Lowe’s names vendor partners of the year

Whirlpool, Central Garden & Pet and Chevron are recognized for innovation and service to customers.

Lowe’s Cos., the second-largest U.S. big box, home improvement and LBM retailer, has named Whirlpool, Central Garden & Pet and Chevron as the company’s 2017 Vendor Partners of the Year.

Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s said the vendors were presented with the award based on their “longtime commitment to deliver innovation, value and quality service to customers.”

"Our vendor partners honored this year are focused on the customer and continue to create products that excite and bring value," Mike P. McDermott, Lowe's chief customer officer, said in statement issued today. "Whirlpool, Central Garden & Pet and Chervon share our relentless passion for innovation and help us differentiate our offerings to best serve our customers."

In addition to the overall vendor partners of the year, Legrand, JS Steelman, Waterloo, iRobot, Samsung, HKC, U.S. Floors, Husqvarna, Willis and Sunrise were also honored by Lowe’s for setting the highest bar in innovation, the company said.

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