March 2024

Revamp Your Retail Series: Signage

The second in a five-part series, this article shares research findings that can help garden retailers generate more sales through store signage.

How to attract employees with a marketing mindset

Incorporating marketing tactics like leveraging core values, integrating social media and using humanized communication in your hiring process will help you find better candidates.

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

Consider this new vendor pop quiz before introducing a product into your garden center — where every square foot counts.

5 Minutes With … Derek Ellis

Derek Ellis is CEO of Ellis Home & Garden, a family-owned and -operated garden center.

A need for natives

Pollinatives owner Donald Gerber shares why he started his retail nursery and how garden centers can sell more native plants.

Calling all garden centers!

The 2024 Lawn & Garden Retailer Innovator Awards will once again recognize garden centers that elevate the customer experience in progressive ways. We’re looking for IGCs that excel in one or mo... more

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