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Thursday, May 28, 2015 Vol. 79 No. 1


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May 2015 Issue

Features
Taking it to the NextLevel | Karen Gardner
AmericanHort’s management-level event, through the eyes of a young entrepreneur (and last year’s Young Retailer Award Winner).

If You Don’t Spray, Will They Pay? | Heidi Wollaeger, Kristin Getter and Bridget Behe
In the second of a two-part series, researchers from Michigan State University delve into the consumer mind-set when it comes to neonics.



Consumer Buzz
Animal Houses | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Pet spending reached a record high in 2014, with Americans spending an estimated $58.5 billion on their furry friends—a nearly 5% increase over 2013, according to the American Pet Products Association.

Farmers Markets’ Underbelly | Ann-Marie Vazzano
A recent study of every farmers market in the Bronx found they aren’t all that and a bag of potatoes.



Columns
By the Numbers | Ian Baldwin
Success is measured by the bottom line more than the top line.

It’s Not About the Cookies | Jennifer Polanz
Let our collective mantra this spring be, “I will happily turn a profit this year.”




Profit Planet

When you’re a garden center with a limited growing season, additional products and services can provide year-round cash flow.
The Friel World

Eighty-five years on, some people are still offended by the idea of patenting living things.


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