January 2013
St. Louis Cues

This feature is jam packed with photos of great retail ideas I found on a recent road trip to St. Louis. Please click the PDF link below for great merchandising ideas. From Cleveland to Chicago... more »

November/December 2012
Reclaiming the Many Uses of Old

This feature is packed with plenty of inspiring photos. Please click on the PDF link below to view it. This offseason, rework old wooden items into your merchandising efforts for an authentically new feel. more »

September 2012
Signature Moves

When we think about it, the number one reason we go to most stores is to buy something we know or believe they sell. This is not a secret, nor complicated for any merchant to... more »

September/October 2012
In Their Element(s)

One week. Four displays. One common theme. In what was nothing short of a team effort that awarded the creative staff at The Great Outdoors in Austin, Texas, the 2012 Merchandiser of the Year award.... more »

August 2012
The Fab Five

(To view the display photos submitted by these participants, please click on the PDF link near the end of the story.)Feeling the Elements The Great Outdoors, Austin, TexasIn the heart of Texas, the creative team... more »

August 2012
Container Gardening: 365 Days of Sales Ideas

From New Year's Day to New Year's Eve, a well-designed container garden has the ability to impact sales in the nursery in innumerable ways. From trees and shrubs to miniatures, from edibles to art, the... more »

August 2012
Inspiration In Numbers

At Bauman's Farm & Garden in Gervais, Ore., we have partnered with two local businesses — Red Bird Restorative Gardens and Autumn Leaf Landscaping Company — to create an inspirational retail concept that connects home... more »

July 2012
Three Years From Now?

This feature is packed with colorful and informative photos. Please click the PDF link below to see this feature. International trends are rarely overnight sensations on U.S. soil. That said, here are a few new... more »

July 2012
Ladies’ Night … Done Right

Over the last three years — and with some lessons learned along the way — Girls' Night at Molbak's Garden + Home, Woodinville, Wash., has grown into an event that we expect to sell out.... more »

May 2012
Lone Star Standouts

This magazine layout has a ton of inspiring photos. To fully appreciate this feature in its entirety, please click on the PDF link below. From themed display gardens to simple signage strategies, a quick visit... more »

May 2012
Not Your Typical Pop-Up

For a floral design business that focuses heavily on the art of container gardening, Nectar & Company of Macon, Ga., sure has another art form down pat — the art of inspirational merchandising.Need proof? Just... more »

May 2012
Become The Buzz

A lot has been written about all the ways you can get buzz for your business — from putting discounts on your Facebook fan page, to reaching out to mommy bloggers, to offering Groupons.You don't... more »


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