The first of the fall Griffin Expos takes place this week in West Springfield, MA, August 31 and September 1, 2016. A Lancaster, PA, Expo will take place next month.
If you’re heading to this distributor show, make sure you check out these highlights:
White Elephant Sale
Each year, Griffin clears out its branch warehouses by holding a sale of its closeout and overstock items. The discounts are deep, and the competition for the items are fierce.
“Once items are gone, they’re gone. So, that first hour or so is kind of like ‘the running of the brides’ at Filene’s,” says Tracey Gorrell, Marketing Communications Lead at Griffin.
Griffin offers opportunities to connect face-to-face with industry experts and get answers, tips, and advice catered to your unique needs and interests: The GGSPro team is available to field your questions; and 150 manufacturers, breeders, and young-plant producers can discuss new products and varieties.
Drawings And Door Prizes
Win big with door prizes, drawings, and raffles from Griffin and select vendors.
Here are five seminars Griffin has lined up you’ll definitely want to attend:
Why Should I Buy From You? The Five Most Effective Ways To Build Your Business And Keep Your Customers. Keynote speaker Joe Lamp’l challenges plant retailers to think like their customers and review why their store would realistically attract today’s shoppers, and offers ways to you can adapt and win new business.
Hot Topics in Pest Control. Rick Yates, GGSPro Technical Support Manager, talks about the top pest challenges and latest developments in pest control.
New Varieties and Ideas for 2016 and 2017. Jeanne Svob, Griffin Business Manager, presents the latest introductions, from seed and vegetative annuals, to perennials, to vegetables, and more.
New Products and Color Trends. HC Companies shares how its product development is shaped by consumer trends.
Top 10 Things to Know About Your Dosatron. Dosatron presents how to check if your injector is delivering te right amount of fertilizer or chemical, how to use your maintenance kit, and other topics.
Griffin will help growers and plant retailers in the area get to the show. Here are the packages you can purchase:
Overnight Packages. The overnight trips to Griffin includes roundtrip transportation to the Expo, hotel accommodations for up to four people, food and beverage service on the bus and at the show, and transportation to the show. Choose from two pickup locations in New York (Barone Gardens and Rabbit Valley Greenhouses), or four locations in Maine (three public locations and the Griffin location in Gray, ME) Price: $125
Day Package From New York. Single day trips include roundtrip transportation, as well as food and beverage service on the bus and that the Expo. There are two pick up locations in New York (in Schenectady and Defreetsville). Price: Free