Merchandising

August 2019
Merchandising and Display Tips & Tricks for Your Garden Center

Garden centers as well as other independent retailers face a unique challenge that sets them apart from typical department stores, big boxes and large chains: With such a specific market and depending on the time... more »
JVI Secret Gardens pots planters

August 2019
Touring Music City

In June, I had the opportunity to attend the GCA’s Summer Tour in Nashville, Tennessee, where I spent three days touring garden centers not as a customer, as I would have in my previous life,... more »
Its small world after all - miniature house plants terrariums

August 2019
It’s a Small World After All

While retailers look for new ways to intrigue customers with unique products and events, plants still drive the majority of garden-center sales. And have you noticed? Small is fashionable! Or, at least, it can be.... more »
Fall Store Display opening-horiz

July 2019
Sparking More Sales

When spring fever hits, it’s easy to step back and watch the products roll off your shelves. Shoppers are on a mission to color their homes and leave behind a long and dreary winter. But... more »
Adding the heat of tropicals

June 2019
Adding the Heat of Tropicals

If your garden center is not already riding the indoor plant wave, now is the time to take the dive and expand your foliage and tropicals department. The interior plant boom continues as people can’t... more »

June 2019
Tips from the Garden Center

These days, everyone should be focused on tropicals, as this category offers the highest dollars-per-square-foot return in our garden centers and is celebrating a renaissance which rivals the 1970s. Of course, the first things to... more »

May 13, 2019
Less Than a Month

Have you sent in your entry yet to be Lawn & Garden Retailer’s 2019 Merchandiser of the Year? If you haven't, the clock is ticking. You have a little less than a month to submit your... more »

May 2019
As Seen in Philadelphia

Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses in Mechanicsburg has a bee display you can’t miss complete with a hive of bees hard at work, local honey, beeswax, bee-themed home and garden décor and everything you need to... more »
GCA19_Tour2

April 8, 2019
GCA Summer Tour Nashville Itinerary & Education Announced

Indie garden center retailers from all across the country will get a jolt of retail inspiration on the 2019 GCA Summer Tour, June 23-26, in Nashville. The Music City-bound tour holds a dynamic mix of... more »

April 2019
7 Steps to Better Store Penetration

It's both common sense and a well-documented fact: The longer someone lingers in your store, the more likely they are to make a purchase. Store penetration — driving visitors more deeply and broadly throughout your... more »
PanAm

March 27, 2019
California Spring Trials — Middle of the Road

The journey continues down the California coast, where we've been seeing a lot of new introductions and having fun along the way. Day 3 started at American Takii in Salinas, where they were exhibiting along... more »

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