Bonide Products Named Supplier of the Year by True Value Company

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Oriskany, N.Y., April 21, 2015 – True Value Company recently awardnamed Bonide Products as its 2014 Supplier of the Year in the lawn and garden category. The award was presented at the hardware cooperatives annual Merchandise Partners Meeting and Awards Luncheon on March 8 in Dallas.

Bonide Products, which produces high-quality lawn fertilizer, seed and related products, was one of 11 outstanding suppliers honored at the event.

“The suppliers are critical in helping True Value ensure our members stay competitive, relevant and profitable in today’s evolving retail marketplace True Value Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer Ken Goodgame said. “We salute Bonide Products and the other winners, and look forward to them remaining valuable partners as we continue to implement our ambitious strategy for growth.”

In 2014, sales of Bonide Products at True Value increased 37 percent at wholesale and 23 percent at retail.

Bonide Products Inc. CEO, Jim Wurz, congratulates the other vendor winners, and thanks True Value and its members for this recognition. Mr. Wurz also expressed appreciation for the dedicated Bonide and True Value personnel that made this award possible.

Since 2003, True Value has honored select merchandise partners through its Supplier of the Year awards program, which recognizes companies whose contributions have helped drive growth of the True Value co-op and its members, by delivering high fill rates and an extraordinary commitment to high quality products, programs, service and support to its retail stores.

True Value Company, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the world’s largest retailer-owned wholesale hardware cooperatives with gross billings of $2.0 billion and revenue of $1.5 billion in 2014. The True Value cooperative includes approximately 4,500 independent retailer locations worldwide operating under the store identities of True Value, Grand Rental Station, Taylor Rental, Party Central, Home & Garden Showplace and Induserve Supply. Additional information on True Value and its retail identities is available at www.truevaluecompany.com.

Bonide Products Inc. family owned and operated since 1926, provides solutions to the pest problems of homes, lawns, gardens, barns and stables. Bonide Products can be found in most quality independent hardware, garden farm/feed and home centers nationwide.

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