The Source Honours Top Vendors

    BARRIE, ON, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - The Source today announced the winners of its
annual Merchandising Excellence Award. The consumer products companies receive
this award because of their outstanding commitment to meeting and exceeding
consumer expectations.
    "The Source created the Merchandising Excellence Award program in 2008
because of the creativity and dedication our vendors demonstrate," said Bruce
Dinan, EVP Merchandising, Marketing and Supply Chain. "We appreciate their
commitment. It is because of these companies that consumers look to The Source
for the latest and greatest consumer technology."
    The Merchandising Excellence Award ceremony was held at The Source's
annual vendor convention in Mississauga, Ontario. Twelve vendors were
recognized at the event. The following are winners of the 2009 Merchandising
Excellence Award:

                              President's Award

                    Merchandising Excellence 2009 Winners
                           Dalton Industries Ltd.
                               Dane-Elec Memory
                                 Garmin USA
                                 Intec, Inc.
                            LG Electronics Canada
               North American Battery Company (NABC) - Ampergen
                                 Nokia Canada
                             Olympus America Inc.
                             Scosche Industries
                           Toshiba of Canada Ltd.

    About The Source

    The Source is an independent Canadian retailer owned by Bell. Building on
39 years of excellence as an electronics retailer, The Source
( has more than 750 locations nationwide. All stores offer a
wide range of brand name consumer electronics including communications,
computing and audio products. More than 70% of Canadians live within five
kilometres of stores operated or licensed by The Source, and more than 80
million technology-savvy consumers shop at The Source each year.

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