Cardinal Brands Inc., a Lawrence-based producer of office supplies and consumer products, was designated Supplier of the Year during the 2007 S.P. Richards Company Vendor Awards ceremony, conducted in conjunction with this year's Advantage Business Conference in Nashville, Tenn.
S.P. Richards, a wholesale distributor of business and office supplies, presents vendor awards in four major product categories. Cardinal Brands was recognized in the Traditional Office Products category; winners were judged on sales growth, service levels and support for both dealer and S.P. Richards sales and marketing initiatives.
S.P. Richards singled out Cardinal Brands as ranking first among the distributor's top 15 vendors of office supplies, noting that Cardinal Brands had growth of 17.3 percent in 2006 after double-digit growth in 2005.
Cardinal Brands' corporate headquarters is at 643 Mass.