August 2016
Wildlife: A Good Thing in the Garden

When a customer approaches you with questions about wildlife, they are most likely either trying to get rid of something pesky or attract something pretty. However, there’s so much more to the world of wild... more »

July 6, 2016
Investment Firm Acquires Epicor

Epicor Software Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by the global investment firm KKR from funds advised by Apax Partners. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Epicor provides industry-specific solutions... more »

July 2016
A Realistic Dreamer

I’m writing this column in the peak of spring, but it’s now July as you read this, and the busiest part of your spring season has passed. Hopefully the weather gods look down favorably upon... more »
Exit Your Business Stage Right

July 2016
Exit Your Business — Build Today to Sell Tomorrow

This is part two of a story we began in the June 2016 issue of Lawn & Garden Retailer. It is never too late to build equity to sell your business at a better price.... more »

July 2016
Bringing Gardening Indoors

In a seasonal industry, a non-seasonal department that has a modern look and attracts customers of all ages, particularly a younger shopper, seems promising. This is exactly what Brian Riddle, owner of Homestead Gardens near... more »

June 30, 2016
English Gardens Forced Out, Plans New Store

English Gardens, which has seven retail stores throughout Michigan, is being forced out of its Ann Arbor location, according to MLive. English Gardens has been in the Maple Village Shopping Center since 2005, but the... more »

June 20, 2016
JetRam Purchases Flopak

Flopak has been acquired by JetRam Products LLC, manufacturers and distributors of packaging products for the floral and gift industries. JetRam will continue to provide customer service and delivery to their customers, and now Flopak... more »

June 14, 2016
AFE Fundraising Dinner Heads to Hawaii

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is going tropical this year, holding its 2016 Annual Fundraising Dinner in Hawaii. The fundraising event will be hosted Thursday, Sept. 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua... more »

June 14, 2016
Sakata and P. Allen Smith Partner for Cut Flowers

Sakata Seed America has expanded its partnership with P. Allen Smith to create the P. Allen Smith Home Grown Flower Collection, including an assortment of cut flower varieties bred exclusively by Sakata. This new collection... more »

June 14, 2016
AAS Winner Edibles Expand Availability

Six All-America Selections vegetable/edible winners are now more accessible to North American growers and gardeners. Three patio/container tomatoes from Pro-Veg Seeds Ltd. from the United Kingdom are now available to order in smaller quantities directly... more »

June 14, 2016
Dümmen Orange, Succulent Company Make Deal

Wander Tuinier B.V., a company specializing in production and sales of succulents, is joining Dümmen Orange. Wander Tuinier is joining Dümmen Orange because of the possibility to increase the production volume, the entrepreneurial spirit and the... more »

June 6, 2016
Skagit Gardens is Up for Sale

Skagit Gardens, located in Skagit Valley in western Washington, is now available for purchase. Skagit Gardens has two growing locations totaling more than 50 acres, with nearly 13 acres of covered greenhouses. Current production includes:... more »


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