Central Garden & Pet Presents 2016 Vendor Awards
Prior to the start of the Central Garden Distribution Dealer Show in Las Vegas, Central Garden & Pet has recognized vendor partners who have shown outstanding performance, collaboration and sales support in the garden industry for the year.
Awards were presented in four key categories – Partner of the Year Award: EcoClear Products, Inc.; Key Partnership Award: Hydrodynamics International; Sales Excellence Award: Earth & Turf Reps, Inc.; eBusiness Partner of the Year Award: Monterey Lawn & Garden Products.
Descriptions of the award winners are listed, as provided by Central Garden & Pet.
Partner of the Year Award
Sarasota, Florida-based EcoClear was presented the Partner of the Year Award. Founded in 2013, EcoClear demonstrated a commitment to excellence through alignment with the 2016 sales initiatives of Central Garden Distribution. Over the years, EcoClear has a proven track record of success in the lawn and garden industry, resulting in positive financial impact, quality product offerings and superior sales support.
Key Partnership Award
Hydrodynamics International was celebrated with the Key Partnership Award for their innovative products and sales ideas, advanced through various strategic initiatives. These initiatives included, but were not limited to, sales and product training, field support, and relationship building through store visits. Since 1997, Hydrodynamics International has been traveling the globe, searching for the very best horticultural products and technologies to improve the quality and increase the yields of vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Sales Excellence Award
The Sales Excellence Award is given to a vendor or manufacturer’s rep group that “hits it out of the park” and brings new and/or innovative products to Central Garden Distribution. Earth & Turf Reps focused on the success of the independent retail customer and continues to provide the necessary support in which to foster growth.
eBusiness Partner of the Year
Monterey Lawn & Garden Products provided exemplary support of eBusiness through various digital initiatives which included the timely upload of information; accuracy of online product materials, and a commitment to program excellence. Sharing a common vision with Central, Monterey demonstrates a proven track record with retailers and was established with the goal of offering home gardeners the same professional-grade technology available to the agriculture industry.