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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Vol. 80 No. 5


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01 |Digital Edition
02 |Front Lines
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07 |Article Archive
08 |BuZZ!
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10 |Wells on Twitter
11 |Store Layout
12 |Digital Catalogs
13 |Trade Show Calendar
14 |Hard Goods Distributors
15 |Media Kit 2016
16 |Subscriptions


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September 2016 Issue

Features
Working Your Point-of-Sale System | Doug Smith
How to optimize your largest asset and get healthier and revitalized inventory.

Behind the Variety: Proven Performer | Katie Elzer-Peters
The Sombrero Echinacea series not only has the colors to wow customers, but the hardiness to keep coming back.



Consumer Buzz
Back-To-School = Big Bucks | Ann-Marie Vazzano
As usual, consumers are spending big bucks on back-to-school this year.

A Closer Look at Loyalty | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Only 22% of loyalty program members feel very satisfied with the level of personalization they experience with a program.



Columns
Top 10 Pros to Working at an IGC | Amanda Thomsen
You could probably market garden centers as a place to work solely on the health benefits alone.

Maybe It’s Not Them | Ellen C. Wells
“Wait, hold on,” you’re saying. “We have to change our approach to them?”




Profit Planet

Changing corporate culture is difficult. Just do it!
The Friel World

Even the rosiest optimism out there is tempered with caution.


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