November/December 2017

Where Food Comes From

We as an industry are always looking to capture that elusive millennial demographic, and I get it. There’s a need for that next generation of plant lovers, or at least plant purchasers. I see amo... more

10 Ways to Create a Dynamic Customer Experience

The way you design and brand your retail space can impact your customers' perceptions and influence their behavior. Creating an engaging environment that reflects your brand, tells your story and cate... more

Summertime in Virginia

The Garden Centers of America bus tour this summer headed to Virginia, and Lawn & Garden Retailer was on board. Here are a handful of ideas from IGCs that could be worth implementing in your stores.

Retail Relevance

Tackle these three areas, so you can stay connected and lighten your load.

Garden Centers Sell More When Foliage Is First

Name a position in any garden center, and I have pretty much worked it. After 30 years in this industry, working through booms and busts, before computers and social media, even before there were box ... more

Winners Circle

Honored for their beauty and strength, these new varieties are this year's champions.

New Ideas From New England

This fall Lawn & Garden Retailer traveled Vermont with The Garden Center Group and took note of these scenes in particular.

Localizing a Gift Department

One Michigan gift shop has curated an assortment that caters to customers’ hometown pride and could help you think about the next thing to add to your gift area.

Create Some Magic

When I ask independent retailers what their trade area radius is I often receive blank stares. Why is this important? Frankly, the more I try to understand, the more perplexed I become, sometimes t... more

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