Retailers say too many growers offer the same plants, leading to a lopsided plant supply. They offer a simple solution: Talk To Your Customers.
Friends and colleagues are mourning the death of Joe Lutey, 32, who died January 21, 2015. Lutey’s passion for both growing and garden retail had an impact on the industry. He participated on various industry advisory boards and brought fresh ideas that improved both Wojo’s Greenhouse and the industry as a whole.
When Bailey Nurseries purchased its long-time breeding partner, Plant Introductions, Inc. (PII), in early January 2015, it freed the PII team to concentrate on what they do best: develop new plants. Bailey Nurseries will take on the business management side of the partnership, but otherwise the relationship it has enjoyed with PII for years will be largely unchanged.
Growers and retailers have a common goal — to serve customers better. In this new column, Greenhouse Grower will take a look at ways growers and retailers can work together to take advantage of profit opportunities and better meet customer needs.
Here is how Today’s Garden Center’s 10% Project is trying to make that happen through research, marketing and real world testing.
Marijuana growers and other cannibis-related businesses are running into a major obstacle due to conflicting national and local laws.
Get ready for wide-scale changes in POS systems as variety level tracking takes hold.
North American young plant growers are having a good year so far. Here is how 2014 is playing out for them in trends and statistics.
Growers can offer a valuable perspective that water councils across the country could use in establishing water policy.
Its famous Endless Summer hydrangea not only transformed the Midwest nursery, it also ushered in a new era of point-of-purchase marketing and high-octane variety launches.