Michaels Stores, Inc. hosted its 12th Annual CEO Summit in Dallas, Texas in late August. In conjunction with the conference, the company announced its Vendor and Carrier Partnership of the Year Awards.

Vendors who were honored with this prestigious award included companies that have supported Michaels’ initiatives over the past year with exceptional product innovation and consumer insights. These outstanding vendors supported Michaels by driving retail sales and profit through idea exchange, exciting products, and consumer projects and marketing.

In addition, the companies exhibited excellent supply chain results. Each vendor was recognized for their individual contribution of a specialized program or category that inspired the customer to purchase more of a particular line.

Vendors who received this award included:

  • American Oak Preserving Co.
  • ColArt Americas, Inc.
  • Gartner Studios
  • Halcraft
  • Horizon Group, USA
  • iLOVEtoCREATE. A Duncan Enterprises Company

Carriers that were honored with this award included companies that have supported Michaels efficiently and effectively by bringing product to market through various transportation channels. These carriers were evaluated through stakeholder surveys on key criteria such as origin and destination service and corporate level performance. Carriers that received this prestigious award included:

  • China Shipping Container Lines
  • Interstate Distributor Company