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UniFirst Named No. 18 in Apparel Magazine’s Annual Top 50 Apparel Companies List

WILMINGTON, Mass., Aug. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF), a leading supplier and servicer of uniforms, workwear, and protective clothing throughout North America, has been named No. 18 in America’s top 50 apparel companies by Apparel magazine, a leading international resource for the global apparel industry. This is the eleventh consecutive year the company was recognized by the magazine.

UniFirst Earns No. 18 Spot on Apparel Magazine's Annual Top Apparel Companies List
UniFirst Corporation has been named one of America's top apparel companies for the eleventh consecutive year by Apparel magazine.


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To be eligible, public companies had to record at least $100 million in annual sales; rankings were based on overall performance and financial management.

UniFirst appears on the top 50 apparel companies list alongside some of America’s most popular clothing companies including Michael Kors (No. 1), TJX Companies (No. 19), American Eagle Outfitters (No. 24), Gap (No. 29), and Under Armour (No. 30).

Adam Soreff, UniFirst’s director of marketing and communications, says that UniFirst’s annual success is a great achievement given today’s ongoing market and competitive challenges. “We’re all extremely proud of our team’s efforts throughout the U.S. and Canada to deliver service satisfaction to our 300,000 business customers and maintain a steady course for continuous growth year after year.” He continued, “So much of what we do revolves around our strong customer relationships and the commitment we have companywide to providing exceptional customer service in an ever-changing market.”

“UniFirst continues to rank highly on our top 50 list year after year,” says Jordan Speer, Apparel magazine editor-in-chief. “This reflects the organization’s ability to perform financially as a result of focusing on customer needs and adapting to challenges in the marketplace.”

The Apparel magazine honor coincides with other recent honors for UniFirst—being named to Selling Power magazine’s “Best Companies to Sell For” list and Florida Trend magazine’s “Best Companies To Work For” list. For more on UniFirst or Apparel magazine, you may visit their websites: UniFirst.com, and www.apparelmag.com.

About UniFirst
Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniform and workwear programs, as well as the delivery of facility service programs. Together with its subsidiaries, the company also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries. UniFirst manufactures its own branded workwear, protective clothing, and floorcare products, and with 240 service locations, 300,000 customer locations, and 13,000 employee Team Partners, the company outfits nearly 2 million workers each business day. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800.455.7654 or visit UniFirst.com.

CONTACT:
Donna Kish
PR & Communications
UniFirst Corporation
68 Jonspin Road
Wilmington, MA 01887
Phone: 978.527.3871
Email: Donna_Kish@UniFirst.com

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