Berry Plastics Group named one of Ace Hardware's 2013 Vendors of the Year; company's notable efforts include that in customer service, innovation and inventory management

Elyse Blye

Elyse Blye

Mar 28, 2014 – Business Wire

EVANSVILLE, Indiana , March 28, 2014 (press release) – Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) was recently named one of Ace Hardware Corporation’s 2013 Vendors of the Year. Recipients of Ace’s Vendor of the Year awards achieved the highest levels of service and have supported Ace’s retailers and company initiatives. Their notable efforts include excellent customer service, unparalleled innovation, and inventory management.

“We are truly honored to accept this award, as it represents the highest compliment a vendor can receive from its customer,” said Brian Olund, Sales Director for Berry Plastics’ Engineered Materials Division. “We are very proud of the long-standing, productive relationship we have with Ace Hardware Corporation and their more than 4800 retailers.”

Berry Plastics has been a supplier to Ace Hardware for more than 25 years, and currently supplies the company with retail trash bags, and private label and branded products.

“We value what vendors do to ensure Ace retailers are positioned for unique success in a very competitive and dynamic market. The 2013 Vendor of the Year selections epitomize those suppliers who have made a contribution to Ace being successful throughout the year,” said Frank Carroll, General Merchandise Manager, Ace Hardware Corporation.

About Berry Plastics

Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials delivering high-quality customized solutions to our customers with annual net sales of $4.6 billion in fiscal 2013. With world headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, the Company’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BERY. For additional information, visit the Company’s website at

About Ace Hardware

For 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2013, Ace ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Seven Years in a Row” according to J.D. Power. With more than 4,850 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest hardware cooperative in the industry. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries currently operate 14 distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Shanghai, China; Panama City, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries. For more information on Ace, visit

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