PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, the nation's second largest tax preparation firm, has been named Supplier of the Year by Walmart's financial services division. Jackson Hewitt was recognized for: its aggressive expansion into over 750 new Walmart locations for the 2012 tax season, which increased its nationwide kiosk coverage in Walmart U.S. stores by 40% to 2,800 locations; embracing innovation by providing new kiosk designs to accommodate specific spacing requirements in all Walmart store formats; and, its commitment to, and support of, Walmart's focus on Every Day Low Pricing.
"Jackson Hewitt is honored to receive this award from Walmart, and we are proud to achieve this recognition in the first year of a new multi-year agreement between our companies," said Philip Sanford, president and CEO of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "Our franchisees and company-owned operations management have worked very hard over the past several years to significantly expand our Walmart kiosk presence, and to continue to provide tax preparation convenience, ease and value for both Walmart's customers and associates. Receiving this award is a testament to the success of that effort. I thank all of our franchisees and employees for their dedication and commitment to continual enhancement of our Walmart partnership. I also thank Walmart Financial Services for their demonstrated spirit of teamwork and collaboration to make our partnership as successful as it can be."