VIZIO named Wal-Mart Supplier of Year

March 7, 2008


Wal-Mart Names VIZIO Electronics Supplier of the Year After the Brand Hit Stores in May 2007

- VIZIO enters Wal-Mart with six models and takes top honors with only three quarters of sales

Irvine, CA – March 7, 2008 - VIZIO, the fastest growing brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America, announced today that Wal-Mart has honored the company with their Electronics Supplier of the Year Award for 2007. Wal-Mart added VIZIO and other select brands to its array of HDTV offerings in May 2007.

Known for providing a large selection of high-quality merchandise, friendly service and Every Day Low Prices, Wal-Mart and its 3,400 store locations was a sensible partnership with VIZIO and its philosophy of “Where Vision Meets Value.” Its goal since the beginning has been to ensure consumers receive a tremendous value for a quality performance product.

“Wal-Mart has been an ideal retail partner for VIZIO, and we are honored to receive this award,” says Jeff Schindler, vice president marketing and business operations for VIZIO, Inc. . “No one person is responsible for this honor because it was a true team effort to meet the demands of one of the largest retailers in the world. It was a terrific challenge and both our internal operations and partners performed beyond expectations. I want to thank everyone for an outstanding achievement.”

VIZIO has a solid and efficient operation capable of sustaining a high volume of products that are reliable and appealing to consumers. During the eight months of 2007 that VIZIO was on the shelves at Wal-Mart, most of its models were among the top selling flat panel HDTVs at the retailer.


VIZIO, Inc. "Where Vision Meets Value," headquartered in Irvine, California, is America’s #1 LCD HDTV Company*. The VIZIO brand has been seen and heard on TV and radio, including NBC's Today Show, ABC's Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, The Ellen Show and Live with Regis and Kelly, won numerous awards from leading publications including a #1 Ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, CNET's Top 10 Holiday Gifts, PC World's Best Buy, Sound & Vision's Editors Choice, Home Theater Magazine's Rave Award, PC Magazine's Editors Choice,'s #1 Product We Love the Best and The Perfect Vision's Products of the Year. VIZIO is bringing vision to the consumer electronics market through practical innovation. VIZIO products offer customers advanced technologies at the most affordable value. Products include the VIZIO, Maximvs and Gallevia lines of Plasma and LCD HDTVs. Many of these products can be found at BJ's Wholesale, Circuit City, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Sears, Wal-Mart, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at

The V, VIZIO, Gallevia, Maximvs, Where Vision Meets Value names, phrase and symbols are trademarks or registered trademarks of VIZIO, Inc. All other trademarks may be the property of their respective holders.

* DisplaySearch research for 20”+ LCD HDTVs in year end 2007.


Source: VIZIO, Inc.

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