely create their own design, all at the same low price. Looking ahead to 2022, we have several new and exciting products in the works that will be announced in January.”
Product Pick: Holiday Cards