Apr 8, 2019
Ready for the SeasonBy Abby Kleckler

Spring is in full force as far as the calendar is concerned, and let’s hope that even the northern parts of the country start seeing warmer temperatures soon! I know your stores are getting stocked and ready for the busiest weekends of the season, so I want to put it on your radar that you could be Lawn & Garden Retailer’s 2019 Merchandiser of the Year.

Grab your camera and take some photos of your best display or group of displays. You could be featured in an upcoming issue of the magazine and win the Dramm 60123 Display, which retails for more than $2,400, and a $500 Wholesale Gift Credit from Braun Garden Products and a 15 percent discount for Braun’s 2019 Catalog offering (one time).

You have until June 13, but I want to make sure you get the best shots when things are looking full and fresh! Find more details — and see previous winners and finalists — on our website.

Maximizing Your Store

Have you picked up the April issue of the magazine yet? There’s one article, “7 Steps to Better Store Penetration,” that I’d love to hear from you about after you read it.

Have you taken any of John Johnston’s tips for your own store? Have you created wider aisles? Installed new lighting? Simplified offerings? Let me know at [email protected], and feel free to add any other store design components that are working well for you.



P.S. Thank you to all of you who participated in our survey on on pet departments at your garden centers! You can see the results in the April issue. Stay tuned for more surveys like this one.

Abby Kleckler

Abby is the managing editor of Lawn & Garden Retailer. Contact her at [email protected]


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