Merchandising

Finding merchandising inspiration at CAST 2024 - Quality Cuttings’ display featured a main course of coleus, surrounded by lush and fragrant lavender

June 2024
Finding merchandising inspiration at CAST 2024

In addition to the new and improved genetics being introduced at California Spring Trials, attendees can also find retail inspiration to bring back to their stores. Following are a few standout displays from the event.... more »

April 2024
Top recommendations for shoulder-season sales

The power of plants is still a driving force in today’s consumer market — people just can’t get enough! The key for retailers, however, is to build on those initial spring fever sales, inspire them... more »
How to create store displays that captivate customers

April 2024
How to create store displays that captivate customers

Creating a store environment that captivates customers and enhances sales is both an art and a science. Michelle Sherrier, owner of MC Design Collaboration and host of The Retail Whore podcast, has a true eye... more »
Signs for success: 7 tips for captivating in-store signage

April 2024
Signs for success: 7 tips for captivating in-store signage

Creating a visually appealing in-store environment is a powerful way to draw in customers and boost sales. One way to create an immediate, affordable upgrade to your store is through updating the design and placement... more »
Accent Decor curates inspirational displays in their showrooms to provide merchandising ideas for retailers. Photo courtesy of Accent Decor.

April 2024
Merchandising tips for selling more pottery and containers

From colorful and metallic glazes to new textures and finishes, four pottery and container suppliers share what’s trending and tips on how garden centers can sell more of this essential product category. L&GR: What trends... more »
The Kitchen Minis display at PanAmerican Seed makes it clear that these veggies are best grown indoors. PanAmerican Seed

Get inspired with these retail-focused displays at CAST
Get inspired with these retail-focused displays at CAST

There's never a shortage of inspiration and innovation at California Spring Trials, and 2024 was no exception. Team GPN and Lawn & Garden Retailer traveled down the California coast capturing all the details of the... more »
CAST Day 3 Green Fuse

March 23, 2024
California Spring Trials day 4 retail inspiration

Surf’s up! The southernmost stop — and our last — at CAST came together for a beach theme, complete with vintage surfboards and a couple of Volkswagen buses throughout the displays. ... more »
New Summerlong Agastache

March 22, 2024
California Spring Trials Day 3 retail inspiration

A Floral Playground Ready to Cook The Kitchen Minis display at PanAmerican Seed makes it clear that... more »

March 21, 2024
California Spring Trials Day 2 retail inspiration

Trees, Reinvented A Geometric Vision American Takii shows... more »
InFlora Cut Flowers

March 21, 2024
California Spring Trials Day 1 retail inspiration

Ready for Gifting From the Garden Elevate your IGC’s cut flower display with eye-catching wall... more »
Eckerts feature sign Bridget Behe

March 2024
Revamp Your Retail Series: Signage

If labor were unlimited and free, retailers wouldn’t need signs; customers could simply ask a question and get an answer. Signs are used in three basic ways: identity, direction and information. The identity signs are... more »

March 2024
Expanding your garden center’s product mix: A personal narrative

As I write this, I am home for two days in between the Dallas Gift Market and Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE). Both are great places to visit existing vendors, place orders, find new products... more »