Business appliance maker Gateway has been named "Vendor of the Year," and has also been presented Bravo! Awards as best vendor in both the notebook and desktop computer categories for 2004-2005 by Best Buy Co., Inc.
Under Best Buy's vendor recognition programs, each business category within Best Buy reviews its group of vendors and selects the supplier it feels characterizes the best performance within its category, with criteria that include speed and innovation, honesty and respect, performance, and business excellence. The "Vendor of the Year" award, Best Buy's highest honor for its suppliers, is determined by a committee that considers from a pool of nearly 2,400 Best Buy vendors.
In addition to winning best vendor overall, Gateway also won this year's Bravo! Awards for best desktop PC and best notebook computer. This is Gateway's first award as Best Buy's top vendor, and it represents the third Bravo! Award for desktop PCs.
"On behalf of the entire Gateway team, this award is large-scale confirmation of the value our customers, regardless of their size, place on our quality products, friendly and trustworthy advice, service and support," said Bob Davidson, senior vice president of Gateway's Retail operations.
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