Jakks Pacific named Tesco’s 2016 Supplier of the Year

US toy and consumer products manufacturer Jakks Pacific has been named Tesco’s 2016 Supplier of the Year.

Announced at this year’s Annual Supplier conference, the Tesco Supplier of the Year Award is given to the company that provides the best all-round partnership approach and service.

The award was handed to Jakks Pacific in recognition of its approach towards product development, exclusives and promotional opportunities, as well as on-time performances, early launch initiatives and in-store activations.

“To be recognised as supplier of the year by Tesco, one of the world’s leading retailers, is a great honour and a true testament to our collaborative approach with our customers,” said Carmine Russo, Jakks Pacific president, international.

“Jakks and Tesco have had a strong partnership for the past decade we look forward to our continued collaboration for many more years to come.”

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