Vernon Company Names Hit as Supplier of the Year
The Vernon Company, Newton, Iowa, awarded industry supplier Largo, Florida-based Hit Promotional Products with its "2009 Supplier of the Year Award."
This award is given annually to the industry supplier who provides the best overall service to the Vernon Company and its customers. The award is based on important quality considerations, including pre-sale quotations, proper handling of samples, prompt service on inquiries, on-time order shipments, customer service responsiveness and marketing support programs.
“During a year that saw almost across-the-board sales drops with our key suppliers, our sales volume with Hit rose just over 10 percent and our order count increased by 28 percent,” said Jeff Burnett, vice president of marketing. “But this award is about more than sales performance. It takes a true partnership to make this business work well for both distributor and supplier and that’s the approach Hit takes. Jim Herung, our Hit account executive, takes care of any individual rep’s needs that come his way.”
“We knew 2009 would be a difficult year, so we made a conscious effort to partake in every program possible with Vernon,” said Herung. “We upped our marketing efforts to compensate for the economy going down.”
About The Vernon Company
The Vernon Company, a fourth-generation family business founded in 1902, manufactures and markets promotional products designed to help other businesses increase sales and improve profits. The company has over 30,000 customers, served by 380 account executives and sales managers throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.