What Patron-Owners Are Saying:

"If you want to go head-to-head with the box stores, VPG is our secret weapon for unique products that won't be found anywhere except independent retailers." 

Ken Lain, Owner, Watters Garden Center, Prescott, AZ

“The truth is that the mass merchant is getting more aggressive and gaining a larger share of the lawn and garden market each year. It’s imperative that we as independent, family-owned merchants pool our resources together behind VPG, who is dedicated to serving our needs." 

Wayne Holland, President, Holland Gardens, Lubbock, TX

Our business became shareholders of VPG in the mid 70's, and had sold Ferti-lome and Hi-Yield products for as long as I can remember. However, in 2000, we started eliminating all other brands from our shelves, except what we could not purchase from VPG, and we immediately saw a huge increase in our business, and most importantly in our margins.  Since then, we have consistently compared similar product pricing across the major independent brands, and with our early order, full truckload discounts, Scott's, Bonide, Monterey, Lilly Miller, and everyone else, hasn't been able to come close to our profit margins with VPG products; and that doesn't even include our co-op advertising or our patronage refund!  With VPG products, we can control our prices, set our own margins, and sell the most complete line of independently owned products available, without worrying about Big Boxes undercutting us at every turn.  Why would we sell someone else's product when we can sell the products that we own ourselves?  Buying and selling VPG products makes our company more money and helps maintain our position as "the place" to get answers to our customers gardening questions.”

Mark Anderson, Owner, Anderson's Seed & Garden Store, Logan, UT

“Hi-Yield, ferti•lome and Natural Guard by ferti•lome product lines offer many niche items that other larger manufacturers won’t produce because they can’t sell a huge quantity of it. VPG makes products that my local customers need and that’s just another way they stand out from competitors.”

Fausto Palafox, Co-Owner Mission Hills Nursery, VPG Owner


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