Independent retailers have voted in droves for the card publishers who have excelled on the service front over the last year to arrive at the finalists for the hotly contested Henries’ Best Service to the Independent Retailer Award 2020.
“So much has been put to the test over the last year – and being able to rely on a good service from their suppliers has been a top priority for all greeting card independent retailers both pre-lockdown, during and now,” explained Warren Lomax, joint md of Max Publishing, which owns and organises The Henries greeting card industry awards. “We were inundated with indies pledging their votes for this year’s Best Service award contenders, ever grateful of the lengths some publishers have gone to over the last 12 months.”
The nomination process, involving 2,500 independent greeting card retailers, asked for them to submit their votes for the three card publishers they feel have offered them the best service.
The Henries 2020 Best Service to the Independent Retailer Finalists are:
(Companies are listed alphabetically)
The Art File
Cherry Orchard Publishing
Nigel Quiney Publications
Rosie Made A Thing
As in previous years there will be a Bronze, Silver and Gold award for the Best Service To The Independent Retailer category in The Henries 2020.
Other publishers who were ranked highly on the service front by retailers in the nominations, but just missed out on making it into the finals, are (shown in order of the votes):
13th = Hallmark
13th = Words ‘n’ Wishes
14th Second Nature
15th Cardigan Cards
16th Paper Salad
17th Wrendale Designs
19th Rachel Ellen Designs
20th Five Dollar Shake
The winners of this award category as well as the product award categories (the finalists of which will be announced next week), will be revealed on December 10!