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Tilly, Agway Cape Cod Launch Design Partnership

April 5, 2021
Tilly, Agway Cape Cod Launch Design Partnership

Online landscape design company Tilly and Agway of Cape Cod, a third-generation lawn, garden, and pet supply business, have announced a strategic design partnership in time for the busy spring gardening season. Tilly, whose remote... more »
Garden Center Group study

April 5, 2021
Garden Center Group Releases P&L Study Results

The Garden Center Group has released results from its 17th Annual P&L Study for 2020. The study, which was first conducted in 2004, has never seen the level of increases reported this year. The results... more »
Rockledge Gardens’ owner Theresa Riley shares her thoughts on selling the family business and has advice for other IGCs considering their future.

April 2021
Making Plans for an Uncertain Future

Theresa Riley didn’t always aspire to own the family business. Her parents Harry and Mary Witte founded Rockledge Gardens in 1960, initially as a bulb-packing business. Through the ‘60s and ‘70s, it evolved into the... more »
Sandi Hillermann McDonald is owner of Hillermann Nursery and Florist in Washington, Missouri.

April 2021
5 Minutes with … Sandi Hillermann McDonald

Could you share a little about your background? I am a second-generation family owner and the oldest of six children. My youngest brother Scott and I run the company. We will celebrate 70 years on April 1 of... more »

April 2021
Streamlining the Supply Chain and Boosting Customer Engagement

Warren Patterson knew there had to be a better way. As owner of Barrie’s Garden Centre in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, his biggest challenge was finding the time to place and receive orders from the multiple... more »
GPN 40 under 40

March 4, 2021
Register Now for GPN 40 Under 40 Roundtable

GPN’s 40 Under 40 is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2021. To commemorate this milestone, on March 18,  GPN’s first 40 Under 40 Roundtable will take place, featuring several alumnus from the 40 Under 40 program. During... more »
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March 2021
Ecommerce: Lessons from Listening to IGCs

By now, everyone has had conversations about ecommerce with industry leaders, providers or businesses who have implemented an ecommerce solution this past year. I would like to share what I have learned from working with... more »
Homestead Gardens purchases Ronny’s Garden World in Smyrna, Delaware

February 19, 2021
Homestead Gardens Purchases Ronny’s Garden World in Smyrna, Delaware

Homestead Gardens, an independent garden company with operations in Davidsonville and Severna Park, Maryland, has purchased Ronny's Garden World, a fixture since 1970 on the du Pont Parkway in Smyrna, Delaware. The move expands Homestead’s... more »
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December 22, 2020
Customers Want to Shop Independent Businesses, According to New Survey

The Future of Commerce 2021, Shopify’s first annual report, marries global merchant and consumer data to predict how the commerce landscape will shift in the coming year — and how small and independent businesses are creating... more »
Outdoor Living Kicker Lurvey Garden Center in Des Plaines, Illinois

November/December 2020
Trends in Outdoor Living

Tom Partipilo, outdoor living buyer at Lurvey Garden Center in Des Plaines, Illinois, says IGC customers want to buy products that will bring warmth to an area for family and friends to gather around —... more »
Dirty Secrets Kicker Tips and ideas IGCs can use to merchandise holiday items.

November/December 2020
The Four C’s of Christmas Trends

After what we’ve all been through this year, I might be suspicious of someone who honestly believes they KNOW what’s in anyone’s shopping brains for the 2020 holiday season. However, I’m also enough of a... more »
Garden Centers Honor First Responders and Healthcare Heroes

May 13, 2020
Garden Centers Honor First Responders and Healthcare Heroes

Garden centers across the country honored mothers on the front line this Mother’s Day by giving away Pink Splendor Hydrangeas. More than 700 Monrovia garden center customers across the country honored mothers in their local... more »


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