Despite brutal weather conditions in some areas, spring ended on a high note for many greenhouse operations. But how did the spring season perform compared to expectation?
Take a look at the graphics below for a closer look at the areas in which growers saw the most gains and losses, whether in their customer base or in their crop mix.
How did your Spring 2019 sales compare to your expectations for the season?
|Sales exceeded expectations by more than 10%||17%|
|Sales exceeded expectations between 5% and 10%||23%|
|Sales exceeded expectations by less than 5%||13%|
|Sales met my expectations||18%|
|Sales fell short of expectations by less than 5%||5%|
|Sales fell short of expectations between 5% and 10%||8%|
|Sales fell short of expectations by more than 10%||16%|
More than 70% of growers said Spring 2019 met or exceeded their expectations
Which areas did you see the most sales growth in Spring 2019?
|Your own retail shop||46%|
|Independent garden centers||24%|
|Home improvement chains||13%|
Which areas did you see the most sales declines in Spring 2019?
|Independent garden centers||31%|
|Your own retail shop||17%|
There was a broad mix in the number of growers reporting sales gains and declines depending on their primary customers.
How did Spring 2019 sales of the following crops compare to Spring 2018 sales?
|Crop||Sales increased||Sales were about the same||Sales decreased||Did not grow|
|Flowering potted plants||38%||22%||17%||23%|