US (CA): Master Nursery garden centers recognizes top vendors

Multi-million-dollar, member-owned cooperative, Master Nursery Garden Centers (MNGC) recognized top vendors at the recent Annual Owners’ Meeting in Sacramento, California.  As the nation’s largest independent buying group, MNGC has 140 vendors providing products and services to nearly 500 retail garden centers.

In addition, members have exclusive access to Master Nursery branded products, including Bumper Crop Soils and Plant Foods.
“This co-op is not possible without our members, vendors, and staff,” said Jeff Lafferty, Chief Executive Officer of Master Nursery Garden Centers. “We see our vendors as our partners in profitability and in the marketplace.  At the end of every year, we evaluate our numbers and recognize the vendors that excelled.” 
The top vendor awards for 2021 include:

  • Monrovia Growers — Vendor of the Year
  • Willoway Nurseries — Largest Sales Increase
  • Griffin Greenhouse Supplies, Inc. — Distributor of the Year'
  • Coast of Maine Organic Products — Private Label Vendor of the Year
  • Everde Growers — Most Improved Vendor
  • EB Stone & Son — First Vendor Partner to Master Nursery, Celebrating over 65 years

Master Nursery’s member and vendor base continue to grow.  In 2021, MNGC added 19 new member garden centers and four vendor partners, including a new distributor for the Midwest.  If you are interested in joining MNGC, please contact us at 

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