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  • K&W Plants Up Median & Wins Kudos from the Community

    K&W Plants Up Median & Wins Kudos from the Community
    As part of a citywide beautification initiative, K&W Greenery in Janesville, WI, plants up the median and frontage space in front of its store in spring, providing a scenic route for drivers on Highway 14....READ MORE
     
  • Painting Parties Pull People In

    Painting Parties Pull People In
    Milaeger’s Racine, WI, store is a social gathering spot during its two-hour evening Painting Parties held monthly, excluding the busy time of May....READ MORE
     
  • Tell a Color Story

    Tell a Color Story
    A niche market of combination planters for all seasons of the year is driving a new generation of shoppers as well as seasoned regulars into Tonkadale Greenhouse in Minnetonka, MN. “Our merchandise is purchased with the idea that you can use it in conjunction with your containers inside or outside, so most of it is outdoor-durable,” says Jessie Jacobson, General Manager....READ MORE
     
  • Watch for a Surge in Millennial Homeowners in the Next Four Years - and Make Sure You’re Stocked for It!

    Watch for a Surge in Millennial Homeowners in the Next Four Years - and Make Sure You’re Stocked for It!
    Get ready for more Millennials in a home gardening frame of mind at your garden center four years from now. They may be renters now, but more are getting into the housing market....READ MORE
     
  • Don’t Just ‘Think Different,’ ‘Do Different’

    Don’t Just ‘Think Different,’ ‘Do Different’
    I’ve discovered there are three distinct types of garden center owners: 1. Those who believe their current condition is as good as things are going to get. They’re convinced they have no need for an “outsider” to suggest ways that could actually improve on what they have in place....READ MORE
     
 
News and Opinions
  • Big Things In Store

    August 17, 2012

    New ideas, new products, new excitement at IGC 2012 - you’ve never seen anything like it! Spring sprang - and sprang big. Now garden center owners, managers and staff are making big plans

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  • ‘It Was Awesome,’ Say IGCs of the Season that Broke Records

    July 20, 2012
    Spring’s early arrival across the country, along with consumers’ willingness to open their wallets, made for a sunny selling season for many this year. “Weather-wise, it was awesome; sales-wise, it was awesome,” says Peter Bowden, Garden Expert and Public Relations for Hewitt’s Garden Centers, NY, ranked No. 49 in IGC Retailer’s 100 report with $10.4 million in sales....

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