The recipient of the Large Supplier of the Year distinction is supplier and manufacturer Abbott, previously awarded as a Supplier of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2013.
Based in Toronto, Ontario, Abbott got its start in 1949 at the Canadian National Exhibition where Ben and Doris Abbott demonstrated kitchen gadgets to the crowds.
Over 65 years later, their head office has both a showroom and a 130,000 square foot warehouse with a collection of 4,500 products including home accessories, entertaining items, outdoor décor and an extensive holiday collection.
“Abbott is honoured to once again be selected by Canadian retailers as the Supplier of the Year,” says general manager Jody Abbott. “Our goal is that our retail partners will find working with us easy and that our great products are backed by outstanding service. We want our customers to be happy to do business with Abbott because we are reliable, innovative and because we strive to surpass their expectations.”