Top 100

May 6, 2013

Top 100 Growers Whitepaper [Download]

The 2013 Top 100 Growers report focuses on production. How do the largest greenhouse operations in the country handle fertilization, irrigation and propagation? Take a look at the full results of our survey in our Top 100 Growers whitepaper. Download the Top 100 Growers whitepaper by clicking here.

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May 4, 2012

Delray Plants Says Marketing Is Now A Must

The Top 100 Growers were production-driven businesses just a few years ago. Many grew seemingly endless products and had the good fortune of finding buyers even in a pinch. Discounting was an option to keep product moving, and margins were favorable. Fast forward to today’s Top 100, and it’s a sales-driven group that talks largely about tighter margins and the need to have the right product on the right shelves at the right time. The truth is today’s industry is vastly different than the one many of the Top 100 originally experienced. And the strongest growers are the ones adapting their operations and tailoring products to the retailer’s needs. “You just can’t overproduce something today,â€� says Randy Gilde, an owner at Delray Plants. “You can move some of it, but generally if your product isn’t positioned at the right time and place for the store and its customers, you can’t […]

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June 12, 2008

Top 100 Growers

Read on for details on how the largest growers in the country are dealing with transportation, brand demands including the sustainability movement, and the labor drain. Bigger, Faster, More The growers on our list are controlling more square footage than ever before. These operations are now looking after 2.5 million more square feet of environmentally controlled greenhouse area compared to last year (see The Big Get Bigger). A few new growers jumped up on our radar screens and a few list veterans made some major moves to change square footage in this year’s Top 100 Growers list. Color Spot Nurseries leaps to the top of the list this year, adding 4.8 million square feet of environmentally controlled greenhouse area, including that gained through the acquisition of Powell Plant Farm, last year’s No. 18. Kurt Weiss Greenhouses added about 500,000 square feet of greenhouse this year, but moves down to No. […]

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