About Garden Centers of America

About Garden Centers of America

Garden Centers of America, established in 1973, is the only trade association in the United States focused fully on the independent retail garden center. GCA is proactive in addressing the issues and challenges that face the industry, and is committed to ensuring the long-term success of the IGC sector. GCA is dedicated to fostering information, education and training that promotes the exchange of ideas, profitability and positive consumer awareness of its individual member firms.

IGC is now fulfilling all GCA programs and activities under the IGC banner, led by Jeff and Cheryl Morey, whose independent garden center dedicated entities include the IGC Show, IGC Retailer, Garden Chic magazine.  Strengthened by the independent vision and reach of the IGC banner, Garden Centers of America, LLC will operate independently as a separate entity under the GCA name. The GCA board will act as the groupís Leadership Council, providing valuable insights to make GCA even more relevant to its membership through expanded programs and offerings sponsored by IGC.

Jeff Morey says. "Garden centers will discover more ways to combine forces to out-market, out-merchandise, out-manage and out-profit the mass merchants. Together, there is no limit to the successes we can achieve."

"We're already at the table, planning big things for GCA's membership," says Kris Shepard, President of GCA. "We're so excited about the opportunities this new venture brings to independent garden centers across America."

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