April 3, 2018
Ian Baldwin: Why the Roles of Garden Retail Staff May Be Changing
In his latest blog posting, garden retail industry consultant Ian Baldwin says the role of grower-retailers has changed from providing information to validating or correcting what consumers have already learned when browsing online.
March 25, 2018
Tree-osk From Bower and Branch Offers Unique Way to Buy Plants
The Tree-osk, which has become a fixture in several garden centers, provides an interactive consumer experience when buying trees, shrubs, and perennials.
March 9, 2018
GCA Announces Complete Seattle Garden Center Summer Tour Details
The Garden Centers of America Summer Tour in Seattle will feature visits to some of the most unique plant retailers in the Pacific Northwest.
February 9, 2018
Garden Retailers at TPIE Highlight Their Favorite Products
A team of garden retailers once again participated in the 2018 Tropical Plants Industry Expo Cool Product Awards.
November 14, 2017
Garden-Retailers Pick Their Favorite Products From The Landscape Show
Grower-retailers have once again named their favorite new products, this time as part of the Cool Product Awards at The Landscape Show 2017 in Orlando, FL. Awards were presented to 12 companies, representing 14 products.
September 26, 2017
Gardening Industry Not Recovering as Much From Recent Recession as in Past
In his latest blog posting, garden retail industry consultant Ian Baldwin says changing consumer demographics mean that, unlike past indicators, the garden business hasn’t surged after a recession — and it’s not going to under the current model.
September 19, 2017
Grower-Retailers Pick Their Favorites From Farwest 2017
Members of The Garden Center Group once again named their top selections in both live and hard goods for the Retailers’ Choice Awards at Farwest 2017.
September 12, 2017
Garden Media Group’s 2018 Trends Report Highlights Nature’s Contribution to Mental Wellness
This year’s Garden Trends report offers seven trends that you can use to inspire mental wellness. Take a look to see how many trends you’re already using to connect with your customers.
September 8, 2017
Garden Centers of America Announces Best Bathroom Award Winners
If you’re a grower-retailer, your restroom may end up being the most important part of your customers’ experience. Find out the big winners of this year’s Garden Centers of America’s Best Bathroom Awards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.