Merchandising

June 30, 2020
Pleasant View Gardens Offers Smallscapes Gardens Program to Retailers

Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) recently introduced the Smallscapes Gardens Program by PVG. In short, it takes the concept of creating recipes for hanging baskets, containers and uprights – which showcases different uses of color, texture,... more »
Echo Valley July 2020 PatioFurniture_CrossMerchandising(1) copy

July 2020
Product and Merchandising Trends in a Post-Pandemic World

The COVID-19 virus has not only transformed the way we live, but its lingering effects could forever change how consumers shop for goods and services and what they deem valuable. While the transition from shopping... more »
Country Mile Gardens, in Morristown, New Jersey, COVID tshirt

July 2020
Garden Centers’ Response to COVID Outbreak

Wellington Gardens’ spacious property and posted signs helped with customer and employee safety. “We have the advantage of plenty of room to spread our customers out, says Christine Wellington, owner of Wellington Gardens in Brentwood,... more »
Selling More Pots & Planters Big Grass Living

June 2020
Selling More Pots & Planters

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has reported a growth surge in the garden center industry since early March, likely due to travel restrictions throughout the country. Garden centers are often exempted from local closure orders,... more »
Wave Purple Spreading Petunia

March 2020
Celebrating, Marketing and Merchandising a Milestone

Last summer, when it was time to select a name for our newest spreading petunia, the launch team behind the Wave brand decided to engage its very-active social media community. We asked Wave Fans on... more »
. But a growing trend across garden centers might not be what customers put in their garden — but rather items kept in the pantry.

March 2020
It’s in the Pantry

As with any industry, garden centers are looking for new ways to generate revenue. And despite a projection of $51 billion in revenue to kick off the new decade (IBISWorld, 2020), now more than ever... more »

January 2020
Holiday Inspiration

Wolfe Nursery Greensburg, Pennsylvania Steeler Nation is well-represented at Wolfe’s, with holiday gift... more »
Larson’s Garden Center

November/December 2019
100 Years and Beyond

Larson’s Farm was a familiar sight on Route 6 in Bristol, Connecticut, for nearly 90 years. The produce stand, which started on an ironing board, got its start long before highways were numbered. Larson’s has... more »
Gardens of Babylon in Nashville, Tennessee

November/December 2019
2019 Merchandiser of the Year Winner

Fun and funky might not be the first words that come to mind when thinking about a garden center — but they’re exactly what Gardens of Babylon in Nashville, Tennessee, is aiming for. “The one... more »

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 »

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