MTD Awarded Overall Innovation Partner of the Year
MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2014-11-4— /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today it has named 3M, Stainmaster and Truper as the company’s 2014 Vendor Partners of the Year. The companies were selected for their commitment to product quality, innovation and customer service. Lowe’s also announced it honored MTD with the 2014 Innovation Partner of the Year award. Each year, the award recognizes a breakthrough innovation that helps consumers realize their home improvement goals.
MTD, a worldwide leader in outdoor power equipment, used collaboration and customer insights to develop the most innovative blower to hit the market in years, the Troy-Bilt JET Leaf Blower. The blower features Air Amplified Technology™ with an innovative mixed-flow fan design, which creates an industry-leading 650 CFM of air volume, giving the customer more control over debris.
“In merchandising, we know that success is built on a foundation of quality, innovation and commitment,” said Mike McDermott, Lowe’s chief merchandising officer. “Each of the vendors honored today embody these characteristics, and it shows in the quality of their products, the innovation they deliver to customers and their unwavering commitment to their partnership with Lowe’s.”
In addition to MTD, the vendor partners who set the bar highest in innovation in 2014 included:
- Generac for Rapid Start Series Generators
- Hong Kong Sunrise for the Kobalt 40 V Max line
- Kwikset for the Kevo Bluetooth
- Oxygenics for 2.0 gallon-per-minute shower heads
- Pella for 250 Series window
- Stainmaster for Pet Protect carpet
- U.S. Floors for SmartCore flooring
- Valspar for Reserve super premium paint
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company serving approximately 15 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2013 sales of $53.4 billion, Lowe’s has more than 1,830 home improvement and hardware stores and 260,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.