We asked retailers across the country about which three specific products/plants were the best sellers for their store. Not surprisingly, bedding plant and vegetable and herb varieties were the most cited. The most striking result was that no single variety or even plant garnered enough votes to head the list. The best sellers were diverse,
Retailers from across the country are reporting on which products and selling and which aren’t faring as well so far this spring. Have You Noticed A Trend In Any Product Category Customers Are Buying? With much of the country experiencing a delayed spring, weather and its effect on the garden industry is on a lot
If you’ve been paying attention to The Grow Initiative, you know that the Greenhouse Grower team is looking for ways to rejuvenate the industry. The team at Today’s Garden Center, Greenhouse Grower’s sister magazine, has a similar mission. We’ve recruited as many big thinkers as we can to brainstorm ways we can help retailers succeed.
Monrovia will begin selling its branded plants in Lowe’s stores in 2013. As a result of an exclusive agreement with Lowe’s, Monrovia plants, currently sold in Home Depot in plain pots, will pull out of Home Depot. The new relationship differs significantly from what the industry expects of a mass merchant agreement. The Monrovia plants
After months of promotions, the HGTV Home Plant Collection arrived in garden centers across the country last week, just in time for Mother’s Day. “A small amount arrived in the retail stores on Tuesday with the larger push happening this week,” says Bachman’s Floral, Gift & Garden’s Jeff Pilla. Minneapolis-based Bachman’s is one of the
Following a March that broke sales records for much of the garden retail industry, April sales are proving to be more mixed. Spring broke early for much of the country in March, whereas April was more typical, with varied weather patterns. In those areas with mostly good weather, April continued the strong sales trend. “April
Downy mildew alerts have been going out to growers around the country to make sure preventative measures are taken so the United States does not suffer the fate of Europe, where impatiens sales have dipped dramatically because of the disease. In 2011, downy mildew was a big enough problem that news headlines like: “Disease killing