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Sep 25, 2013
Keep It Realpmihalek

Online reviews aren't a new topic for me and that's because I find them so important. We moved to Phoenix five months ago, so there's still a lot that's new to us. Whether we're looking for a new dent... more

Sep 11, 2013
Colorful Equilibriumpmihalek

Violet Tulip, Radiant Orchid, Celosia Orange, Freesia, Hemlock — this is not a list of ingredients for your next container garden recipe. They're actually half of the new Pantone Fashion Color Repor... more

Aug 28, 2013
Now What?pmihalek

School buses and 20-mph school zones — when those start popping up, I know summer's doomed. I feel the same way about the IGC Show. Once the IGC Show's over, it's time to start thinking about the fa... more

Aug 14, 2013
Meet Me In Chicagopmihalek

Can you believe the IGC Show is less than a week away? Hopefully I'll see you in Chicago. I'll be on Monday's Chicagoland Garden Center Tour to kick things off.As for the actual trade show, I have som... more

Jul 24, 2013
Snapshots from Short Coursepmihalek

Nothing like OFA Short Course to kick off the big trade show season we have ahead of us. Traditionally viewed as a "grower show," we learned a week or so ago that may no longer be the case with this C... more

Jul 10, 2013
The Air Up Therepmihalek

For all my years as an editor in this industry – I think I’m pushing six – I can’t recall a single time I’ve pulled out my laptop to do some work 30,000 feet up in the air. In my line of wor... more

Jun 26, 2013
The Last Timepmihalek

I may sound like a broken record on this, but hear me out one last time. It's really worth your attention.It's June 26, you're on the backend of the busy season and your team is tired and needs a litt... more

Jun 12, 2013
Can’t Win If You Don’t Playpmihalek

If you didn't think your "To Do" list was long enough, allow me to add three more things to it and make it a little bit longer. But hear me out. These are things you'll enjoy doing. Let's start off wi... more

May 22, 2013
What’s the Plan?pmihalek

Just a couple weeks ago I was on the phone with retail expert Doug Fleener. What led me to reach out to Doug was his insightful (and constantly updated) blog, Retail Contrarian, and one particular pos... more

May 8, 2013
Photo Oppmihalek

The last time I ended up in your inbox, I was looking for a little friendly consumer guidance. Which phone to get — iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S3. While the response wasn't overwhelming, I did g... more

Apr 24, 2013
A New Way to Gardenpmihalek

As of Sunday, April 21, I won't mind if you call me a Phoenician. I'd actually prefer it. That's because I've relocated from Chicago to Phoenix, now working out of my company's Scottsdale office. Need... more

Apr 10, 2013
Merchandiser Material?pmihalek

We're ready for your best attempts at merchandising. The call for entries to become the 2013 Merchandiser of the Year has now begun and we want you to show us what you've got. Impressive past winners ... more

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