GREEN PROFIT - February 2018 Issue (Vol. 81 No. 10)
Buzz Worthy
There’s Something To Be Said About Small
Ellen C. Wells
That’s what enables the human-driven economics to start churning.
Cover Story
Staying on Point
Jennifer Polanz
Take a look at what’s trending when it comes to the 4 “dos:” color, texture, shape and style.
Features
Done Deal: Easy Peasy Combos
Jennifer Polanz
Breeders and growers make it easier than ever to offer beautiful combos.
Features
Houseplants Are Good For You!
Ellen C. Wells
First in a series of how to make the most of your houseplant department.
Features
Is Personalization Right for You?
Mason Day
Here’s the skinny on personalizing container programs and how it could connect with customers while driving sales.
Features
Putting Your POS to Work for You
Sam Kirkland & Rachel Edler
Epicor’s Sam Kirkland and Homestead Gardens’ Rachel Edler team up to show how you can use your point-of-sale data to target marketing and promotions.
First
Size Matters
Jennifer Polanz
Americans seem to have a lot more room to play with on the inside than on the outside.
Friel World
Talking in a Winter Wonderland
John Friel
Also, as I type, I’m about to embark on two hort excursions that will be history by the time you read this.
Front Lines
Finding New Plants
Ellen C. Wells
Maybe some of you growers and garden centers are still looking for new annuals (and other things) to add to your benches this year. If so, the National Garden Bureau is ready to lend you a hand.
Front Lines
Jim Eason Joins Bower & Branch Board
Jennifer Polanz
Founder of Eason Horticulture Resources Jim Eason has joined Bower & Branch on its board of directors, as well as contributing a financial investment.
Front Lines
Luxury Market Looking Up
Jennifer Polanz
Pam Danziger is a consultant in the luxury market and her firm Unity Marketing recently reported results from a survey of 600 luxury industry executives in fashion, jewelry, home furnishings, travel, hospitality and design.
Front Lines
Millennials are DIYers
Ellen C. Wells
A recent CNBC report on Home Depot’s latest earnings says the retailer had an “impressive increase” in same-store sales with folks spending on tools, lumber, garden accessories and flooring.
Front Lines
Ray Greenstreet’s Plans for 2018
Chris Beytes
Ray Greenstreet is a great subject for my informal “what are you planning for 2018?” question. Based in Maryland, Ray is a grower, a retailer (three locations), a landscaper and now a green wall installer.
Kiss My Aster
Get in Line
Amanda Thomsen
“Currently, we have our boxes scattered throughout the yard, so even the window can be optional!”—The Horticult
Profit
The Right Decision
Bill McCurry
A secondary part of good decisions is focusing on how they’ll fit your overall business strategy.
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