Lifetime Brands Gets Vendor Of Year Award From Ahold USA

Lifetime Brands, Inc. has garnered several awards this month, for both its Savora kitchen tool line and its contributions and partnership with Ahold USA.

The company has been selected by Ahold USA as 2013 Non-Perishable Vendor of the Year. Ahold USA is responsible for four divisions— Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Landover and Giant/Martin’s— that together operate more than 770 supermarkets with approximately 120,000 associates in 14 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia.

Lifetime Brands is the exclusive supplier for Ahold USA’s Smart Living private label kitchen tools, gadgets and cookware, for which sales increased by more than 20% in 2013. According to Lifetime, sales for the products provided by Lifetime Brands outpaced overall Ahold USA general merchandise department sales. The company is also a major contributor to Ahold USA’s “Our Family Foundation” charity.

“We at Lifetime Brands are proud and honored to be recognized by Ahold USA as Non- Perishable Vendor of the Year. We appreciate our business partnership, and are excited that we’ve been able to work together to exceed sales growth targets. The entire Lifetime Brands team will continue to work hard every day to bring value and innovation to the Ahold USA shopper, and quality, service, and reliability to the Ahold USA merchandising team,” said Mike Doyle, svp/sales at Lifetime.

For its Savora kitchen tool line, Lifetime Brands has earned a Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award for its Savora ice cream scoop as well as a Best of Home award from NY Now for its colander.

“Earning these recognitions is an extraordinary achievement for our design and engineering team, and we are honored that Savora has been recognized among other world-class brands,” said Sid Ramnarace, Vice President of Global Brand Integration at Lifetime Brands, Inc., who leads the Savora design and engineering team. “Our mantra at Savora is simple: functional elegance, designed for individuals who consider their kitchens an extension of themselves. We approach each gadget and tool with the same energy, enthusiasm and goal of creating an incredibly functional tool that foodies proudly display in their kitchens. Receiving these awards is a feather in our cap.”