February 13, 2014

New Designer Tags From Horticultural Marketing And Printing Helps Retailers Promote Products

Horticultural Marketing and Printing's new Designer Tags, which were introduced at this year's winter trade shows, are now available to retailers and growers nationwide.

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December 2, 2013

The Continuing Evolution Of Retail

Technology will rapidly transform how retailers engage with their customers, reverberating through everything from the daily process of running a business to plant tags, containers, videos and apps. Retailers will find it less difficult to get out of the office and back into the business of working with plants and people. Improved Point-Of-Sale (POS) Mobile POS systems will soon replace the traditional checkout as smartphones and tablets make it possible for retailers to perform on-the-spot transactions anywhere they have an internet connection. Retailers will find it simpler to keep track of customers’ buying preferences and manage inventory in real time. It will be harder for thieves to access unauthorized funds in the future, thanks to a new security chip placed in credit cards that requires a pin number before completing any transaction. The introduction of mobile wallet technology will also help accelerate customer engagement using interactive coupons, geofencing enhancements and […]

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The Plant Shipper You Don’t Have to Return

May 21, 2013

The Plant Shipper You Don’t Have to Return

The Flower Forwarder plant rack will solve your shipping challenges. This rack is 100% biodegradable and recyclable, so you ship it and forget about it – no more time or money spent collecting empty carts!

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April 10, 2013

Shipping Containers At Pleasant View Gardens

From racks to boxes, Jon Huntington of Pleasant View Gardens in Loudon, N.H., explains the shipping methods they have found to be most successful in their operation.

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August 23, 2012

New Plant Pie Product Drives Consumer Success

Alan Van Wingerden invented the Plant Pie to drive consumer success with growing plants. This new method allows growers and gardeners produce high-quality plants in shallow trays. Proponents of the method boast that it performs better than the standard method of growing from individual cells, trays and pots.

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August 23, 2012

John Henry Brings Merchandising And Convenience Together

Becky Bush shows off some of the John Henry Company’s merchandising ideas for 2012-13, from plant carriers to pot wraps to cart/rack graphics.

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August 20, 2012

QR Codes: MasterTag Shares The Power Of The Tag

With online resources, plant tags can be more powerful than ever. Gerry Giorgio explains how MasterTag is working to take advantage of the power of the tag, including using QR codes.

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August 16, 2012

New Colors, New Products from Poppelmann

Poppelmann introduces new metallic colors in hanging baskets and now has the ability to print photographs directly on plastic pots.

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November 21, 2011

Proven Winners New Label Holders

Allan Armitage says the new label holders from Proven Winners–which keep plant tags neatly in one place–are a great ways to help gardeners get, and keep, the information they need.

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November 21, 2011

Biocontainer Consumer Preference

How can greenhouse growers capitalize on consumers’ concern about the environmental impact of packaging? Take a look at research on how much more consumers are willing to pay for biocontainers.

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September 27, 2011

Smartphone Central

Today’s consumers don’t have lots of time to spare but many have smartphones, which Allan Armitage says are a key to connecting with next generations.

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