Diamond Comic Distributors Celebrates 30th Anniversary
The world's largest pop culture distributor continues to deliver excellence...
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Today, Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. marks the 30th anniversary of its incorporation, a major step in the evolution of the company former retailer Steve Geppi successfully started to distribute comic books and pop-culture related merchandise to his fellow retailers. Under Geppi’s leadership as Diamond’s President & CEO, the company has grown since that time into the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels and related pop-culture merchandise.
Steve Geppi - Diamond's 10th Anniversary
“From day one, Diamond has proudly delivered the best possible service to our customers,” said Geppi. “Our ability to fulfill that commitment to great service reflects the dedication of everyone who is, and ever has been, part of the Diamond team. Their accomplishments seem, appropriately enough, superhuman when you realize that they’ve been doing this for three decades. I am deeply grateful to all of them for their hard work, and I am honored to work alongside them.”
In addition to the company’s hard-earned reputation in distribution, Diamond, Executive Vice President and COO Chuck Parker said that Diamond also takes great pride in the company’s involvement with numerous causes and activities that serve the entire comics industry. “We’ve used our PREVIEWS catalog and our Retailer Summits to generate awareness and funds for such worthy causes as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the Hero Initiative, the Xeric Foundation, ProLiteracy, the American Red Cross and many others. We’ve also utilized our resources to assist retail customers in areas stricken by natural disasters to ensure that they get their shipments in a timely fashion and to provide counsel and strategies to customers facing financial challenges.
“Plus, Diamond serves as the central support for Free Comic Book Day and vigorously sponsors such industry-wide events as the Eisner, Harvey, and Joe Shuster Awards. Everyone at Diamond is honored to be associated with all of these organizations, and we hope that our involvement will continue to benefit them in the future.”
That future, according to Parker, should be an exciting place for Diamond and the industry. “Every year at this time, it’s tempting to sit back and review the events and innovations that brought us to another anniversary. But, as we enter our fourth decade, our view remains forward and we are thrilled by the prospect of what lies ahead. Diamond is committed to continue to help our retailers and vendors make their successful marks on a historically ever changing landscape.”
In its effort toward continued growth, Diamond’s plans include investing in new technology and services for its retailers, and the continued push to help its retail customers grow and expand their businesses.
Diamond’s celebration plans call for special sales to its retail customers throughout the month of February – Deluxe Diamond Daily Deals -- and a week-long celebration for employees at its Home Office.
“Thanks to the trust of our retailers and vendors, Diamond has accomplished much throughout our history,” Parker said, “and we look forward to accomplishing much more with them in the years ahead.”
Source: Edited Diamond PR