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Mar 11, 2015
Don’t Miss OutAbby Kleckler

Now is the time to take out your calendar (or more likely your smartphone) and mark yourself as busy March 24 at 12 p.m. EST. Then, click here to register for our FREE 30-minute webinar, “Enchanting... more

Feb 25, 2015
Hold the CondimentsAbby Kleckler

As many of you may know, there’s a well-known rule (err … tradition) here in Chicago that you don’t put ketchup on a beloved hot dog. While at a local favorite, Murphy’s Red Hots, the man in t... more

Feb 10, 2015
Before Going ShoppingAbby Kleckler

Have you seen people standing in the aisle searching for a product online that is right in front of them? Have you done it? Now, have you heard of ZMOT?Maybe I’m living under a rock, but the first t... more

Jan 28, 2015
For the BirdsAbby Kleckler

Some people are just plain hard to shop for. Whether they’re the type of people that go out and buy something the minute they want it or the type that seriously owns everything, it’s good to have ... more

Jan 13, 2015
Walk This WayAbby Kleckler

Last week I got a crash course in wayfinding at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market. Three buildings and more than 50 floors of permanent and temporary showrooms — let’s jus... more

Dec 22, 2014
Happy Holidays!Abby Kleckler

It’s Christmas Eve! All of the shopping is done (or like me you're frantically running around), businesses will close early today and remain closed tomorrow, and it’ll be smooth sailing into 2015.... more

Dec 9, 2014
Who Are You?Abby Kleckler

Opening up your inbox, I am positive that the person in the picture on the left is not who you expected to see. Your initial questions are probably: Where’s Pete? And who is this new girl?Pete has d... more

Nov 24, 2014
Who Will Be at the Head of the Class of 2015?Tim Hodson

Byline:Tim HodsonFor the last three years, GPN magazine, Lawn & Garden Retailer's sister publication, has been recognizing those young men and women who are creating the future for the horticultur... more

Nov 12, 2014
This Is It…pmihalek

What do you have going on this afternoon, say, around 2 p.m. EST?Well I have the perfect late-lunch activity for you and your staff this afternoon. Why not check out our FREE 30-minute webinar sponsor... more

Oct 22, 2014
Save The Date For Our Miniature Gardening Webinarpmihalek

There are a lot of IGCs out there still on the fence when it comes to miniature gardening. Maybe you're one of them.If you're unsure where miniature gardening fits into your retail floorplan or if it ... more

Oct 8, 2014
Reading About Unhappy Customerspmihalek

On a recent east-to-west flight wrapping up a quick business trip, I found a retailer-friendly blurb in the pages of Hemispheres — my inflight United Airlines magazine. I love when that happens. It ... more

Sep 24, 2014
The Next Food Network Starpmihalek

Just wanted to give a big digital pat on the back to hort industry stalwart Jonathan Bardzik. Jonathan's the former director of marketing for ANLA, cookbook author of Simple Summer and, most recently,... more


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