SOURCE: Con-way Inc.

Con-way Inc.

November 12, 2009 11:41 ET

Menlo Worldwide Logistics Named as a Top Supplier for Sears Holdings Corporation

Company Recognizes Top Suppliers as "Partners in Progress"

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2009) - Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that it has been named a 2008 Partner in Progress for Sears Holdings Corporation. This is the second consecutive year Menlo has received the award and the third time overall.

The prestigious Partners in Progress award is presented annually to a select group of supplier companies that provide Sears Holdings with quality products and services, from apparel, appliances and tools to marketing, facilities design and technology. Less than one percent of Sears Holdings' over 10,000 suppliers earn the coveted award each year.

Interim CEO and President Bruce Johnson congratulated the winners, stating: "Sears Holdings relies on its supplier community, as well as the quality of the merchandise and services they provide, to help us create lasting relationships with our customers and empower them to manage their lives. This program was started more than 25 years ago and is a testament to the importance of collaborating with our supplier partners to better serve our customers and increase productivity."

Menlo's relationship with Sears Holdings Corporation began 17 years ago. In addition to providing transportation management and garment inspection services for the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer, Menlo handled the seamless integration of five cross-dock operations, which the company continues to manage.

"Only the best of the best among Sears' suppliers are recognized with the Partners in Progress award and we are thrilled to be a part of this esteemed group," said Robert L. Bianco Jr., president, Menlo Worldwide Logistics. "Our custom solutions, commitment to service and talented employees contributed to this honor and we are grateful for the recognition."

The Partners in Progress program recognizes suppliers for product or service quality, innovation, diversity and overall market performance. The winners were selected from nominations submitted by Sears' associates who purchased goods and services for the company in 2008.

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About Menlo Worldwide Logistics

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.4 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Mateo, Calif.-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics' services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. With more than 16 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $4.3 billion freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at

About Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer with approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has Martha Stewart Everyday products, which are offered exclusively in the U.S. by Kmart. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 12 million service calls made annually. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at

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