August 29, 2017

7 Popular Retail Trends from the 2017 IGC Show

Almost every type of retail garden product imaginable filled the booths on the tradeshow floor at the 2017 IGC Show held in August in Chicago, from pots and containers to garden tools, patio furniture, and decorative items. Here are seven gardening and product trends that stood out at the show.

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August 21, 2017

50 Cool Products on Display at the 2017 IGC Show

Check out these cool products vendors showed off at the 2017 IGC Show on the Navy Pier in Chicago, August 15-17.

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griffin-expo

August 15, 2017

Griffin Becomes Newest Distributor for Master Nursery Garden Centers

The agreement allows Griffin to join Master Nursery’s network of more than 150 supplier partners, while giving Master Nursery access to new product and service options for member businesses in the Midwest, Rocky Mountain, and Pacific Northwest regions.

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Decorative Premium Hanging Baskets (Ainong USA)

July 25, 2017

16 Products That Garden Retailers Loved at Cultivate’17

In what has become an annual tradition at Cultivate, a team of garden retailers presented awards for their picks as the best new products (both live goods and hard goods) from Cultivate’17.

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July 11, 2017

Grower-Retailers Invited to Help Pick Their Favorite Products at Cultivate’17

The Garden Center Group is inviting grower-retailers to join them on their quest to highlight the best new retail products on display at Cultivate’17.

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Hort Couture Farm to Table Display

July 7, 2017

New Marketing and Retail Display Ideas to Boost Your Plant Sales

Innovative marketing displays and retail concepts at California Spring Trials 2017, inspired by popular consumer trends and the need to encourage consumer success, overflowed with exciting new ways to promote plants.

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June 19, 2017

IGC Show Features Talks on How to Cash in on the Buy Local Trend, Managing High-Stress Situations, and More

This year’s event, which takes place Aug. 15-17 in Chicago, also includes a free workshop on what you might do when starting your business over from scratch.

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Robert O'Neill

May 11, 2017

Former SEAL Team Six Leader to Address Attendees at IGC Show in Chicago

Robert O’Neill is a highly decorated combat veterans and the author of the just-published memoir, “The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior.”

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April 24, 2017

Ian Baldwin Offers Examples From Grower-Retailers on Price Increase Strategies

In March, Baldwin wrote a blog advising grower-retailers to consider raising their prices this spring. The post inspired a number of creative suggestions.

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Ian Baldwin

March 31, 2017

Ian Baldwin: Aim High With Your Pricing This Spring

In his latest blog posting, the garden retail consultant says consumers are spending more today, which means it’s a good time to consider raising your prices.

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GCA Summer Tour 2017 Andersons Newport Beach

March 23, 2017

Garden Centers of America Unveils Stops on Its Summer Tour in Virginia

Registration for the event, which includes visits to several garden centers each with their own unique highlights, is now open.

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MSU Guide To Attracting Pollinators

March 9, 2017

New Guide on Bee-Friendly Plants Available From Horticultural Research Institute

The guide is designed to help grower-retailers educate and motivate their customers to purchase and plant pollinator-friendly materials.

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