April 23, 2013

Public Displays Can Bring In Additional Revenue

Sometimes you have to look in unusual places for customers and gamble on a new market. Or, in the case of Top 100 Grower Milgro Nursery in Newcastle, Utah, you take the plants to where the gambling is. For most of the last decade, Milgro, whose primary customers are grocery stores, has found a niche providing several of the larger casinos in Las Vegas, Nev., with the potted flowers and plants they need for their indoor displays. While sales to casinos are only a small part of Milgro‚Äôs revenue, this market provides a convenient outlet since plants can be drop-shipped on the way to other customers in California. It also gives the staff a chance to be creative and grow some less-traditional varieties of plants. We caught up with Neil Watson, general manager of Milgro Nursery, to talk about the unique opportunities and challenges in growing for public displays. GG: […]

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