March 2018

Fear of Missing Out

If you haven’t heard of the term FOMO, popularized largely by millennials as a fear of missing out, I’m here to tell you that it could be bene cial to your garden center. FOMO was add... more

Innovation Over Tradition

The new customer doesn’t want the same old plants. Instead, rethink foliage, combinations and off-season options.

Art in the Garden

Calgo Gardens in Freehold, New Jersey, has created a retreat for its customers and multiple creative businesses.

From Wholesale to Retail

Read how Jason’s Greenhouse in Yelm, Washington, not only survived the Great Recession as a relatively new business but also reinvented itself to thrive today.

Leading Upward

When I was coming up in retail through high school and college, I was trained at Nordstrom (when I thought I would go into fashion) that it was important to them that I not rely on asking for permissi... more

10 Essentials to Include in an Employee Handbook

From your company mission to termination policies, learn some of the important components.

Price is What You Pay; Value is What You Get!

Over the years, you’ve seen and heard many folks in our industry, myself included, talk loudly and emphatically about the absolute necessity for every company to clearly state what their ... more

Food Trucks on the Farm

Will Heeman, Chief Daymaker at Heeman’s in Thorndale, Ontario, spoke with Lawn & Garden Retailer about its largest event of the year: a two-day food truck and kickoff to fall weekend that will celebrate its fifth year in 2018.

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