For the 2nd time in the past 3 years, Keeney’s has been recognized as the #1 dealer in their buying group, winning the Chairman’s Club award. This award is based on leveraging the co-op’s marketing and purchasing programs – buying the highest number of items that are available at internationally-negotiated prices, and using the Group’s marketing materials (print and electronic).
“We buy and market using these tools because they give us the best path to bring value to our customers,” says GM Steven Sterne. “The recognition is nice, but we care more about offering low prices and telling our customers how we can help them save money, go green, and support a local, sustainable economy. Independent Stationers gives us the tools so that we can keep a competitive advantage, even against the biggest players in our industry.”
Independent Stationers held its National Meeting this month in Denver, Colorado, and we were on hand to collect our award, visit with manufacturers, and network with other dealers from around the country.