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Pohmer On ... Who's Driving Your Bus?

January 2022
Who’s Driving Your Bus?

Who’s driving your bus? It’s a fairly straightforward question that most of you would answer, ‘I am!” After all, it’s your store and you get to set the rules, you get to select the merchandise... more »
stock NRF Reports Holiday Shoppers Took Advantage of Early, Thanksgiving Weekend Deals

January 2022
Beyond Holidays: Holiday Décor for Year-Round Sales

When many people picture the holidays, they imagine Christmas trees with ornaments, houses filled with décor, and home exteriors adorned in lights. These decorations are synonymous with the holiday season. Many people are teased by... more »
1.22 5 Minutes With…. Gail Vanik

January 2022
5 Minutes With … Gail Vanik

Gail Vanik is owner of Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery in southwestern Colorado. What brought you to the garden center world? It’s a funny story. When I was in high school, I had a part... more »
From Trial Field to Retail Bench — and Everything in Between

January 2022
From Trial Field to Retail Bench — and Everything in Between

I have been in the horticulture industry since a very young age, and whenever anyone would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would reply “A grower, just like my... more »

January 2022
Growing a New Brand

Today’s fastest-growing organic gardening company began with a simple question posed to two students by their college professor: Did you know mushrooms can grow on coffee grounds? Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora, then seniors at... more »
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January 2022
From Crisis to Innovation

The 2022 Garden Trends Report — From Crisis to Innovation from Garden Media Group outlines the shift that has occurred in the green industry and beyond. It goes past “The Great Reset” of 2021 and... more »

November/December 2021
A Drive Down Memory Lane

It’s not every day you drive your car into a garden center. But if you’re in Ann Arbor, Michigan, you can do just that at Downtown Home and Garden, a century-old retailer located in the... more »

November/December 2021
Hitting the Road in Late Summer

While it was toward the end of season, these IGCs stepped it up with their indoor living and houseplants, providing customers with varied options and décor ideas with vignettes set up in and around their... more »
Cam Rees is general manager of Skinner Garden Store in Topeka, Kansas.

November/December 2021
5 Minutes With … Cameron Rees

Cam Rees is general manager of Skinner Garden Store in Topeka, Kansas. Could you share a little about your background? I grew up on a family orchard operation, playing on the orchard as a kid... more »
Groovy Plants Ranch plant and box

November/December 2021
Considering E-Commerce for Your Garden Center?

Are you considering e-commerce for your plant business? For many growers and retailers, website construction and maintenance is a daunting task, let alone the tedious management of an e-commerce platform. I thought I would share... more »

November/December 2021
Trending There and Here

Whether it’s clothes, cars or plants, we often look across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe to get a feel of what might be the next hot trend or trends. I reached out to Peter van... more »

November/December 2021
Creating a ‘Wow’ Experience for Your Customers

Recently I was driving with my 5-year-old grandson down to a Minnesota state park, where they have free-roaming bison you can sometimes see from an unprotected road running through the park. He’d been talking about... more »

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