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March 18, 2024
Retail industry continues to be largest private-sector employer

The retail industry supported 55 million full-time and part-time jobs in 2022, accounting for 26% of total U.S. employment, according to a new report released by the National Retail Federation. The figures are up from... more »

March 15, 2024
NRF: Retail sales bounced back in February

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows retail sales expanded in February after a strong but flat January, National Retail Federation chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “Retail sales rebounded in a solid fashion in February,... more »

March 14, 2024
NRF: Easter spending to exceed $22B this year

Consumer spending is expected to reach a total of $22.4 billion this Easter, according to the annual survey recently released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. The total figure is the... more »

Garden Center Show Retailer Bus Tour details announced - The Gardens at Ball

March 12, 2024
Garden Center Show Retailer Bus Tour details announced

Five scheduled stops have been announced for the Lawn & Garden Retailer Bus Tour, taking place on Monday, Aug. 7, the day before The Garden Center Show. The tour offers an exclusive look at several... more »

Dümmen Orange exhibit in new location at CAST

March 12, 2024
Dümmen Orange exhibiting in new location at CAST

Dümmen Orange is planning its exhibit for the upcoming California Spring Trials (CAST) 2024 with a new location this year. Center of Effort will host Dümmen Orange in Arroyo Grande, California, from 8 a.m. to... more »

More than 2K plants added to NetPS Plant Finder Tool

March 12, 2024
More than 2K plants added to NetPS Plant Finder Tool

Some 2,325 new plant varieties have been added to the NetPS Plant Finder Tool, bringing the total in the database to over 35,000 plants, according to Northscaping. Among the plants added are over 450 new... more »