August 20, 2015
Garden Design Magazine Available Wholesale for Retailers

Independent garden centers and retailers in North America can now sell Garden Design magazine direct to consumers. The upscale 148-page magazine, previously available only to subscribers through the publisher's website, can now be purchased at... more »

August 11, 2015
IGC East Continues to Build

IGC East's second annual show at the Baltimore Convention Center drew more than 1,500 verified independent retail buyers, who shopped the latest product offerings from nearly 300 exhibiting vendors across the floor. "We appreciate the... more »

April 2015
Outside the Vines: A Signage Gold Mine

Geranium, an independently owned jewelry and accessories boutique based in the Midwest, boasts intrinsic signage with eye-catching designs and one-of-a-kind displays that supply customers with not only information but also a story. What started as... more »

April 2015
“Earned” Rewards

Last October, I crossed the finish line of the Chicago Marathon and, like the 40,801 other finishers, I quickly had a space blanket over my shoulders and a medal around my neck. Millennials are often... more »

March 27, 2012
Roman Inc. Purchases Alexa’s Angels

Roman Inc. recently announced it has completed its purchase of Alexa's Angels, an inspirational jewelry and gift company.Roman Inc. recently announced it has completed its purchase of Alexa's Angels, the inspirational jewelry and gift company.... more »

May 2008
A Personal Touch

For many of your customers, gardens serve almost as a living autobiography. From the plants they choose to grow, to the overall design and landscaping schemes, gardens are a reflection of their owners' personality, tastes... more »

February 2008
Under Wraps

Every winter, garden centers are stocked to the rafters with ornaments, lighting, holiday-themed trinkets and fresh greenery in anticipation of a busy Christmas season. Those items are perfect for sprucing up your customers' houses and... more »

May 2007
The Gift Basket Wrap

Candy Spelling (Tori's mom) has a special "wrapping" room in her 100-room mansion devoted to them. On the Sopranos last season, a character mugged Lauren Bacall for the swanky contents of hers. But gift baskets... more »

March 2007
Browsing the Gift Markets

At Lawn & Garden Retailer, we know there are numerous gift shows during the year that you would like to attend, but you just can't go to all of them. So we asked representatives from... more »

May 2006
Gift Center Genius

The overall gift industry is a $253 billion market. According to Pam Danziger, president of Unity Marketing and author of the Outdoor Living Report and the book Why People Buy Things They Don't Need, that... more »

March 2006
It’s All Fun And Games

Children may be small, but they can be quite powerful — especially in the retail sector. The heft of their allowances and the pressure to purchase they exert on parents and caregivers makes the children's... more »

March 2006
Wax Works

Candles aren't a new product to hit retailers' shelves: In fact, candles have been around for more than 5,000 years. The earliest candles were highly functional, used to light homes, aid travelers and celebrate religious... more »