Surya named La-Z-Boy's top vendor partner

HIGH POINT - La-Z-Boy has recognized rug and home accessory manufacturer Surya as its Vendor Partner of the Year.
     The award was presented during La-Z-Boy's Vendor Appreciation Dinner here April 17.
     Satya Tiwari, Surya president, said his company values its association with La-Z-Boy, and said he feels this latest recognition bolsters the longstanding relationship.
     "We're extremely honored to receive this award from a retailer like La-Z-Boy, a brand that consistently shows such commitment and attentive service to its customers. It reaffirms that the passion we put behind our products and services can directly translate to shopper satisfaction," said Tiwari. "This honor also further strengthens our commitment to customer service and our ongoing efforts to develop training and sales tools that simplify the rug and accessory shopping experience."
     Dan King, vice president of La-Z-Boy's retail division, said Surya stood out when it came time to select an award-winning company.
     "Surya earned this honor through consistent execution of our customers' orders, teaming up with our buyers to stay relevant in the marketplace, and by having strong sales performance. In addition, we were very impressed with Surya's commitment to philanthropic efforts and helping those who are less fortunate," King said.
     In lieu of giving a plaque to Surya, La-Z-Boy contributed $500 to Surya's philanthropic partner, the Akshaya Patra Foundation (www.foodforeducation.org), a meal program that feeds 1.3 million underprivileged children daily in schools in India.

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