Trade Shows

2019 Farwest Show to Host Networking Events

August 15, 2019
2019 Farwest Show to Host Networking Events for Women, Young Professionals

The 2019 Farwest Show will offer two networking opportunities for key segments of the industry. The first event, Emergent Networking Event, is for businesspeople who are new to the horticulture industry. The second event, Women... more »

August 9, 2019
Going Independent in Chicago

I’m hitting the road (well, sky) this week to attend the IGC Show, which takes place August 13-15 at Lakeside | McCormick in downtown Chicago. Now in its 13th year, the show promises new products,... more »

August 9, 2019
2019 Farwest Show to Sponsor Retailers’ Choice Awards

Organizers of the 2019 Farwest Show announced it will once again sponsor The Garden Center Group’s Retailers’ Choice Awards. The Farwest Show takes place August 21-23 in Portland, Oregon. Representatives of The Garden Center Group... more »
Radio Garden Guru Nick Federoff to Broadcast Live on Trends IGC Show

August 8, 2019
Radio Garden Guru Nick Federoff to Broadcast Live on Trends at IGC Show

Gardening guru Nick Federoff, reportedly known for his award-winning syndicated radio show “Things Green,” heard on more than 100 radio stations across the country, will broadcast live from the IGC Show floor. He will report on... more »

August 6, 2019
Salwitz to Discuss Psychology of Color in a Retail Environment at Farwest

Farwest Show organizers recently announced that show speaker and regular L&GR contributor Christina Salwitz will give a seminar on the role colors can play in the buying decisions of retail garden center customers. Her talk... more »

August 5, 2019
IGC Show’s New Vendor Zone Exhibitor List Expands

New Vendor Zone exhibitors at the IGC Show are more numerous this year, resulting in a close to 25 percent increase of companies represented in the special dedicated section, which will be located on the... more »

July 24, 2019
IGC Show Keynote to Address Ways to Reach Millennial Shoppers

Millennials and the mysteries surrounding this sometimes-elusive target consumer for garden centers are the focus of Mark Belling’s upcoming Thursday morning keynote at the IGC Show — one of three free keynotes at next month’s must-attend... more »

July 19, 2019
What’s New? A Lot!

I’ve just returned from Cultivate’19, where I got to see the latest and greatest from suppliers that span the horticulture industry. Even more exciting to me is seeing some plants that won’t even hit store... more »
IGC Retail Lab

July 8, 2019
IGC Show to Feature IGC Retail Lab

IGC Show organizers are unveiling IGC Retail Lab, a new 3,500-square-foot retail symposium and interactive design forum, which will be located on the trade show floor, in collaboration with garden center makeover expert Judy Sharpton. In... more »

July 3, 2019
Bridget Behe, Lloyd Traven to Speak at 2019 Farwest Show

Bridget Behe, Ph.D., professor of horticultural marketing at Michigan State University, will deliver two retail-garden-center-focused addresses on merchandising and pricing at The Farwest Show, taking August 21-23 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.... more »

May 13, 2019
IGC Show Announces Destinations for Store Tour, Early Bird Discounts Available for a Limited Time

IGC Show officials have announced the full roster of dynamic host destinations for the IGC Show Store Tour, ready to roll with retail inspirations on August 12, the day before the trade show opens. During the... more »

April 22, 2019
The National Hardware Show Announces NHRA Conference Lineup

This May, join retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers at the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) All-Industry Conference at the National Hardware Show (NHS) as members from each segment of the channel discuss proactive measures to... more »


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