Also in this issue...
Arett Expands | Ellen C. Wells
The New Jersey-based lawn, garden, home and holiday distributor continues to invest in the Midwest market with an even bigger warehouse in Troy, Ohio.
Customer Satisfaction at a High | Jennifer Polanz
The numbers are in and customers seem pretty highly satisfied by the retail experiences they’re having, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index for 2016.
Flowers for Millennials | Ellen C. Wells
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) and the Floral Marketing Research Fund (FMRF) just released a new consumer report called “Marketing Tactics to Increase Millennial Floral Purchases.”
For the Bees (and More) | Ellen C. Wells
Need to learn more about protecting pollinators? Well, that’s why the Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes Conference was created.
Happy Birthday Chalet! | Jennifer Polanz
Chalet Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center in Wilmette, Illinois, turns 100 this year, and to celebrate, the third-generation run operation has many events and activities planned over the course of 2017.
Miss Saori Available in U.S. | Jennifer Polanz
A hydrangea that made a huge splash three years ago at the Chelsea Flower Show is now available in the U.S. after a two-year mandatory quarantine period.
New Knock Outs | Jennifer Polanz
Three new Knock Out roses are joining the lineup, 10 years after the last introduction.
NRF Predicts Sales Will Increase | Ellen C. Wells
Good news for that garden center—and for yours, too—is the latest forecast from the National Retail Federation, which puts 2017 sales between 3.7% to 4.2% over 2016 sales.
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