West Coast Retailers Rush to Fill Commerce Void; Nationwide Shortages Expected

West Coast Retailers Rush to Fill Commerce Void; Nationwide Shortages Expected

Saturday, January 12, 2013
In the wake of recent Commerce Corp. events, West Coast retailers have been especially busy filling the void. Reportedly, Armstrong, Summerwinds, and Green Acres Garden Center have all shifted their orders to western distributor L&L. According to a high-ranking manufacturer source, only about half of IGC retailers nationwide have made decisions about who will replace their Commerce orders and less than half of the merchandise has been ordered/shipped to the distributors. With the spring season in the sunbelt states starting in the next month, a significant number of garden centers are expected to start their prime selling season with less than full shelves.