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Monday, February 20, 2017 Vol. 80 No. 10


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01 |Digital Edition
02 |Front Lines
03 |The Goods
04 |The Goods Submissions


05 |Classifieds
06 |Request Product Info
07 |Young Retailer Award
08 |Article Archive
09 |BuZZ!
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11 |Wells on Twitter
12 |Store Layout
13 |Digital Catalogs
14 |Trade Show Calendar
15 |Hard Goods Distributors
16 |Media Kit 2017
17 |Subscriptions


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February 2017 Issue

Features
Container Series: DIY Kokedama | Amanda Thomsen
You can make these with whatever plants are hanging around (pun intended).

Hiring for the Long Haul | Jennifer Polanz
Tips for attracting and retaining the best employees for you.



Consumer Buzz
A Gender Divide | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Men and women have two very different views as to who’s responsible for their household’s spending.

Heavy Spenders | Ann-Marie Vazzano
A recent Viant/Nielsen study aimed to pinpoint the characteristics of “heavy spenders”—the top 40% of shoppers based on their total spending over the past 90 days.



Columns
February: In Like Black Ice, Out Like Mardi Gras | Amanda Thomsen
What are the pros and cons of working for a Boomer vs. Millennial?

The Dangers of Playing It Safe | Jennifer Polanz
Fortunately for our industry, we trade in peace and solace, as long as we sell it right.




WEB EXCLUSIVE

Combinations: 15 Hot Picks For Spring |Jennifer Polanz
In an issue full of containers, we had to give you something to put in all those pots. Here are some great choices for wowing customers this spring.





Nominations are open for the 2017 Green Profit/Dümmen Orange Young Retailer Award! |Ball Publishing Staff
Nominate your favorite up-and-coming retailer today!

Profit Planet

When faced with riddles, we usually answer based on our experience, assumptions and biases.
The Friel World

Feeding birds is hobby #2, behind gardening—a natural for garden centers.


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