Alliance Franchise Brands Names Top Suppliers of 2015

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Franchisor’s Marketing & Print Division Recognizes Xerox, Printer’s Plan, 4Over and Survey Advantage

PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Marketing, print and graphics communications franchisor Alliance Franchise Brands Marketing & Print Division named the following companies its Suppliers of the Year during its international convention in San Antonio: Xerox, Printer’s Plan, Survey Advantage and 4Over.

“Each of these suppliers has shown a consistent commitment to delivering high-quality products, solutions and services for our franchise members,” said Tim Wood, vice president of Technology. “As we celebrate our 40th anniversary as a franchise network, we thank all of our vendor partners for their contributions and active engagement in our collective success. Their drive and commitment to excellence are integral to the value we bring to small and mid-sized businesses in all of the communities we serve.”

The annual awards, voted by the company’s Marketing & Print Division franchise members, are given to the suppliers that implement growth initiatives to support their businesses, offer leading-edge technologies, provide quick problem-solving avenues, strong financial incentive, and promote strong communication.

Xerox was selected as the leading technology partner. "We’re honored to receive Technology Partner of the Year for our partnership with Alliance Franchise Brands,” said Steve Cullers, account general manager, Graphic Communications Major Account Operations. “For more than a decade, we’ve worked together to develop the right technology, workflow and business development solutions to help meet the evolving needs of their customers. We look forward to continue collaborating on initiatives that will support the demands of the growing market and the continued success of the company."

Both Printer’s Plan and Survey Advantage were recognized as Business Service Partner Suppliers of the year.

“This is a great honor,” said Ugur Edev, president, Printer’s Plan. “Our partnership with Alliance Franchise Brands started in 1994, and since then, working with the franchise members and the corporate staff has been a deeply gratifying and enriching experience for us. We look forward to the continuation of our partnership as we strive to provide the best products and services of which we are capable.”

For the second consecutive year, customer and market research company Survey Advantage was also recognized as a Top Business Services supplier. President Mike Casey said, "We are so appreciative of this recognition. Our relationship with members has been developing for more than a decade, and the recognition is a wonderful validation that our services, such as our online surveying capabilities and new social media service are adding great value to the members. We look forward to continually enhancing our value-add to Alliance Franchise Brands and its members throughout the year and beyond."

4Over, an industry leader in print order fulfillment for resellers and industry professionals, was selected as the 2015 Outsourcing Partner. “We are dedicated to providing product consistency and innovation in everything we do with and for our partners at Alliance Franchise Brands,” said Preston Herrin, vice president, sales and marketing. “Our relationship continues to grow as we actively support local centers with the breadth of our product line and capabilities so they can turn to us for unique printing solutions while they keep their core competencies in house.”