Mar 15, 2022
Master Nursery Garden Centers Recognizes Top Vendors

Member-owned cooperative Master Nursery Garden Centers (MNGC) recently recognized top vendors at its Annual Owners’ Meeting in Sacramento, California. Reportedly 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.

Jonathan Pedersen President CEO Monrovia with Jeff Lafferty, Chief Executive Officer of Master Nursery Garden Centers
Jonathan Pedersen, president/CEO of Monrovia, with Jeff Lafferty, chief executive officer of Master Nursery Garden Centers.

“This co-op is not possible without our members, vendors, and staff,” said Jeff Lafferty, CEO, MNGC. “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 Inc. — First Vendor Partner to Master Nursery (celebrating over 65 years)

Master Nursery’s member and vendor base continues 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 [email protected].